Shady Canyon Trail

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#1 of 1 trails in Turtle Rock Community Park
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Shady Canyon Trail is a 3.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Irvine, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 344 feet Point to Point
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Alissa Carolynne

5 Completed2 Reviews

The path was clear and easy to follow. Had both paved and dirt paths. The views were great and if you start at Shady Canyon you can walk all the way to quail hill, do that and add miles onto your hike before you turn around to go back.
Scenery was beautiful around dusk/sunset!

Kelly Bair

6 Completed3 Reviews

I really loved the views whilst on this trail! It was a moderate hike for me, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Just watch out for bikers and joggers!

Andre Garcia

1 Completed1 Reviews

Barbara Guterac-Briones

1 Completed1 Reviews

I truly enjoyed hiking the trail this morning. It's a well kept trail with plenty of natural Southern California nature to enjoy. It does have some moderate hills, but like it is said "what goes up, must come down" which can lead to relief. Contrary to the trails name, "Shady Canyon trail" there is absolutely no shade, so I recommend one brings a hat and lots of water; especially, if one brings their 4 legged child. Looking forward to running this trail next weekend. Happy trailing

Spencer Kirksey

3 Completed1 Reviews

Perfect for hill interval sprints and it's absolutely gorgeous.

Julie Kim

6 Completed6 Reviews

Chris Leschke

21 Completed16 Reviews

Short hike through the grounds of a gated residential community. The trail is well marked and there is a separate paved path for bikes. Good for walking the dog or jogging. There is very little shade, despite the name of the trail, so plan to wear sun screen if you burn easily.

Donovan S.

Easy nice trail

Greg Blackman

9 Completed3 Reviews

Caroline Gergen

4 Completed1 Reviews

Great, easy hike. Awesome for trail running, and had a paved road, separate from pedestrian walkway, for biking. Dog friendly, and had drinking fountains. Although, my friend and I got lost and could joy find the trail head from the directions given on the map. Park in the recreation center off sunny hill and shady canyon.