Silver Lake Reservoir Path - Road Running

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While on this path, you'll get a calming view of the water as you make your way through the hip Silver Lake community in the middle of Los Angeles.

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Taylor Reilly


2.5 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

3.2 miles


2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 hours

30 minutes to 1 hour


Spring, Fall, and Winter

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits




Silver Lake Reservoir jogging trail is a nice 2.5-mile loop around Silver Lake Reservoir with roughly 200 ft in elevation gain. While on this path, a runner will get a calming view of the water, and will get to pass through the hip Silver Lake community in the middle of Los Angeles.

What Makes It Great

 This reservoir is in the center of the Silver Lake community, and not only does it provide its residents with a convenient place for rest and recreation, but its water actually supplies South Los Angeles during hot drought periods. 

This trail has several grassy areas, a playground, a basketball court, and other amenities that can deliver a nice day at the park for the family and couples alike. The path is dog friendly, but they must be on a leash; that is until you reach the off-leash fenced in area at one end of the park, where they're free to run around with one another. 

Who is Going to Love It

For runners, there aren't many things better than lake loops. With a lake loop run, you've got the predictability and repetition of a track, combined with the appealing vistas of a pristine lake to keep you from getting bored.

The path around Silver Lake is also an ideal place for a family bike ride. It's flat, short, and easy, and makes for a good place to teach young children how to ride. Take as many laps as you want, and have a good time!

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

You find the reservoir at 1854 To 2246 Silver Lake Blvd.

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Silver Lake Reservoir Path

Silver Lake Reservoir
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
34.098441, -118.26082

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