Unknown to many Angelenos, the Los Angeles River wends its way through LA, from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. For years, much of the river has been culverted in concrete channels, hidden from view except as an occasional backdrop to gritty Hollywood movie scenes.
Recently, the river has seen a renaissance, with organizations such as Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) working with local groups to revitalize the landscape with new parklands that combine natural beauty and urban artistic creativity.
Travel with FoLAR guide and fine artist Joe Linton on more than 40 walking, biking, and driving tours that explore the parks, artwork, pathways, historic bridges, and natural areas along the 51 miles of river. Filled with beautiful original illustrations by Linton, this guide is as unique as the river itself.