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Horseshoe Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

A great option for families and anyone looking to explore the outer edges of the park.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Point to Point

719' 219 m

High

551' 168 m

Low

232' 71 m

Up

219' 67 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Wildflowers

Family Friendly A barely noticeable grade with intermittent shade and opportunities to spot birds and other native wildlife.

Description

Across the southwest section of Irvine Regional Park, this easy trail parallels Puma Ridge Trail. However, unlike Puma Ridge Trail, this one is manageable for anyone with any level of experience in the outdoors. As you may have guessed, the Horseshoe Loop Trail encircles the entire park and is broken up by roads or other sections of trail, but can make a terrific loop for visitors looking for a longer hike in the park. In the northern section of the park, the trail briefly links of up with Santiago Creek Trail to make the full loop.

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Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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  3.3 from 3 votes
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View from shaded rest area on Horseshoe Loop (from south side of park)
Dec 7, 2017 near North T…, CA
Puma Ridge - the easy part
Dec 7, 2017 near North T…, CA

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May 11, 2019
Jennifer Kim
Puma Ridge>Horseshoe Loop. Not one of my personal faves (a little too much pavement for me), but my husband loves the differing scenery. 3.8mi — 1h 28m