I'm sure when almost five miles of a local abandoned right-of-way was converted into a bike- and pedestrian-friendly greenway in neighboring city Whittier, it was for the local community.
But for me, rail trails are destinations.
And the Whittier Greenway is a good one. It's worth the 45 minute drive from Beverly Hills, with my bike mounted on the back.
Especially with some of the preserved elements, bridges and trestles that are fun to ride across.
Now that I'm not as intimidated by traveling with my bike in tow, I wonder how many other bike paths there are to explore in Los Angeles County.
I passed at least two more of them on my way back from Whittier.
The Whittier Greenway is relatively short at just over nine miles round trip, but it was a worthy destination, and now has me excited to do much more biking now that I've got some more time on my hands...
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