Enjoy this 2.5-mile run from the Venice Fishing Pier down the Venice Strand along the beach. Wind through the beautiful Venice Canal Historic District in some of the most sought after real estate in Southern California.
What Makes It Great
The canals in the Venice Canal Historic District are a unique site in LA. They were originally constructed in 1905 as part of Abbot Kinney's plan to recreate the atmosphere of Venice, Italy. However, with the ever increasing popularity of the automobile at that time, these canals were eventually regarded as outdated. Some were turned into roads and others remained in disrepair for years until they were later renovated to their present state in 1992.
Who is Going to Love It
This is a great run for those looking for a quick, hour or less run (you can do a few out and backs with ease).
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Start at the Venice Fishing Pier and head northwest along the Venice Strand, before taking 25th Avenue into the Canal District. Wind back and forth along the canals until you return on 25th Avenue to the Strand and eventually back to the Pier. There are bathrooms along the Strand and at the Pier. Also, there is plenty of post-run grub along the Strand at cafes and snack shacks. Dogs are allowed on this route, but they must stay on leash.
For a really scenic, historic, and pleasant run in the LA area, look no further than the route from Venice Fishing Pier to the Venice Canals and back.