Thanks to the winter rains and recent warm days, the California native landscape of the San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood is in full bloom and worth a visit.
The 1 ½-mile trail is accessible from three entry points (click here to see brochure with map):
• Park at Monte Verde Park, 4626 N. Shadeway and enter at the trailhead
• Park at Boyar Park or the Nye Library on Del Amo and enter off Stevely
• Park at the end of Candlewood St. and enter there.
The path is also accessible at Carson Street but there is no easy parking available nearby.
The trail is open from dawn to dusk.