LOS ANGELES RIVER (WILLOW ST.)
Terrain: Paved pedestrian trails run the length of the river on either side. Stairs and ramps lead up to the trails.
Parking: The best parking is found along Deforest Ave south of Willow St.
Here at Willow St. the river returns to a semi-natural state going from enclosed in concrete to a dirt bottom. Tules, cattails and some willows have taken root and draw big numbers of birds all year long. Twice a year the river is used as a migration rest point for innumerable species passing through. Quite often yielding a look at some uncommon and doggone lost shorebirds and waterfowl.