Shady Canyon Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
538 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Quail hill

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trail running
3 months ago

Great maintained trail if you feel like going for a nice run. Not terribly difficult but if you're looking for a hike with nice views this isn't the best place but offers a nice view of some hills, residential, dry...wheat, cacti, some green shrubs on one side, and a golf course! They also have something called turtle rock but I didn't see it. In terms of wildlife... I just saw spiders that looked like skulls, didn't get much closer to see haha. There's a few bridges you can cross that are nice but other than those there's no shade.
In any case, great run, a little too easy for a hike.

mountain biking
3 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

Nice mix of urban (near roads and housing tracts) and wilderness. I only went about half way, from Quail Hill to Turtle Rock community center, and back. Nice, pretty easy hike. I would go back with my dogs, on leash, of course!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great easy trail out and back for a quick walk or a longer excursion. Nice views!

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.