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Longest/Shortest Streets
& Steepest Grades
Los Angeles County

Shortest Street, Los Angeles

Powers Place, shortest street in Los Angeles. Photo from Google Maps, Copyright 2023 Google.

Longest Street

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).

Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles

Sepulveda Boulevard (highlighted in red) across a map of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. Los Angeles Almanac map.

Shortest Street

The shortest street in Los Angeles is Powers Place (shown in photo at top of page above), located in the Alvarado Terrace Historic District, just west of Downtown Los Angeles. It extends a mere 13 feet, between Alvarado Terrace and South Bonnie Brae Street.

Steepest Grades

The steepest grade in Los Angeles is the eastern portion of Eldred Street in Highland Park. It has a 33 percent grade. It ranks as the fourth steepest road grade in the nation. Incidentally, besides Eldred Street, three other Los Angeles streets are steeper than all but one street in San Francisco: 28th Street in San Pedro (33 percent grade) and Baxter Street in Echo Park and Fargo Street in Silver Lake (both 32 percent grade). They rank 4th, 5th and 6th as the steepest streets in the nation, respectively. San Francisco’s steepest streets are Bradford Street (ranking second nationally at 41 percent grade) and 22nd and Filbert Streets (both at 31.5 percent grade, ranking 10th and 11th).

Shortest Street, Los Angeles

Western portion of Eldred Street in Highland Park (looking southwest), steepest street in Los Angeles. Photo from Google Maps, Copyright 2023 Google.