Person Riding Trail On a Bike

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we know there’s more to owning a VW than the roads you take it on — there are the roads it takes you to as well. If you’re into biking (and why wouldn’t you be?) that means finding the best bike trails in Santa Monica, like the ones on our list.

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Santa Monica State Beach

Have you ever wanted to take a leisurely bike ride along the water? Well, this is your chance. At Santa Monica State Beach, you can bring your own or rent a bike, and explore the sandy beaches, check out the pier, or just wander the byways all day.

Location: 1432 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica Bike Path

A miles-long beachfront path that has been featured in many iconic movie and television scenes, the Santa Monica runs south to Venice and North to the Pacific Palisades, allowing you to take in miles of scenic Pacific coast along the way.

Location: Ocean Front, Santa Monica

Ken Burton Loop

If you prefer something more rugged, the Ken Burton Loop in the Los Angeles National Forest could be ideal. It’s an advanced ride — not something for the faint of heart — but the 14-mile loop will deliver stunning vistas and a heart-racing challenge that makes it well worth the effort.

Location: Los Angeles National Forest

Exposition Line Bikeway

Just South of Brentwood and Southwest of Beverly Hills is the long, gentle Exposition Line Bikeway. This asphalt paved pathway takes you from Santa Monica to Culver City along a 12.2-mile path is a great way for commuters to get around while avoiding traffic and makes a perfect path for families on the move.

Location: 17th Street/SMC Station, Santa Monica

Backbone Trail

Another challenging trail providing breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood, and even the M*A*S*H 1970 film set. If you want your scenic ride to be served up with a side of Hollywood nostalgia, Backbone Trail could be the route for you.

Location: Will Rogers State Park, Los Angeles, CA

Learn More About the Area from Volkswagen Santa Monica

There is so much to see and do in Santa Monica, and we at Volkswagen Santa Monica are excited to share it with you. To learn more about us and why we should be your first stop for all things Volkswagen, contact one of our knowledgeable associates today.