This is a very easy hike. Leave your poles at home and be ready to cross many different streets that connect these paths into a looped trail. The good news is if you run out of water, there's plenty of 711's along the way.

a really easy trail.. I loved it .. my dog not so much. defenetely a great place to train.

Great for training for 5ks if you go from Bastanchury to the lake. 1.5miles there and back if you only take that segment.

great trail. Not too hard but it will get you sweating. I highly recommend this trail for beginners and bikers.

Easy good for beginners still makes u sweat

walking
6 months ago

The trailhead at W Bastanchury Rd and N Morelia Ave is currently closed on 5/7/16.

It was hard for me to find the location. And it's closed down for construction. Basically it's a nature walk in between homes.

freebparking at OC court

1 year ago

It was a simple nature walk that connects to others so you can have a decently long walk. There are a good amount of bikers that stay on a particular path they use more.

Pretty and nice spot for being in the middle of Fullerton.

This is an easy trail.. dogs are allowed :)

trail running
1 year ago

I have only taken a portion of this suburban trail (Laguna Rd to Hermosa Dr), but the section was beautiful. It's a wide, well-kept trail for multiple use (walkers, runners, cyclists, horses). Not a lot of changes in elevation. Pretty busy even on a mid-week morning, but not crazy crowded. I look forward to trying the whole trail from Imperial down to Berkeley and back again.

Update: I took the entire trail today, starting at Imperial Hwy and going all the way to Berkeley Ave and then back again. Getting to the trail head from Imperial was really sketchy and I see why few people realize this stretch of the trail even exists. You have to walk along the railroad tracks for a few feet and then take an enclosed path along the wash until you actually get to the trail (see pic - trail marker 12). There are definitely homeless encampments along this pre-trail area and I could hear people in the wash underpass talking loudly. There were no other people otherwise, and so it felt really unsafe. I would not recommend doing this part of the trail on foot alone and definitely not when it is dark.

Once you get to Hermosa, you are essentially at what is the "main" part of the trail, and it is also the split to the Bud Turner Trail. It wasn't super crowded (it was a weekday morning, however) and there were plenty of dog walkers, joggers, and mountain bikers out that the stress and hypervigilance from the scarier part of the trail went away quickly.

The trail looks like it ends when you get to Laguna Rd, but it actually continues along Morelia Ave (see pic - trail marker 6) and becomes unpaved again once you cross Bastanchury. This is also the stretch that links to the Hiltscher Park Trail. It stays unpaved, wide, well-used, and well-kept all the way to Berkeley Ave. In total, the trail is a about 2.8 miles long, end-to-end. (The City of Fullerton web site claims 2.79, but then lists the start/end point at Hermosa. It is not 2.79 if you start/end at Hermosa.)

It's a great suburban trail with lots of little join-ups from the surrounding neighborhoods. I can see how this trail must get crowded at peak times and weekends. Overall, though, good job, City of Fullerton! Way to keep some green spaces in your city!

on Bud Turner Trail

trail running
1 year ago

Starting at at the north end, this equestrian/walking trail is pleasant enough as it winds past Laguna Lake Park. However, once you get to Euclid street, you can either cross the street and pick up the Nora Kuttner trail (prettier option, more elevation gain) or continue along the "trail" that is basically an unpaved sidewalk alongside Euclid street. There is no divider from street traffic at this point. It's not very pretty. No significant changes of elevation on any part of the trail, so fairly easy from that perspective. Heading in the north direction, you can hook up to the Juanita Cooke trail (also prettier than the Euclid street portion of this trail). To create a near-5K loop, I started near the end of this trail (at Euclid and Paseo Dorado), parking in the neighborhood. I then walked along Domingo Rd E/NE to the Juanita Cooke Trail entrance at Laguna Rd. Then took Juanita Cooke to Hermosa Dr, which is where you cross over to the Bud Turner Trail at Laguna Lake Park. Went around the lake and then south on Euclid back to Paseo Dorado. I would not bother with the Euclid portion of these trails if you can avoid it.

Very nice, easy trail. Definitely not 3.5 miles point-to-point, but perfect a for a quick workout. The Juanita Cooke Trail is only about 2 miles roundtrip, but I took the Hiltscher Trail and added an extra 2 miles. Beautiful trails though!

It's a very easy hike. I started in the court house parking lot. Lots of parking on the weekend. The trail is heavily used by all. I saw everything from elderly couples walking to horses trotting. There are a lot of trails that meet this one along the way.

walking
2 years ago

Nice, easy trail I did with the family. Stroller did not create any problems. However, there were a lot of mountain bikes zooming by on the left and right. We had to keep the kids close to avoid getting run over.

walking
2 years ago

This is an easy afternoon or evening walk. Heavy traffic of walkers, joggers, bikers, pets and strollers.