Whittier college, movie backdrops, four city parks. Hollywood's idea of small town America.

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Home Town

Year Round Walk

SN: 124448 - 2024 / Y2047

when is the event

From Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

Start times: Daylight hours.

Hosted on the Online Start Box (OSB) only

where is the event

Whittier, California

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

CC: Los Angeles County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

Walk the historic town of Whittier, CA, Hollywood's idea of small town America. It's the home of Richard Nixon and Whittier College. The route passes the original Whittier train station that's still used as a transportation hub by city buses. There are four city parks on this route, including one that features a statue of poet John Greenleaf Whittier. The town has been the backdrop for the TV series Wonder Years and movies including Father of the Bride 2, Back to the Future II and Terminator 3.The route is all on paved paths, sidewalks or on the Whittier College campus pathways.

conditions for the event

Rating: 1A, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Hard

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

Route qualifies for California's "Walking with Woody" program and the Pacific Region's "University Walkin'" Program.


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page or the maps phrase below, if provided by the club. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

Maps phrase and directions link

Click "GO" to bring up the directions on Google maps to the event starting point.

Whittier Palm Park Center

The above maps phrase is only provided for planning purposes. The downloaded event directions provide detailed directions to the starting point and possible alternate start point locations. THERE IS NO PHYSICAL START BOX AT THIS LOCATION.

event sponsor

South Bay Striders (AVA-0338)

Event website: www.sbstriders.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.