San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary - Treehill, South Loop, Midway Trails

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary - Treehill, South Loop, Midway Trails is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Irvine, CA that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

2.8 miles 73 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

14 days ago

Over the river and through the woods, Southern California style. 300 acres and 12 miles of trails. This has become my go to place to run and meditate. There has always been something about being in nature that grounds me like nothing else and research says that nature is proven to inspire creativity
I'm 57 and started running for the first time in my life, a few months ago, beginning with a gentle walk/run circuit. The trails are a combination of decomposed granite, gravel, and dirt, so between these soft surfaces and my HOKA trail running footwear, I have been successfully running since July without any knee problems.
I highly recommend this oasis of nature in OC. I was born in New York, and I consider this wildlife sanctuary to be the Irvine version of NYC's Central Park. Love it.
Do yourself a favor and explore this hidden gem.

14 days ago

1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Really nice once you get on the correct path. We didn't use the record on here so we started on the wrong road but eventually got to pond and water and beautiful. Tons of birds. Beautiful tress. A little close to construction but still really nice day in park.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy hike for everyone in the family, great place to view birds and flowers trees etc...etc...lady in the welcome center was wonderful and very knowledgeable, stop by and say hello!

3 months ago

6 months ago

Good hike. I recommend using the entrance off university and campus. The one alltrails leads you too has trails that are closed.

6 months ago

Amazing conditions for long hikes

6 months ago

Good for running. Well maintained paths and lots of options to mix up the route. Lots of construction around though.

walking
8 months ago

Beautiful trail with lots of different options for exploring. Easy stroll or a nice and level run. Awesome for birding and photography. There's some construction which can make it kind of hard to find the trail head. But, parking was easy!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice oasis in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of Irvine. Want to explore more of the area, we didn't get the part where the water is off of campus so we will return soon!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail! Very green with nice side trails and shade. Mainly flat and easy hiking. Waterfall 3.8 miles in and great views.

birding
1 year ago

If your a birder, this is the place for you ! Excellent birding year around.

walking
2 years ago

Nice walking trail on a flat gravel path. No shade but very pretty pond areas and lots of aquatic and other bird watching. No dogs or bikes allowed.

walking
3 years ago

A great nature trail right in the middle of the city. Lot of different paths so you can walk as short or as long as you want. Plenty of birds since this is a sanctuary. Another place I could walk daily if it was within walking from my house.