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3 Best Hiking Trails in Irvine, CA

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Irvine, California. All of our hiking trails actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

QUAIL HILL TRAILHEAD

34 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA 92603 DIRECTIONS

Since 2010

Here’s The Deal:
Quail Hill Trailhead is a 2.8-acre park that has an excellent location for the extensive trail network of southern Irvine. The trailhead is located at the end of Sand Canyon Road and marks the beginning of the Quail Hill Loop Trail, an easy two-mile natural surface trail at the foot of Quail Hill that is open to the public from dawn to dusk. Along the trail, you can see a variety of birds and other wildlife. Quail Hill Trailhead is popular among bike ride beginners. The parking area features indoor toilets and water fountains. Quail Hill Trailhead also presents audio trips. It also connects to Laguna Canyon, Crystal Cove, and Bommer Canyon for an even longer adventure. Leashed pets are allowed on this popular loop trail for hiking, jogging, and biking with city views. The audio tour is also available in a podcast format. The tour itself is free, but you will use your own cell service and minutes. Additionally, the tour can be listened to from any phone, anywhere, at any time.

SPECIALTY:
Hiking, Birding, Lake, Road Biking, Wildlife, Beach, Running, Mountain, Wild Flowers, Walking, Fishing & Nature Trips

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BOMMER CANYON TRAIL

6400 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA 92603 DIRECTIONS

Since 1982

Here’s The Deal:
Bommer Canyon Trail is a highly trafficked 4.8-mile loop trail near Irvine. Bommer Canyon is an open space preserve in southern Irvine, California, featuring hiking and biking trails as well as private event areas. The 15-acre complex features picnic tables covered by a thick canopy of sycamore and plenty of open space. The preserve is adjacent to the affluent Irvine villages of Shady Canyon and Turtle Ridge and features roughly 16,000 acres of preserved open space. Hikers can enjoy views of the surrounding hills and nestled affluent neighborhoods. Bommer Canyon Trail offers comprehensive self-guided access, while others are limited to docent-led activities. With several local plants and animals, including many endangered species, Bommer Canyon Community Park is also a vital protection area. Bommer Canyon features groves of oak and sycamore trees as well as rough rock outcrops and is popular with area residents who use them for nature walks, hiking, and mountain biking.

SPECIALTY:
Walking, Hiking, Forest Lake, Dogs on Leash, Mountain, Birding, Wild Flowers, Sand Volleyball Court, Horse-Back Riding, Road Biking & Running

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CHAPARRAL PARK

1 Sundance Drive, Irvine, CA 92603 DIRECTIONS

Here’s The Deal:
Chaparral Park is a well-renowned hiking trail in Irvine. This community park features a playground, trails, and a hillside hike offering panoramic city views. The park has beautiful hiking trails and excellent views. The park has a couple of play areas for the kids and remains a favorite spot for school children. The Long concrete stairs up to the trailhead leading to the Turtle Rock Viewpoint. Chaparral Park is the perfect option for a short and fun Trailway with kids. The park features dense trees, posts for exercising, a picturesque pathway, benches for picnics or just relaxing, and a finely manicured lawn. You can also walk up the hill to get a nice scenic view of Irvine. Chaparral Park is a stunning place to spend your day with nature, friends, and family. The park features a good atmosphere and environment.

SPECIALTY:
Playground, Trails, Hillside Hike, Picnics Area, Benches, Hiking & Views

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