Best Biking and Hiking Trails in Whittier
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What's up, everybody? Willie and Anna with the Garcia real estate team here in Whittier California. If this is your first time on our YouTube channel and you would like to know everything about living, working, eating, sleeping, playing and the biking and hiking trails here in Whittier, then make sure you tap the subscribe button down below. Click the little bell, so that you are notified every single time we do a brand-new video.
We get so many people reaching out to us every week that are considering moving out to Whittier that we absolutely love it.
Whittier is known for its beautiful landscape, from its lovely purple jacaranda trees to its pine trees, its magnolia trees and the big ficus trees. If you're into hiking or mountain biking, and would like to take advantage of these beautiful views, well, in this video we're going to take you on a tour of the beautiful Whittier trails.
There are five exhibit stations on the Whittier Greenway trails
So, the trail starts at the Northwest corner of Whittier and it extends 4.8 miles East ending at the corner of Lambert and Mills Avenue. The city of Whittier is actually looking into extending the trail all the way to Orange County. We can't wait until that happens. Were you aware that there's five exhibit stations within the Greenway Trails?
One of them is the Citrus Station, which is South of Penn Street. This exhibit features Whittier's agricultural history and the need for water policy and conservation, right behind this exhibit is the old Sunkist orange packing house. The next station is the Wind Sculptures, which is located West of Mills, exactly at the Five Points. This location exhibits beautiful, unique wind sculptures that were permanently installed here in Whittier.
Make sure to stop at the exhibits and read the history
Another station is the Sycamore station, which is North of the Five Points. This exhibit recognizes the native California Sycamore trees, and describes the history of transportation along this corridor from the wagons and railroads that transported citrus crops, to the early automobiles that traveled along the path of pre–Whittier Boulevard.
The next station is the Oak station, which is West of Mills Avenue. This exhibit describes Whittier's founding as a Quaker colony and traces the community's growth. The Exhibit station here at Palm Park received a grant from Southern California Edison to use historic wooden columns from the Fred C. Nelles sight for an arbor of Whittier Greenway Trails.
The above station is located at Palm Park in West Whittier. Anna and I see many families out at this station enjoying the park and having family picnics. The park has a softball field, a large children's playground, public swimming pool, many picnic benches and BBQ pits. This is definitely a great place to come out on the weekend and have some family time...
You must visit the Hellman trails and enjoy the views
Here in Whittier, we also have the Hellman hiking trails which consist of 6 other trails such as the Sycamore Canyon trail. That trails about 1.3 miles in length and the elevation is about 200 feet. You also have the Peppergrass trail, which is about 1.1 miles and the elevation is 350 feet. You have the Mariposa trail which is a bit over a half a mile and the elevation is only 60 feet. Here in Whittier, we also have the Hellman hiking trails which consist of 6 other trails such as the Sycamore Canyon trail. That trails about 1.3 miles in length and the elevation is about 200 feet. You also have the Peppergrass trail, which is about 1.1 miles and the elevation is 350 feet. You have the Mariposa trail which is a bit over a half a mile and the elevation is only 60 feet. You have the Rattlesnake Ridge trail and that one is about a mile and a half long and the elevation is 200 feet.
Visit the East Whittier Trails, Arroyo Pescadero
We just left the Hellman trails and now we are at the Arroyo Pescadero trails, these trails are really close to the intersection of Mar Vista and Colima Rd. This place is also just amazing and the vegetation is green and colorful.
Recently, there's been so much rain that everything has turned green, the land has so much vegetation. We highly recommend you guys come out here and bring the family. It's a great place to work out and enjoy a peaceful, tranquil nature walk.
Near the intersection of Mar Vista and Colima, there are three additional trails. There's the Arroyo Pescadero Loop trail. That trail is 2 miles and the elevation is about 180 feet. Then you have the Arroyo San Miguel trail which is 1.8 miles and the elevation is about 360 feet. Then you have the last trail, which is the Deer Loop trail that trail is a much shorter trail, It's about 0.8 miles and the elevation is 20 feet. Well, these are the trails that are near the intersection Colima and Mar Vista. Come out here, you'll enjoy the beautiful sceneries early in the morning. You can actually see Catalina Island on a clear day.
Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring plenty of water, water for you dogs and some sunscreen. Anna and I hope to see you on The Green Way Trails in Whittier soon!