Descriptions of Running Courses Near JPL

The purpose of this page is to be a resource for people looking for places to run, jog or walk in the vicinity of JPL. There are a number of well established and well traveled courses of varying distances and difficulties.

Our intent is keep adding course descriptions until most of the local running paths and trails are listed. We'd like to include things like directions, maps, distance and elevation specs, terrain, and ancillary data like where the nearest water fountain or bathroom can be found.

Please contribute your favorite running courses to this page!

Road and Trail Courses

  • Trail Runs East of JPL
  • Tabulation of some running courses near JPL
  • Rose Bowl Trail Course via Devil's Gate Dam
  • La Canada Bridle Trail

    Race Courses

  • Green Dot 2-Mile Course on the Arroyo Seco Canyon Road
  • Rose Dot 3-Mile Loop around the Rose Bowl (and associated 10-K course)
  • Bldg 264 to Arroyo Seco Canyon 2-Mile Course
  • JPL-Smith Bridge-Devil's Gate Dam 10K Course
  • JPL-Nino Canyon 10K Course
  • 1983-1986 Great Pumpkin Run Course , 1.9 miles to 4.3 miles.
  • 1978-1982 Arroyo Seco Freako Microthon Course , 4.2 miles.
  • 1984-1997 Arroyo Seco Freako Microthon Course , 5 kilometers.
  • 2008 Arroyo Seco Freako Microthon Course , 3 1/3 miles.