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Longest/Shortest Streets
& Steepest Grades
Los Angeles County

Powers Place, Shortest Street in Los Angeles. Photo from Google Maps, Copyright 2017 Google.

The longest street in Los Angeles County is Sepulveda Boulevard which runs 42.8 miles between Mission Hills in the San Fernando Valley and Long Beach (26.4 miles through the City of Los Angeles).

The shortest street in Los Angeles is Powers Place, located in downtown Los Angeles. It extends a mere 13 feet between Alvarado Terrace and Bonnie Brae.

The steepest grade in Los Angeles (at 33.3 percent) is Eldred Street in Highland Park. It is the third steepest street in the nation. Incidentally, besides Eldred Street, there are three other Los Angeles streets steeper than any streets in San Francisco: 28th Street (San Pedro) at 33% and Baxter (Echo Park) and Fargo Streets (Silver Lake), both 32%. They rank 3, 4 and 5 in the nation, respectively. San Francisco’s steepest streets (ranking nationally 9 and 10) are 22nd and Filbert Streets, both at 31.5%.