Fairview Park-Santa Ana River Path

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Trail Distance: 3 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr 10 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
Fairview Park is a large, 208 acre park with a huge variety of things to offer. There are several trails in the park, including a connector path to the Santa Ana River Bike Trail and North Talbert Trailhead. The diverse landscape makes this park easy to explore again and again. With over three miles of hiking trails that run through and around it, there's plenty for you and your dog to see. Make a day of it, or come back several times for a little taste of something new! 


The Santa Ana River Bike Trail is one of the most famous trails in the area. It paralells the Santa Ana River, and stops off at many parks and cross trails along its more than six mile expanse. Where it passes Fairview Park is a popular place to get on and off the bike trail. Entering from the park, take the main paths from the parking lot and continue west past the signs for the North Talbert Trail. You'll find yourself on the Santa Ana River Path. This little connector trail links Fairview Park with the Santa Ana River Bike Trail that runs just outside it, leading you out of the gates and down to the water front! 

Fairview Park is a fun place to hike without getting too far from amenities. Here, you can access a parking lot, with restrooms and drinking fountains nearby. This is a big change from many trails, which lack these features! 

In addition to the connection to the bike path, the park features North Talbert Trail. This trail will take you on a loop around the perimeter of the park. It's a good stretch, with a distance of just over two and a half miles! You can also use the connecting trails to make a shorter loop, so you don't have to try the whole thing. 

Explore Fairview Park with your dog at your side! 

Trail Features
Forest, Diverse Landscape, Easy Incline, River
Abundant Wildlife, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Rattlesnake activity has been reported in the park. Keeping your pup on the path (and out of the bushes) is a good way to avoid surprising a rattler! They don't want to meet you, either!
Address
2501 Placentia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hours
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Address
2501 Placentia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset