Shady Canyon Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Irvine, 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.
dogs on leash
I was expecting more of a hike. This is just a walk on a dirt road next to a street with lots of cars. If you want to pretend like you're in nature, but never actually step more than 20 feet out of a neighborhood, then this is the place for you. If a kid on a tricycle can ride up the path, it's not a hike.
Convenient with just a bit of shade and nice bridges to walk over
It's in a private community.
Pretty but more of a beginners route.