Go Metro to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28

All aboard for nature! Go Metro to the great outdoors on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28. Nature for All has multiple transit trips planned all around L.A. County!

Start the day at the morning festival at Union Station from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy free activities for all ages, music, an education fair and more. Get to Union Station via the Gold, Red, Purple or Silver Line, Metro Bus or Metrolink. Plan your trip at metro.net.

Then head to the mountain, beach or park! You can plan your own trip, or sign up for a guided trip. Guided transit trips take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — be sure to RSVP as spaces are limited. All participants will need to have their own TAP card, and we advise you to load $3.50 in stored value in advance for a roundtrip ride.

Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro.

Trip 1: Visit L.A. State Historic Park, a very short walk from the Gold Line Chinatown Station. There will be an activity hub from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP here.

Trip 2: Take a walking tour along the L.A. River and learn about the river’s past, present and future. Take Metro Bus 96 to Steelhead Park, where the tour begins. RSVP here.

The view from Kenneth Hahn Regional Park on Sunday afternoon. There’s a bus or train down there somewhere. Photo courtesy Steve Hymon.

Trip 3: Check out Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills and enjoy miles of multi-use trails. Take the Expo Line to La Cienega/Jefferson Station and connect to the Baldwin Hills Link Shuttle. RSVP here.

Santa Monica Pier.

Trip 4: Explore Santa Monica Beach and Pier and take a special tour of Heal the Bay Aquarium. There will be a special beach bus for tour participants from Union Station. Or take the Expo Line to Downtown Santa Monica Station. RSVP here.

Trip 5: Hop on the free Chantry Flat Shuttle to Sturtevant Falls in the San Gabriel Mountains. The shuttle is back for one day only! Connect with the shuttle from the Gold Line Arcadia Station. RSVP here.

Which trip are you looking forward to most? Or are you planning to explore elsewhere? Let us know in the comments!

5 replies

  1. I just tried using your trip planner for a trip tomorrow from Redondo Station to the Autry Museum and it failed in multiple ways. It is a poorly programmed waste of time. Chat fails too. I called help and they concur. They say it cannot process longer trips. Must use cross streets instead of the museum name or the address. Can’t start at Redondo Station must start closer such as at Crenshaw Station. How many years must we wait for a trip planner that works? Therefore I will drive my car .. . it’s a much better transportation choice.

    • Hi,

      Thank you for this feedback, we will ask our web team to look into Trip Planner to troubleshoot.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • Use instead the “directions” feature on Google Maps with the “transit” option (rather than the “driving” option) turned on. It will give you all the lines need to be taken (many times with alternate routes), times, time of transit, and a map. You can change the time feature to the time you want to actually use the transit system. The Metro trip planner, as you’ve discovered, isn’t worth even attempting.

  2. I tried Google Maps and Apple Maps — both of these did give correct transit directions (from “Redondo Beach Station” to “Autry Museum of the American West”). Autry is a gem, by the way.