Santa Ana River Bike Trail from Fairview Park

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Santa Ana River Bike Trail from Fairview Park is a 6.2 mile out and back trail located near Costa Mesa, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.2 miles 141 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

road biking

trail running


Nature Preserve, Grasslands, Wildflowers, MarshWetland Ecology, Beach Access Lovers of nature, beaches, dogs (six-foot leashes required), bicycles, and free parking-rejoice!-this easy hike beginning in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park has something for everyone to appreciate!! The hike begins along an asphalt trail parallel to the parking lot (travel north along the trail and downhill), and continues through the well-signed Talbert Nature Preserve, which features a variety of coastal and wetland flora native to Southern California. One can continue through the Nature Center (suggested trail is the one that stays to the east of the coastal shrub islands) to reach the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail, which continues past a beautiful and seasonally bird-studded pond and on to the beach located just at the mouth of the river and at the border of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. Use care when attempting to reach the beach by crossing underneath the PCH overpass (do NOT attempt to cross PCH!!). Retrace your steps to return to the Fairview Park parking lot.

road biking
4 months ago

Great trail for getting around OC.

trail running
6 months ago

perfect weather. earlier the better. lots of wildlife, greenery, etc. nice easy trail

7 months ago

Nice hike, nice wide trails. Kind of busy but good for a coastal city hike. Lots of cool river and pond views.

8 months ago

1 year ago

It was pretty cool didn't realize the marshy area was there! Great place for a easy walk

2 years ago

this is not a hiking spot its a park really I had a few bbqs here

mountain biking
3 years ago

I love this area especially Sheep Hills BMX area!

road biking
5 years ago

A nice little bike ride from san bernardino to the beach.