Explore the most popular hiking trails in Irvine Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Really good trail to go on!
Many trails to pick from as well. They all connect at the ends.
Great view from the top!

i loved it!! and if you aren’t wanting to hike or walk with kids there’s so many other stuff to do here as well. there’s, a zoo, horseback riding, there’s a train! overall i think this was the best place i’ve visited so far. it’s great! :) highly recommend it

12/16/17: This is the only trail open at present and the loop is partially closed due to recent fires. Only went a tenth of a mile and turned back to walk the rest of the park. I spoke with maintenance workers who stated that the fire burned underground, so it will be some time until trails are reopened. I was also told that the trail, right now, is just a straight chute to the Santiago Oaks Trail then turn back. Not suitable for WC or stroller, but nut difficult. A few people on mountain bikes.

The Irvine Regional Park is more suited for those that want to have a picnic, have a casual stroll, and/or read a book. The terrain is mostly dirt (with lots of horse poo on the trail), and a combination of dirt & paved cement. It is a very easy walk; having said that I saw that there is a higher elevation trail that we could have explored. There are many trails to explore so I won't be running back to this one too soon.

Huge park with lots to do. Don't expect a true nature trail or hike unless you venture out from the perimeter of the park.

hiking
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

parked in lot 2 and started on the horseshoe trail, which led me back around the paved one...yawn. Then I came back to where I parked and went in the opposite direction on roadrunner trail and ended up crossing into Santiago oaks and going way up to the top of a hill which was an awesome view and perfect meditation spot. like!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Beautiful trail and excellent on a slow Monday.

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Always enjoy going to Irvine Regional Park, this time of year it's still not too busy. It's an easy loop and we love letting the dog play in the grass. Later in the year it gets pretty crowded on the main thoroughfare but there is lots of little trails to go play on.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Easy hike

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Great place for a weekend MTB ride. Typically light trafficked. Can get pretty hot so make sure you have plenty of water. Can get pretty tight in some spots. All around fun ride, highly recommend it.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Awesome view of OC! Very easy to get to the top.

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Short and sweet for a family hike on a weekend or holiday or a peaceful break by yourself!

fishing
Saturday, February 13, 2016

I pretty

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Short and sweet on the horseshoe trail. The park is amazing!

hiking
Monday, January 05, 2015

Very nice park. The trail even though steep in the beginning, once you reach the top the ridge, the views are awesome.

on Roadrunner Loop

mountain biking
Sunday, July 21, 2013

Great beginner trail to learn on. Had tons of fun on my first mountain bike trail! Not too crowded at 9am on a Sunday morning. Other hikers and bikers were very friendly.

hiking
Saturday, March 16, 2013

Great 360 degree view of OC from the top of Puma Ridge Trail. Park in the lot in between the guard shack and park entrance sign, then backtrack slightly to pick up trailhead.

mountain biking
Sunday, February 03, 2013

Irvine Regional is a great to get a good work out. I consider myself a beginner. Climbs are exceptional, make it as long as you want it, there is a good amount of trails to switch it up a bit. You can make it as long as you want it, connects with Santiago Oaks. Will go back.

mountain biking
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Did some mountain biking around the trails here this afternoon. It was easy but like others say, you can make it a bit more difficult. Very nice during late afternoon. Saw a bunch of bunnies and a rattle snake!

hiking
Friday, January 20, 2012

This is a great area to walk around and enjoy the scenery. It truly is only as hard as you make it. Most of the trails are paved and it takes you in a giant loop of the entire park. It's a great trail to take kids and dogs along. It costs $3-5 per car to go into the park but it is definitely worth it. It is more of a nature walk than a hike.

hiking
Friday, December 23, 2011

I've done this like tree times and every time I love it, it is always fun and it can be as challenging as you make it, I'll do it again next summer.

hiking
Friday, December 16, 2011

decent trials .... its as hard as you make it

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2011

did the puma trail which connect to the horseshoe loop...it was hard at first since it was inclining...going down was a bit rocky and steep...have the most fun and you can relax on there zoo which is 2 dollar per person...

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Great ride! There is a loop I do around the entire park including a nice climb to robbers peak. Not the hardest trail ever, but very fun. Watch out for snakes, I see them almost every ride.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Very nice hike. We did the Horseshoe Loop trail. Very small climbs but nice views of the surrounding hills. It was a bit loud as the trails got closer to the park. The most exciting part was seeing a snake slither away from us. I think it was a rattlesnake by the looks of its tail. No harm done.

hiking
Monday, September 20, 2010

This is a great for a hike specially if you are a beginner.

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