Ralph B. Clark Perimeter Trail

EASY 77 reviews

Ralph B. Clark Perimeter Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Buena Park, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
95 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


Ralph B. Clark is a regional park located in Buena Park. Great for BBQ's, and hiking.

Love this park
It’s perfect for my three year old to run around and I get my exercise too

8 days ago

Fun little trail. I do this weekly with lots of loops and switchbacks to add to the difficulty. Street parking is free. Lots of shade.

1 month ago

Easy and pretty trail, safe and well populated when I was there

4 months ago

very welcoming to all, nice view, ample parking(must pay to park inside, outside is free) not many people on the day I visited which is always a plus in my book. small play areas for kids, plenty of benches, tennis courts.

4 months ago

Nice easy trail with one big hill on one side of the park. You can actually go up the hill three different ways (long easy on the backside, moderate switchbacks up the front, steep uphill right near Rosecrans Ave.) if you want to up the difficulty. Walked with 4 kids (ages 8 and 6) and they loved it. Most of the way is nicely shaded. There is a great play area for the kids to blow off some steam after.

6 months ago

Great trail to get back out there with quite a bit of shade, plenty of places to relax if needed, plenty of restrooms, open quite late, and nice views. Park on the street if short on cash.

8 months ago

Its a great view. And most of all, basically in my backyard

10 months ago

Nice and shady. with beautiful views of nature

11 months ago

Beautiful well kept park. Nature center seems intriguing. Great for walking, picnicking and family gatherings.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

We went here a few weeks ago. It was a great little hike and the kids really enjoyed the playground afterward. We'll be back!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

very nice trail for little kids. we went in spring and saw beautiful flowers

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Easy stroll, nice park, can go bass fishing, free parking outside park.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Very nice hike. Lots of aromatic pines. Beautiful park!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

great walk...

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Makes for a very well shaded trail in the shape of a U on the perimeter of Clark park. There really isn't a trail along Rosecrans avenue although one can make up their own trail. The "U" measures at ~1.6 miles. Hit it 5x, 8 mile run and done. Not bad especially for locals who can walk to the trail.

Monday, March 21, 2016

took my puppy and he loved the openness of the park and the dirt trail ! recommend it if you like dog walks or just looking for something new !

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Come here often with my dogs, really nice trail, well maintained and nice scenery. The start is on the street side of the park- far east in the corner and up the stairs, but there are many other entry points.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

easy n kids loved it

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It is a flat trail with a little hump at the start....entrance to the start of the trail is across the baseball field. Good for an evening walk.

trail running
Sunday, August 17, 2014

lovely park and hiking trail. A lots of area to picnic, BBQ or just sit and read a book. plenty of Tennis courts. hiking trails not crowd. Will use this trail for training.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Very cool park. Lots of BBQ and picnic areas. The trail has many access points. We started in the back and followed the trail upwards to the lookout over the baseball diamond. Slight incline but overall was easy. My 3 year old loved it. Dogs on a leash are allowed but no bicycles on the trails. Lots of shady spots throughout the trail. Nice pond in the middle of the park as well.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

This is a short little trail around the perimeter of the Clark Regional Park. It's pretty run of the mill, but there are a few good vista points and it's a great place to take the dog to get some exercise.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Easy little hiking trail that is dog friendly. It's short but you could do it twice. I went on a monday afternoon and there was hardly anyone. Lots of bunnies and squirrels to see, good for kids. Parking fee if you park in the lot but if you pass the entrance and park right on the street, it's easy/free.

Friday, July 05, 2013


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Short little hiking trail! If you're looking for a 1-2 hour hike I don't recommend this one although it's a nice trail if you're looking for a quick unwind. The great this about these trails is that they are shaded!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I love this trail, it short and if you take advantage of the trails you can make it more of a 2.0 miles of a hike. I try to go at least once a week for an outdoor workout. Very peaceful and there is usually always some on trail so it's safe to be alone. There are a few steep going up and going down parts of the trail that make a good workout.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Easy short hike. Mostly shaded and dig-friendly. Sometimes see bunnies in the spring.

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