Experience the easy life of the West Coast on Orange County's Bud Turner Trail. Set in a quiet neighborhood in the city of Fullerton, the trail is ideal for all types of trail use and uniquely caters to equestrian use. The trail connects to the Juanita Cooke Greenbelt
, which provides access to other parts of the city. Through his leadership role with the Fullerton Recreational Riders, a local equestrian organization, Bud Turner was influential in getting this trail built and that is why this great trail is named after him. The Juanita Cooke Greenbelt also bears the name of a former leader of the Fullerton Recreational Riders.
Beginning at the north end of Laguna Lake Park, the trail skirts the southern edge of the lake to head southwest. This peaceful, grassy, lakefront park is a great place to have a picnic or try out your fishing pole. It's also where the Bud Turner Trail and the Juanita Cooke Greenbelt connect. Just beyond the lake you come to an equestrian riding ringdon't be surprised to catch a glimpse of locals on horseback; this is a popular equestrian area. After passing the ring you go through a pleasant neighborhood before connecting with North Euclid Street. The trail runs alongside this busy road the rest of the way. Take caution: you will need to cross some major intersections, including one at West Bastanchury Road.
The trail ends near downtown Fullerton, close to the intersection of North Euclid Street and West Valencia Mesa Drive. From here you can connect to the historic downtown district, which has restaurants and shops in a laid-back Southern California setting.
To reach the Laguna Lake Park trailhead, take the Euclid Street Exit from State Route 91 (the Riverside Freeway) in Fullerton. Head north on Euclid Street for about 4 miles to Lakeview Road. Turn right (east) on Lakeview Road and go 0.5 mile to Hermosa Drive. Turn right (east) on Hermosa Drive and go 0.1 mile to Lakeside Drive. The entrance to Laguna Lake Park is at this intersection, and there is parking along the street.
The GPS track now shows the Bud Turner Trail. A new crossing has been constructed below the dam to move the trail up to the old rail road grade, so the trail passes east of the parking lots. At N33.90472 W117.93854 elev 321’ a narrow single track continues ...
The GPS interactive map depicted as the Bud Turner trail here, is actually the northern part of the Juanita Cook Greenbelt. The Juanita Cook Greenbelt from Laguna Rd, (along Morelia Place on the street or sidewalk, 0.26 mile,) to Bastanchury Road is missing.
"BUD TURNER TRAIL
Trailheads for both the Bud Turner and Juanita Cooke Greenbelt trails can be found at the same GPS coordinates N33.91010 W117.93399 elev 351’ with street parking on Lakeside Dr. There is a parking lot on Clarion Dr. for the Bud Turner ...