Talbert Nature Reserve Fairview Park Trail

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Talbert Nature Reserve Fairview Park Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Costa Mesa, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.3 miles
114 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running




wild flowers


Bluffs, ponds, vernal pools, model airport, model trains, Bmx track

mountain biking
10 months ago

Road my bike! It was nice so many trails
There are bathrooms and water on the trail

11 months ago

Several paths to choose with different elevations. You can choose flat, gradual increase, steep, or even stairs. I brought my dog, kept her on the leash, had no problems. I plan to come back often because you can create various configurations for your path each time, making it as difficult or easy as you like.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I use to come here at dusk all the time in high school and now the area has definitely gotten more green and lush.

Though there isn't a decent view of anything in the dead of night it's one of the safer locations to trot through in the darkness so long as you don't run into some cracked out hooligan.

Good for a warm summer night. Easy to walk through and fun to experience the nightly noises of the park. There's a lot of diverging trails that branch out, but they all typically walk you back to the same place. Get lost and have fun! Just be prepared to swat moths and brush webs out of the way.