Will Rogers State Park (Short)

Distance: 29 miles and 1400 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

Today the two routes do not stay together much, although they do come together at Will Rogers Park and for lunch. This short starts by heading directly over to Brentwood and the Pacific Palisades. Here it joins the medium route for a climb up Amalfi Dr and on to Will Rodgers Park.  After stopping in the park to (perhaps) watch some polo, both routes head back south into Santa Monica for lunch. After lunch, while the medium adds another loop into the hills, this short simply heads directly back to the start along Olympic Blvd. If you look at the profile, you can see that the route is fairly hilly (although not as hilly as the medium route), but no hill climbs much higher than 400 feet above sea level and the climbs are not excessively steep. 

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