LA River: The Trip of a Lifetime

Here is the route and the general information:

The river program runs during daylight hours until Labor Day (September 2) and anyone can access the river free of charge for a Class I river rapids ride that will take about 2 ½ hours.

Only non-motorized, steerable boats – like kayaks and canoes – are permitted on the river…no innertubes et al

The route:

the trip










You will need two cars – one at put-in near Rattlesnake Park and one at take-out at Confluence Park.

More info:

Want to take a guided tour?

LA River Open For Pleasure

Use at your own pleasure


The LA River opened today for kayakers and other river types and, well, that’s a pretty darn amazing thing. Just a few years ago folks who tried to use the river were cited/ticket/arrested – it was ugly. But common sense has prevailed. While what happened to the LA River is at best unconscionable, it is better to look forward than look back. Someday, soon, Angelenos will be able to head on down to the river and, and while respecting the natural and built environment, have some fun.  If you want to get baptized this summer then visit the good people at to arrange your dipping.

LA River Hootenanny

C’mon people, get it together. We is having an LA River Hootenanny supreme this Friday night at the House of Blues at 830 and we need your good spirits. Brannigan’s Law and Twin (arrested for going down the LA River two years ago) will be laying it down and others will be playing it up. More info here: