Roller Skating Outdoors – California

Places to rollerskate outdoors in California, including paved multi-use trails, outdoor roller hockey rinks, outdoor skate dance circles, and other outdoor roller skating venues.


Northern California Outdoor Roller Skating Venues San Francisco County: Golden Gate Park Skate Dance Circle

At Golden Gate Park, skaters who haven’t stopped dancing since polyester was hip still come out every Sunday afternoon for a communal spin around a 50- foot-square cul-de-sac. Since 1978, that area has been home to a skating village of people who love to dance on wheels.





San Francisco – County Golden Gate Park Weekend Road Closure

For one of the country’s best skating experiences, head to Golden Gate Park on any Sunday or Mondays of all holiday weekends. The park is closed to automobile traffic and offers an unparalleled chance to enjoy San Francisco at its finest. The Skate Patrol is located at JFK Drive and 8th, and will happily answer any questions you might have about skating in San Francisco. Read more


San Francisco County – Lake Merced Trail

Features a paved, 4.5-mile path for bicycles, joggers, inline skaters and walkers. Skyline and Lake Merced boulevards. 415-831-2700.


San Francisco County – Marina Green Trail (8 miles)


San Mateo County – Canada Road on Bicycle Sundays


Santa Clara County – Coyote Creek Parkway (12 miles)

Fifteen mile long county park bordering Coyote Creek between Morgan Hill and San Jose.

This linear park has multi-use hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails, mostly paved, which cross Coyote Creek several times, passing historic homestead relics, golf courses, and fishing lakes along the way. There are emergency-only phones in several remote locations, and there are three sets of restrooms. In addition to the two ends, there is parking at three different “midde” trailheads. Coordinants given are for the southern end, off Malaguerra in Morgan Hill.

The southern end of this parkway nearly meets the boundary of Anderson Lake County Park. The northern end meets the boundary of Coyote Hellyer County Park.
Street Location: Malaguerra Avenue, Morgan Hill, to Hellyer Avenue, San Jose



Sillicon Valley – Los Gatos Creek Trail and Vasona Lake

This 11-mile paved trail through San Jose, Campbell and Los Gatos is a favorite of walkers and bikers. It passes by Lake Vasona, which offers playgrounds, fishing and paddleboats and rowboats for rent during warm months. Vasona County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos.


Santa Clara County – Stevens Creek Trail (4 miles)

This is a great for an easy ride that is pretty close to a straight line. Its not as “scenic” as some trails, but it is a nice smooth ride.

Paved trails and pretty well maintained. It has many places to park your car and join the trail. More info


Other Counties – Silvarado Trail

Annual Napa Valley Inline Marathon and Half Marathon take place along the Silverado Trail.

The races offer a rare opportunity for roller skaters to pursue their sport along a 26-mile outdoor route, instead of looping circles on a track.







Southern California Outdoor Roller Skating Venues Santa Monica to Redondo Beach Paved Beach Bicycle Trail


Pasadena – Rose Bowl Parking Lot on the Weekends

Parking Lot K (North end)
5:30pm Wednesday / 2:00pm Sunday
Pickup roller hockey every Wednesday (Spring/Summer) and Sunday (Fall/Winter) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Friendly game, non-contact. All skill levels. All you need are roller hockey skates/roller blades and a stick. Other protection is optional and at your discretion. Shin guards are recommended.


West Los Angeles – Venice Beach

Venice Beach has its own rollerskating park. On weekend days there is a DJ spinning records and people skating to choreographed dances. You don’t have to bring your own skates because there are bike and skate rental shops available up and down the boardwalk.

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