Thanks to the winter rains and recent warm days, the California native landscape of the San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood is in full bloom and worth a visit.
The 1 ½-mile trail is accessible from three entry points:
- Park at Monte Verde Park, 4626 N. Shadeway Road and enter at the trailhead
- Park at Boyar Park or the Nye Library and enter the trail off Stevely Avenue or Del Amo Boulevard
- Park at the end of Candlewood Street and enter there.
The path is also accessible at Carson Street but there is no easy parking available nearby.
The trail is open from dawn to dusk.