The Trip

All the info you need:

LA River Kayaks provides kayaks for those wanting to “explore” the LA River near downtown in the Elysian Valley and in Encino at the Sepulveda Basin. It is a fun one-mile trip and takes around one hour to complete.

The trip is a mild workout so you have to be prepared for that – you have to be in good shape and able to get in and out of a kayak without difficulty. We provide life jackets and helmets. You should wear closed-toe shoes (flip flops not allowed) and clothes that can get wet. If you are bringing a camera, phone or other valuables make sure you have a waterproof bag.

There are trip times throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. Please let us know via email ( the time you want to go or go to our Eventbrite page to reserve:

Elysian Valley




Much more info on the trip and river at:

Please take a look at the MRCA google map/trail guide before you go:

You kayak at your own risk. Print out the waiver and liability form, sign and bring with you.

A 24-hour advanced notice is required for refunds.

Ride on!


MRCA Kayak Liability Form

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  1. Is there any way to hire a professional to take a group or several people on different kayaks? We have game family members who’d love the trip, but aren’t efficient enough to kayak on their own?
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    1. Im sorry we are not permitted to do so. Please contact LA River explorers: they do guided trips- also there is LA river safari that does guided tours if LA river expeditions is sold out. Thank you for contacting us.

  2. Hi,
    A group of us are interested in kayaking next weekend : July 26 or 27th. Are you guys renting in lieu of the oil spill?

    1. Yes the river is open and cleared for take off as of this past Monday.

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