A neighborhood trail of the first order, the Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail links well-kept middle-class neighborhoods on either side of tree-lined Maple Street.
There are no restaurants or grocery stores along the trail, but such amenities are available elsewhere in Santa Ana. Verdant strips of grass and occasional benches offer trail users the chance to picnic.
There are no rest rooms at either end point or along the trail.
For transit information, call the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) at (714) 636-RIDE (7433), or write OCTA, 550 South Main Street, P.O. Box 14184, Orange, CA 92868-1584. Transportation service information can also be obtained by calling (800) COMMUTE from the Los Angeles calling area.
There are no rental shops along the route.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the northern end point from Interstate 5, take the Fourth Street exit in Santa Ana. Follow Fourth Street west to Grand Avenue and go left (south) on Grand Avenue to East First Street. Turn right (west) on east First Street, and follow it to Maple Street, which is on the left (south) side of the road. Go south on Maple on East Chestnut Avenue; the rail-trail starts at this intersection.
To reach the southern end point on East Adams Street, you can either follow Maple and then Rousselle Street south along the route to the southern end point, or go left one block to Orange Avenue, which also goes south all the way to East Adams Street.
There is parking along the streets at both end points.
"This Trail is now connected to the Alton Ave Bike Trail by crossing Orange Ave to the sidewalk then a short distance South, N33.71255 W117.86580 elev 56’, which makes the trail 5 miles long. Across Main the trail is on the south side of the tracks.