There are plenty of ways to experience the River on your own. We have the maps, trails and advice on what to do. But having a knowledgeable guide who knows the flora, fauna, and history of the River or its tributaries is hard to beat.
Here are the organizations that can provide you with this guided experience:
FOLAR (the Friends of the Los Angeles River) is the leading organization that supports the River. Their tours are always popular. Car-caravan tours (form carpools at start)–$20 members/$25 non; Bus tours–$45/$55
Jenny Price, an environmental writer has teamed up with Hidden LA to give river tours that provide historical and political context on the struggle to reclaim the channel and restore the River Upcoming Tours
L.A. Creek Freak is the leading blog about the River. Joe Linton, the long-time River activist, who runs the site, leads tours of the River, its bridges and more, often in conjunction with FOLAR.
Urban Photo Adventures hosts photographic tours, from a few hours to a week long.
Arroyo Seco Foundation offers occasional types of tours and a series of of educational programs about the habitat, culture and history of the Arroyo Seco tributary.