Arroyo Seco

The Arroyo Seco refers to both the stream course and the canyon spans throughout the western portion of Pasadena. "The Arroyo" supports thriving natural ecosystems that are home to several native plant communities and hundreds of wildlife species. Efforts are underway to protect, enhance, and restore these ecosystems by city and local community organizations. With 22 miles of trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, and more, it was recently included in the National Register of Historic Places, placing it among the nation's top cultural resources.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Walking, hiking, jogging
  • Equestrian use along the trails on the south entrance to San Pasqual Stables
  • Bicycling on paved paths and roads
  • Picnic in the Los Padres National Forest
  • Archery range
  • Casting pond
  • Brookside Golf Course
  • Oak Grove Disc Gold Corse


  1. Arroyo Terrace Trail - 1.6 mile loop. Walk around Brookside Park area to get a pretty view of the mountains.
  2. Oak Grove Park Loop - 1.8 miles. Lovely scenery. Leads to the Oak Grove Disc Golf Course.
  3. Arroyo Seco Loop - 3 mile loop. Starts at Hermon Park and heads north around the golf course.
  4. The Lower Arroyo Seco - 3.2 mile loop. No bikes allowed. Mostly gravel and known to be muddy after rain.
  5. Rose Bowl Loop - 3.3 mile loop. Popular trail for walkers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, and runners. Little shade. Easy parking and bathrooms on the south side of the Rose Bowl Stadium entrance.

Explore the Arroyo Seco

  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Only In Pasadena
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Pet-Friendly

Arroyo Seco

415 S Arroyo Blvd,
Pasadena, CA 91105

  • Phone: (626) 744-7311