Highlights: Lush Orange County Foothills away from urban life. Beautiful vistas and challenging hills.
Near: Santa Margarita / Coto de Caza
Distance: 15 miles of wide well maintained trail
User groups: Hikers with dogs, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians
Summary: Bell View Trail is one of the County of Oranges' outstanding hiking and equestrian trails that wonders and winds through beautiful and rugged terrain full of natural coastal mountain plant and wildlife. Bell View can also connect you to Caspers Wilderness Park and O'neil Regional Park. Bell View Trail will also connect you on to Tijeras creek trail that brings you into the beautiful Arroyo Trabuco located in O'Neil park. Bell View is open year around but we ask visitors to use caution during the summer fire season and please bring plenty of water.
Highlights: A Class 1 bicycle path that parallels the Santa Ana River channel.
Near: From Green River golf course to Yorba Regional Park to Huntington Beach.
Distance: 29 miles one way.
Bikeway condition: Maintained asphalt path, and welcomed rest areas.
User groups: Walkers with dogs, Bike riders, Rollerblades, joggers and strollers.
Summary: The first section of the trail, from Green River golf course to Yorba Regional Park, contains the only moderate hills of the largely flat trail. Various types of wild life, birds and animals can be seen through this region along with a massive body of water that flows down stream and empty out at the mouth of the Huntington State Beach. Parking is available at various locations along the path way.
Yorba Park is enjoyable site to stop and enjoy a picnic, or as you head towards the beach, Orange-Olive is another picnic rest stop where you can get a fresh drink of water and relax. As you continue riding past Anaheim Pond & Angel Stadium you can enjoy a restroom stop and another picnic area located just off Katella Ave. Centennial Regional Park @ Edinger Ave. is another rest area in the City of Santa Ana. Your journey will end at Huntington Beach to enjoy the beach.