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Ranchos Walk 2021

The Ranchos Walk is coming back this year! Stay tuned for updates on this walk which will reverse direction this year walking from Rancho los Cerritos to Rancho los Alamitos.

Registration for the next Ranchos Walk will open in August 2021.

Support Ranchos Walk 2021

We are proud to make Ranchos Walk 2019 free for all participants. Please consider supporting Ranchos Walk partners with a donation: Walk Long BeachRancho Los CerritosRancho Los Alamitos 

3 Distances Available

Full Ranchos Walk

6-Mile Ranchos Walk

3.5-Mile Ranchos Walk

Schedule

TBD

What to Bring

Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, a hat, and apply plenty of sunscreen. Bring a reusable water bottle to refill at water stations along the route. Three rest stops along the route will provide water, snacks, first aid, restroom facilities, and information for participants.

Please no dogs. This is a long walk and could be too much for your furry friend. Service dogs only will be allowed.

Download the izi Travel app on your smart phone to access digital route guidance and audio information on points of interest along the route. Open the app and search for "Ranchos Walk" to find the tour and start route guidance. Bring a power bank to ensure your battery will last for the full walk. 

Bring money and your ID to purchase food and enjoy refreshments in the beer garden at the Rancho Los Cerritos 175th Anniversary Celebration.

Getting to Ranchos Walk

By bus: Take the bus to the starting point at Rancho los Cerritos. 

By car: Parking is available at all of the starting points, but it is limited. At CSULB, lot E6 on the corner of E Anaheim Rd and Palo Verde Ave is available for paid parking and scheduled shuttles will take you to the walk start. 

Route Maps

Explore the Ranchos Walk route in the maps below.

Aerial view of the route with starting points and rest stops:

Ranchos Walk route on the 1944 map of the Ranchos:

Ranchos Walk route on the 1896 topographical map:

Safety Tips

  • Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Don't assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers, don't just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, he or she may not be paying enough attention to drive safely.
  • Cross streets at marked crosswalks or intersections, if possible.
  • Obey traffic signals such as WALK/DON'T WALK signs.
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.
  • Watch for turning vehicles. Make sure the driver sees you and will stop for you.
  • Look across ALL lanes you must cross and visually clear each lane before proceeding. Even if one motorist stops, do not presume drivers in other lanes can see you and will stop for you.
  • Don't wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing.
  • Light colors and reflective materials make you stand out.