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.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 114 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


bird watching




wild flowers


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

3 months ago

Great trail.. Lot of birds along the river, saw some fishes too.. the trail itself is very easy and you can decide the distance and the pace.. heads to the beach( which we didn’t go to, but plan to soon)

no shade
over grown
Sat Apr 06 2019

overgrown with wildflowers so it's super pretty right now. Today had a nice breeze and not too many people.

road biking
Thu Mar 21 2019

Nothing spectacular but still a great place to go for a walk, jog, or ride a bike. Utilized this trail several times. Well kept area without too much traffic. Straight shot down to the beach which makes for a great outting.

Mon Jan 14 2019

Great trail, Fairview park is where we parked and it was easy to find your direction towards the Santa Ana River my wife and I made it a date run and the sunset was gorgeous many people out made it really nice definitely going back also stretched out the run to 8 miles with Santa Ana at arms length you can extend your run as long as you want...happy running #runnersendure

mountain biking
Fri Oct 06 2017

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

Sun Sep 17 2017

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.

Tue Jul 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.

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