Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started
  • Stats
  • Activity
  • Completed
  • Recordings
  • Lists
  • Reviews
  • Photos
  • Profile
  • Recent Activity

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Santa Ana River West Trail

    10 months ago

    The number of stars I want to give this trail really depends on which part of the trail I'm rating. I start from Orange/Anaheim and either ride south or north/east from there.

    Going south to Huntington Beach you run into some head winds which makes things difficult, but my biggest issue is the miles upon miles of homeless encampments that really drag down the aesthetics of my ride. I don't feel unsafe, I just feel uncomfortable. The rest of the ride down to the beach is a bit dull until you get close enough to see the ocean. Once I get to Huntington I like to turn right and head up the Huntington trail along the coast.

    I much prefer to ride north/east, especially up past Lincoln in north Orange. Again, right where I get on in Orange/Anaheim I have to ride through a considerable stretch of homeless encampments, but once I make it to Imperial Highway there's water in the riverbed and even a fair amount of wildlife. I usually get off at Yorba Regional Park and turn around, but it's still pretty going to the end of this stretch of the trail.

    Overall, I like this trail because it's straightforward, accessible, completely separated from motor traffic, and long enough to get a good ride. I just wish more of the trail was aesthetically pleasing! I'm not asking for much, just something better than run-down tents and an empty concrete riverbed.

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Provo River Parkway

    about 1 year ago

    I've been riding this trail all summer and I am OBSESSED. I usually hop on around mile 9.5 and complete it 7 miles up to Vivian Park, because that canyon stretch is my favorite. Miles 1-6 there is some considerable damage on the pavement from tree roots so biking is a bit of a struggle, but it's still lovely to walk. Miles 6-9 are along University Ave and honestly not very exciting. Miles 9-16 follow through Provo canyon beneath shady trees and honestly I could never get sick of how beautiful it is!

    The trail is a steady incline pretty much the whole way, but I don't start to feel it until maybe 7 miles in. If you're biking I would recommend going in the early morning to avoid heavy pedestrian traffic; in the afternoon it is crowded and in the evening there are squads of longboarders coming down on the canyon stretch.

    I love this trail! Would definitely recommend.

    Jenny Gritton completed Provo River Parkway

    about 1 year ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Jenni's Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jenny Gritton completed Jenni's Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jenny Gritton updated Jenni's Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jenny Gritton added Jenni's Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Battle Creek Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    My friend and I were looking for a hike that was quick but not too easy, and this fit the bill perfectly! It's pretty steep for a couple stretches, but it's short enough that it's easily accessible for all skill levels. The falls are pretty, but our favorite part was after the recorded trail ended when we crossed the stream and hiked alongside it as far as we could! On a Sunday evening it wasn't too crowded, and we got to watch the sunset from up in the mountains which is always a plus.

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Jenny's Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    I had to stop by this trail as soon as I saw the name. I wouldn't even call this a trail, I would call it a cute little slot canyon off the side of the road that you have to walk like five minutes on a sandy path to get to! If you're looking for a workout, this isn't your hike! If you're looking for a cool slot canyon with fun little cubbies to climb into this is a good option. Only $6 to drive into Snow Canyon State Park, but if you don't want to pay the entrance fee you can park outside and walk a ways up the road to get to it as well.

    Jenny Gritton completed Jenny's Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Kanarra Creek Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    After a year I finally made it back here and boy did it feel good! It was raining lightly when we began the trail so things were a bit slippy when it came to short steep inclines getting in and out of the stream, but the rain kept us nice and cool during the beginning of the trial which offers very little shade in the middle of the day. My favorite thing about this hike is that you can do it at any time of day, because walking through the creek keeps you cool! Definitely wear water resistant shoes or sandals if you can so you don't have soggy feet forever. The ladders at the falls are super sketchy to climb, but worth it to proceed to the rest of the trail. Love love love this hike, can't get enough of the slot canyon vibe and the beautiful creek!

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Squaw Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    I've been craving this hike since my first time here last summer, and it did not disappoint! I brought a friend with me this time and he loved it too. Early in the morning it wasn't too hot, the path was shady, and there were very few people around. The climb up gets a bit steep, but my only real struggle is the climb down, trying not to slip on the rocky sections of path. If you like a good workout and a great view, I can't recommend this enough!

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Bane Canyon Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    I rushed over here to see the wildflowers and green hills from the rain before they were gone, and I'm glad I did! I have mixed feelings about the trail itself; half of the loop follows a paved road so I had to keep an eye out for motor vehicles, it was fairly busy on a Saturday morning, and there was virtually no shade. But there were several patches of beautiful flowers and also a few spots high up with a great view that made it worth it! I would recommend this trail while it's still green. Bring a hat, water, sunscreen, and maybe even long pants as protection while wading through narrow trails with tall grasses.

    Jenny Gritton completed Bane Canyon Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Borrego Canyon to Red Rock Canyon

    almost 2 years ago

    Hands down my favorite hike I've been on since I moved from Utah to Orange County! The trail to the red rocks is gentle with lots of trees and lots of shade, and the red rocks themselves are uniquely aesthetic and fun to climb. Very reminiscent of the red rocks of my home state. I will definitely be coming back here!

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Crystal Cove Perimeter Loop

    almost 2 years ago

    Definitely some steep stretches along the way, but I started at the top by Ridge Park Rd (free to park up there as opposed to the $15 parking at the state park) and reaching the ocean view at the south end of the trail was so rewarding! I would definitely recommend bringing a hat and lots of water; I hiked this in the early afternoon and there was no shade to be found on the trail.

    Jenny Gritton completed Crystal Cove Perimeter Loop

    almost 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Johns Trail

    about 2 years ago

    I took the Town Lift up to the top of trailhead to hike down and then back up again. The trail weaves through dense patches of beautiful aspen trees at a very subtle incline on the way up, no steep moments at all. Great for a super chill walking sort of hike, enough shade to go in the middle of the day. Keep an eye out for passing mountain bikers!

    Jenny Gritton completed Johns Trail to Treasure Hill

    about 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Stewart Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Donut Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Rock Canyon Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton saved Rock Canyon Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton completed Rock Canyon Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Squaw Peak Trail

    about 2 years ago

    A friend recommended this hike to me, wow do I owe him one! It was a difficult two hours of climbing but definitely bearable, and more than worth it when I reached the top. I went on a Sunday morning and ran across very few people. Absolutely beautiful, would recommend to anyone with two legs and good cardiovascular endurance. Can't wait to go again!

    Jenny Gritton completed Squaw Peak Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton saved Squaw Peak Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed The "Y" Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    I always forget how steep this is and it kicks my butt every time. The view is fantastic, but the trail is not.

    Jenny Gritton completed The "Y" Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Rim Trail

    about 2 years ago

    We took this trail because parking in Fairyland Canyon was free, compared to the $30 entrance fee for the rest of the canyon. It was about 2.7 miles from Fairyland Canyon to Sunrise Point along this trail, and the view was breathtaking as we got closer to the point! It was a win-win; free parking plus an extra hike!

    Jenny Gritton reviewed Kanarra Creek Canyon Trail

    about 2 years ago

    My new favorite trail, hands down. Definitely wear water friendly shoes, as you will literally be walking through the water most of the hike! Can't wait to go back.

    Jenny Gritton completed Rim Trail

    about 2 years ago