Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail

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Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fullerton, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.2 miles
708 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




horseback riding

nature trips

trail running




rails trails


wild flowers


30 days ago

Awesome trail to run. Visiting rhe area and was looking for a good place to get an hour run in and the place was awesome highly recommend it.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Great views and a good mix of challenges. It's close by so I'll probably do this often.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

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.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

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.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

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

trail running
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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

Thursday, June 09, 2016

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

Monday, June 06, 2016

Easy good for beginners still makes u sweat

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

No more

Saturday, May 07, 2016

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

freebparking at OC court

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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.

Friday, April 03, 2015

This is an easy trail.. dogs are allowed :)

trail running
Sunday, February 22, 2015

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!

Monday, November 10, 2014

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!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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

Monday, June 02, 2014

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

Sunday, February 09, 2014

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.

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