April 30, 2020

How to Get to the Los Angeles River Entrance

I've always wanted to drive down to the Los Angeles River but never knew where the entrance was at. Scratch that, my friend drove me there once but the entrance was way too steep of a decline for a lowered car to drive down. It was about 45 degrees and it would cause the car to bottom out and break shit before getting down to the river bed.

Somehow the conversation of the LA river came up again recently and I decided to do research to see if there was any new information on safely getting there. And there was! Another YouTuber (@Cinedyne Films) had a video up on how to get there with coordinates.

cOORDINATES: 34°04'50.2"N 118°13'30.9"W

I loaded up my GoPro and my A6400 and went out for a cruise.

The Los Angeles River entrance that I took was on the outskirts of town. It wasn't hard to find and it was very easily accessible to any car. In my case, my truck had no problem getting down there.

Expert Tip from My Negligence

So I mentioned that I didn't have a problem getting down there. I did, however, stupidly attempt a few donuts over murky water that caused a puncture in my tire. I drove about 15 miles out before my 33 psi tires became 16 psi. Luckily, I was able to get it to a tire shop without issue.

If you're going to go in any vehicle, be careful of the water and what's underneath. When I went, there was a homeless guy throwing rocks against the wall. There's also a lot of trash and debris everywhere so pick your shoes carefully if you plan on walking around. Don't go after a major rainfall as it can be potentially dangerous.

My Gear:
Shot on GoPro:
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Also shot with Sony A6400
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Zeiss 24mm
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Headrest Mount for A6400

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