Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
#1 of 2 trails in

Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fullerton, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

10.2 miles 914 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

Nice easy walk, shaded and scenic. Mountain bikers are crazy though and don't call out as they fly past. No off leash and few spots to sit. I did enjoy it and it's close to home but not the best dog adventure.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

walking
4 months ago

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

trail running
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Easy good for beginners still makes u sweat

walking
6 months ago

6 months ago

No more

hiking
6 months ago

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

8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

freebparking at OC court

8 months ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

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!

walking
2 years ago

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!

walking
2 years ago

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

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

2 years ago

Awesome trail! First day today and had a great time :) so many tails u can take around this are :) great for biking

hiking
2 years ago

Cool point to point trail through the middle of suburban Fullerton, in between housing developments. Great for jogging or walking the dog. Pretty heavily used. Can be done as a portion of the larger Fullerton loop.