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Old 03-09-12, 12:39 PM   #1
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SGRT / Coyote Creek - any reliable water sources?

I see there are a bunch of parks all along there - are any of them good places to load up on (clean) water? (mostly interested in the part from about Montebello to Seal Beach)

Plan B is to find a 7-11 on PCH before I ride back.
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They are ALL good places to refill water bottles, and use the restrooms.
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OK, I'll have to give it a whirl... I just didn't want to pedal aimlessly around looking for a fountain.
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When you have questions on where can you pedal, park or piddle, check TrailLink.com. It's a national database of bike trails.

If a proper trail survey has been done (all volunteer), the map will show all the trailheads, parking, restrooms and water.

Here is the TL page for Coyote Creek - an interesting trail.

http://www.traillink.com/trail/coyot...iranda%29.aspx

You may want to start down at the beach (See the SGRT page) or up at Frontier Park, about a block east of the upper end of the trail. As the sea breeze builds in the late morning and afternoon, heading down early and up later can be a Good Career Move.

Dregerclock has a YouTube video of the ride. The Trike Squadron did a loop - up the CCT, x lots to the Whittier Greenway, over to the LARIO and down that to the harbor and over.
I found Cerritos Regional Park, about midway, a nice place to stop. Water is by the tennis courts.


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I usually refill and get ice at Seal Beach, but if i don't i use the water from the park fountains. All the water seems to be OK.
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Well, made it from Whittier all the way down SGRT on less than one bottle of water, so I chugged it and refilled from the handy little fountain right there at the beach where the trail dead ends. Thanks for the Cerritos park tip, when it gets hotter that will probably be a great spot to rewater.

I rode back on Coyote Creek... unfortunately, it's not really clear where to cross over from the east side to the west (going north), and the west was beautifully paved. The east side was a challenge to my fillings.
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There's a battered sign just north of Lincoln (where the ramp from Lincoln onto the northbound trail is) that tells you to cross over to the west side. Personally, I find north of Alondra or so on CCT is creepy.
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There's a battered sign just north of Lincoln (where the ramp from Lincoln onto the northbound trail is) that tells you to cross over to the west side. Personally, I find north of Alondra or so on CCT is creepy.
I am on Coyote Creek Trail (CCT) all the time and have found the best place to cross from the east side to the west side is at Centralia/Crescent. There's much less traffic and plenty of room. There are entrances/exits on both the north and south sides of street, so you can stay on the same side of the road to change trail sides, or cross the street and the trail at the same time.

As for places to water-up, any of the parks along the way are good. On CCT there's Cerritos Regional Park (at Del Amo), and on SGRT there's many options including: El Dorado Park Area III, Rynerson Park (Del Amo), and Liberty Park (South St.)
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I find north of Alondra or so on CCT is creepy.
Really Condorita? I ride the North section all the time and while it is more industrial, I certainly wouldn't call it "creepy."

Well, unless warehouses and industry creeps you out.

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