Distance: 27 miles and 600 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)
Like the long and medium, this short goes to the Marina for a break and then returns to the start, but unlike the long and medium, it does not make the trip to the Palisades. Instead, it makes a loop first to Santa Monica and then down to the Marina. Somewhat of a surprise, the trip back to the start from the Marina follows the long route. Without the Palisades loop, this short has a lot less climbing. As you can see by the profile, most of the climbing is the gradual grade from sea level at the Marina back up to the start in Beverly Hills.
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