Quail Trail and Serano Ridge Viewpoint

MODERATE 40 reviews

Quail Trail and Serano Ridge Viewpoint is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Irvine, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

rocky

no dogs

Drive up shady canyon. A parking lot is at the end of the road on your left, just past the ball fields.

walking
4 months ago

Walked here with a good friend a while back. Good a nice warmup.

4 months ago

Great trail; hiked the whole 10 miles in and out. However, I'm not sure why it's ranked easy. All of the different trails that make up this trail are marked moderate. The incline change is 1410, which is greater than most of the other moderate, connecting trails. I would classify this trail as moderate.

walking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Great trail with adequate inclines. Beautiful sunset from the trail. Dirt and asphalt trail which is nice. Bathrooms available by the Quail Trail Loop entrance.
Beautiful walk!

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

I parked in the park parking lot. Walked behind the new construction for about 25 mile. The initial hill was the most difficult and steepest. I'm in no way in good shapes but made it up the hill with only minor huffing and puffing. I thought the hike was beautiful. You get great views of Irvine and could see all the way to Palos verdes. Some incredible homes back there too. All in all it took me 4 hours and 10 minutes to complete. I walked approximately 10 miles there and back. The hike is 90 percent double track with the initial part being a single track. I added 4 photos.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Youtube video, starting from the finish (Irvine Water District tower) https://youtu.be/xa1AJMMek4E

hiking
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Quail Loop was an easy hike, not really much to look at but still it was good exercise !

hiking
Saturday, May 02, 2015

This is a beautiful irvine neighborhood trail. It gets crowded on good weather weekends with locals who want to get a workout.
Starts out flat behind the neighborhood, then quickly goes uphill to workout your glutes.
Watch out for speeding mountain bikers. It's a great biking trail you can take all the way to laguna beach if you feel inclined.
Dogs not allowed. Boo!

trail running
Monday, April 13, 2015

Lots of neighbors visit this trail. Mountain bikes, be nice! The trail is mostly bikers and hikers. Bring a sun hat, sun screen, and water. It's fun to stare at some of the glamorous back yards of the rich and famous once you climb past Quail hill. Continue on to get to the Laguna Wilderness.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
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trail running
2 months ago

recorded Quail Trail

hiking
2 months ago

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mountain biking
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mountain biking
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