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Castaways Trail

Castaways always a great ride

November, 2020 by ivmsy4zkye

Most locals consider this part of the ten mile loop - called fondly the Back Bay Loop. This section runs behind Expensive houses that overlook the water and is a great place to walk your dog.

Upper Bay Trail

Salt and Sea water meet

November, 2020 by ivmsy4zkye

Wonderfully enjoyable ride around the Back Bay where salt and fresh water meet. Usually quiet, horses and people seeking to stay healthy are what you will find on this lovely trail that connects to a wide variety of other trails (Back Bay loop, San Diego Creek and others) - yes the path is uneven in one specific spot- it is clearly marked - uneven - so slow down and be patient and you will be fine. As far as no bikes, as one other rider commented - I have ridden my pedal assist bike on it many many times as well as the surrounding trails and never had an issue. If you have seen signs otherwise it's time to appeal the decision. However it may be due to the horses and ebike riders (throttles only) that ride excessively fast. May be best to advocate for a speed limit rather than a bike type. Best to avoid busy times when strollers abound, but most on this trail know to walk to the side. There is a free parking lot adjacent to the nature center. The whole loop is ten miles and a terrific ride mostly off streets.

Santa Ana River Trail

Great Ride!

November, 2020 by afortega77

We did the Northern section of the trail. Started in San Bernardino off of Waterman Ave and rode to the end of trail in Jurupa Valley. The trail is very clean, there was a good amount of other riders and runners. The bad thing is that you are under the sun most of the ride. There were a few homeless people but we did not feel unsafe. Total miles from San Bernardino to Jurupa Valley and back was just shy of 40miles.

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Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

Amazing Nature Experience

November, 2020 by damon.carr

What a joy to find this trail - it's close enough to my home I can bike to it. Getting out into nature does something to calm the mind.

Santa Ana River Trail

long and easy

November, 2020 by bschoens151

I did about 9 miles near Huntington Beach. The good part of the trail is that long and unobstructed. You never have to cross a street. The bad part is that it is dam ugly.

Jeffrey Open Space Trail

Perfect Trail

October, 2020 by dyowannah

Visited this trail the first time today. We got lost looking for the parking lot, but the trail is awesome. Highly recommended for jogging, bike or scooters with your friends and family.

Escondido Creek Bike Path

Not as bad as other reviews made it out to be, maybe things have changed over the years

October, 2020 by rjohnson14

I didn't see any homeless on the trail and it looks like it's fairly cleaned up (we saw Escondido employees cleaning on the way). It's not an amazing scenery but it wasn't sketchy in any section. It wasn't very busy. It ends near the Humane Society and Daly Ranch. Signs say it closes at dusk.

Jeffrey Open Space Trail

Excellent Walking Path

October, 2020 by jwchen4

Visited this trail first time this morning! Well maintained, nice landscape, close to 10k round trip between Roosevelt and Portola! Loved it!

Venta Spur Trail

Bike ride

September, 2020 by ccm9697

Good for tweens. Good trail for kids.

Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

It was a great day. I took today, Thursday off to ride and this trail was on my list. I had the place to myself and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

September, 2020 by lancelane59

It was a great day. I took today, Thursday off to ride and this trail was on my list. I had the place to myself and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Oso Creek Trail

great find

September, 2020 by ankitashah79

Great for a quick or long walks. Also love how green and clean the space is. Our kids loved riding their scooters since it’s all paved.

Santa Ana River Trail

Nice and clean trail with view

September, 2020 by misa4u919

We really enjoyed this trail as our first time . Very clean and comfortable one.

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