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Peters Canyon

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Good overall fide for training, fun, rehab. Not the most challenging, all the hils can be climed by me, at age 14. Some long up/down/up/down, on the back trails. but a fun ride with a little tech, mostly xc
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1: Start out going SOUTHWEST on NEWPORT AVE toward E 17TH ST. 0.9 miles Map 2: Turn LEFT onto IRVINE BLVD. 1.2 miles Map 3: Turn LEFT onto TUSTIN RANCH RD. 1.5 miles Map 4: Turn LEFT onto PIONEER WAY. 0.1 miles Map 5: Turn RIGHT onto PIONEER RD. 0.4 miles Map 6: End at Peters Canyon Child Dev Ctr 714-731-1779 26900 Peters Canyon Rd, Tustin, CA 92782 US Map not exact but ull find it
Trail Length
between 5-20, on how you ride it Miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
tustin
Zip/Postal Code
92705
Country
us
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 1, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ryderjin ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hey this is a good local trail that doesn't get a lot of props mainly because it is usually filled with hikers and runners during peak hours. It is a solid XC trail, although not enough technical downhills to satisfy the all-mountain types.

Couple of challenging climbs, and one really tough one (Big Red) that you have to be in solid shape to conquer. You can always do a beginners-friendly route, but there is a way to do this to get a fairly intense (and fun) workout.

All in all, fun for about 1-2 hour ride. But ONLY if you are able to avoid the foot traffic.

Recommended Route:
There is more variety here than people realize. Most people stick to the main fire roads, never exploring the side trails.

Do the Lakeside loop by the parking lot, and you get to a point of doing one of three options.

Option one:
Climb up Big Red -- again, you have to be in good shape. Lot of all mountain guys bypass this. This hill is pretty obvious, and the locals will tell you where it is. Once on top, do the East Ridge loop. Trail (Eucalyptus trail?) at the end will get you back down.

Option two: Pass Big Red, almost immediately after on the left is "Gnatcatcher Trail". Sandy, steep climb to ridge. Finish out the East Ridge loop.

Option three: Go pass Gnatcatcher, and about a mile(?) down the way, the next trail on your left (just after a wooden fence) is going to be "Scout Hill". Nice, fun, XC single track up the side of the mountain that a lot of people just pass by. At the top, go left to go down Big Red, but I would go right, finish out the East Ridge, and down Eucalyptus trail.

Need some technical downhill skills as well as technical climbing skills to clean. But not too bad.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
People combine this with the nearby Irvine Regional/Santiago Oaks park trails.



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Review Date
September 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: FJryan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Peters is a good trail for a moderate work out. There's no real single track but its fun fire roads. Nothing technical, great place to start someone out or if you want to build up. Be careful alot of hikers and a few horses. A few places are getting sandy towards the end of summer.

Recommended Route:
I ride around the lake and then by the dam up the red hill along the roller coasters and into the eucalytus trees and back home. On average by myself a loop takes 40 mins, an hour with a group.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Santiago Oaks



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Review Date
April 21, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: silentak1 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Peters Canyon is surrounded by homes which means that in the mornings you may see moderate pedestrian traffic and many many dogs. It is a short 6-7 miles loop around the whole park. From the parking lot area, the LEFT side of the park (closest to Jamboree) has steep uphills and steep downhills as well; it's a roller coaster. The cross between the "left" to the "right" side of the trail takes place at the end of the park OR you can cut it short by taking "Hill Scout trail" just before the end of the park. Either cross is a downhill singletrack around the hill and unto the base. Once you reach the bottom, you are now on the "right" side of the park and it's pretty much flat.
Follow the trail back and you are now back in the parking lot. You may choose from the parking lot to hop onto the lake loop which is approx a 2.5 mile loop. The first half of the loop goes thru some flowery single track and the other half is a fireroad with one uphill battle and then a moderately steep downhill. After that you are back on the trail you were before (that is the one of the "right" side of the park) and you simply follow it back to the parking lot.
I recommend this trail VERY early in the morning because it doesn't have much shade and you will TOAST. Plus around 9-10am a lot of foot traffic appears. ***I DO HAVE TO WARN YOU THAT THE UPHILLS TO THE LEFT OF THE PARK HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF GRAVEL WHICH FORCED MANY RIDERS TO DISMOUNT IN THE MIDDLE AND HIKE UP***
Another WARNING: The uphills and downhills also have quite a bit of erosion and "cracks" due to the rain and combined with all the small pebbles, it may be a formula for disaster if you are not a decent technical rider. The good news is that whoever maintains the park does once in a while fill those cracks with soil and installed wood sticks on the downhills to re-direct water from doing this again. Point is this is NOT the trail of choice if it has rained in the past 2-3 days.
Other than that, this is a short and good work out.

Recommended Route:
There is a main trail that loops around the whole park. Find a map and follow it. The side trails closest to Jamboree are VERY steep uphill battles that take you to the TOP of East Ridge. The trails on the opposite side tend to be farily flat w/ foot traffic.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Carbon Canyon (Telegraph)



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Review Date
February 2, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: stevenz150 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good trail, like said above, i added this trail

Recommended Route:
where ever, if you have a map or like me know it like the back of your hand you won't get lost

Other recommended trails in the same area:
From the top of peters canyon, go across the street to irvine regional park, then to the top or ivrine reg. park to santiago oaks, round trip between 20 miles if you ride. but if you spend time in each park like i do it would be an all day 40 mile trip, so bring enouge water



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