Distance: 75 miles and 2400 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
Although all three routes return on the San Gabriel River, today each route pretty much goes its separate way. This long starts by heading into Whittier and doing a little climbing in the Whittier Hills (some very nice homes). As you can see on the profile, this is just about the only climbing of the day. The route then proceeds southeast down to Anaheim to pick up the Santa Ana River trail. (There is a little more climbing on this stretch including riding West Road.) We then take the river down to Huntington Beach for lunch. After lunch we ride the coast north to the San Gabriel River and take that all the way back to the start. After the initial climbing, you can see that this is a very flat ride.
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