Shady Canyon Trail

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One way trail through Shady Canyon Private Community

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Chris Leschke (906)

16 Completed15 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. (146)

Easy nice trail

Greg Blackman (313)

9 Completed3 Reviews

Caroline Gergen (202)

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.

Marc Nitz (1504)

40 Completed20 Reviews

Very pretty, easy loop with the kids.

Kevin Poch (8839)

82 Completed78 Reviews

Nice easy hike in Irvine. Did this in the evening. Not something you would call a mountain hike, but a hill hike I guess. The dirt trail runs along a paved bike road and crosses a few bridge. I did this one to Turtle Rock Park which is another mile and a half or so. It's a good small conditioning trail during weekdays for those that only have time for big weekend hikes. Views of the city below at night made it worth it

Ron O. (129)

15 Completed1 Reviews

Didn't notice it was a point to point at first, thinking it was a loop, I went a little far and had to double back to get back to my car but overall fun experience...

Dori Gillies (2826)

47 Completed42 Reviews

Sweet smell of sage mixed with an ocean breeze on this trail! The first part of the hike is a calf burn uphill, but turn around and look back at the city, great view. The rest of the hike is equal parts flat and easy up and down. This is where OC works out. You will see runners, cyclists, dog walkers, and an occasional horse here. There is a bit of running water in the stream and a couple ponds. Wild purple artichokes were everywhere on this day 6-12-12 :)

Alyson Munn (1909)

30 Completed22 Reviews

Nice easy trail from shady canyon to bommer canyon trailhead (5.2 miles round trip). A couple of big hills but nothing too crazy. Had either a dirt trail or asphalt to hike on with lots of other hikers n bikers on the road. Will do again n possibly do a further hike :)

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