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Errol Flynn

The Arroyo Seco in Pasadena

The Arroyo Seco in Pasadena

Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is one in a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million. ARROYO WALK Distance: 3 to 7 miles Duration: 1 to 2.5 hours Difficulty: 1 Transportation: Free parking; Metro bus: Nos. 176, 177 This is a lovely country-in-the-city walk, flat and undemanding, offering rare views of the untamed river — less than five minutes from Old Town Pasadena. The 22-mile-long Arroyo Seco, a river-bed canyon that begins in the San Gabriel Mountains and runs into the Los Angeles River, was a lot of things before it became home to the world's first freeway and a concrete ditch with water in it. ...