Listing of Trail Loops by Their Starting Point

The important part of a trail loop is where you park. The goal is the scenery along the way or the place where you started but made more interesting after the exercise; a place to eat, or a place with park benches to enjoy a well deserved sit.

Amerige Heights Town Center     Emery Park and Sally’s Trail (.9 mi)
Hillcrest Park north parking lot (½ mi north of Brea Blvd.)    Brea Dam Park (1 mi)
Fullerton Sports Complex (Bastanchury)    Brea Dam (upstream) (1.0 mi),     Lost Trail (1 mi)
Tree Park (Parks Rd., 1/3 mi N of Rosecrans)   Nora Kuttner (1 mi),     Rosecrans (1.6 mi)
Acacia Park (where Yorba Linda Blvd ends)     Acacia Park Fullerton Creek Trail  (1.2 mi)
Gilbert and Castlewood       Castlewood Trail (1.1, 1.4 and 3.6 mi)
Rosecrans and Sunny Ridge      Clark Park (1.2 mi),      Castlewood (3.6 mi)
Bastanchury, east of the the 57      Gilman Park  (1 mi)
Entrada off of Harbor N of Bastanchury      San Juan Park (1.9 mi)
Garden of Eden (
Valencia Mesa .3 miles west of Harbor)      Horse Alley (1.8, 2.5 and 4.4 mi)
Lakeview Drive on Euclid      Laguna Lake Park (¾, 1.2 and 1.9 mi)
Payne Stewart Golf Course Parking Lot       East Coyote Hills Trail  (2.8 mi)
Euclid near Valley View        Hiltscher Park Trail  (2.1 mi)
Valencia Mesa Bridge over Juanita Cooke      Horse Alley  (1.8, 2.2, 2.5 mi)
Summit House Restaurant Parking Lot      Panorama Trail (2.8 mi)
Bastanchury near Malvern     Bastanchury Park (4.4 mi)
Muckenthaler Cultural Center    The Muck Walk (3.2 mi)

Trail Loops that start where there’s a place for a group to gather:

The Out-and-Back trails listed in the Home Page are all dirt trails which most people prefer over sidewalks. But to make journeys into “trail loops,” there has to be some walking on sidewalks. At first it would seem a loop to be better, but going out-and-back along the same path allows the whole trip to be on a dirt trail. In addition, during the “-and-back” part of the walk, you are facing a different direction, so the scenery is completely different.  Click here to see the Listing of Out and Back Journeys.
Going the other way on a loop makes for a different journey, but the best way to make the same trail different is to go out at a different time of the day. It makes the trail entirely different. Morning vs mid-day vs evening are more different in Southern California than is a change in season.