Bommer Canyon-Turtle Ridge Loop
ElevationAscent: 937' 286 m
Descent: -938' -286 m
High: 1,042' 318 m
Low: 286' 87 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A 6 mile loop hike up Bommer Canyon and Turtle Ridge.”— John McKinney
These are multi-use paths so know the right-of-way rules and be aware of other users. (Bikes yield to hikers, and hikers and bikers both yield to horses).
Using the numerous switchbacks, climb up to the top of Turtle Ridge Trail about 3 miles into the hike. Continue on the trail as it descends into suburbia and begin to follow community trails back to the trailhead. At 4.3 miles take a right to head north on a path that bisects the community. At 4.6 miles the trail passes underneath Summit Park Drive, continuing north with houses on the left and empty space on the right. Follow this until your next left, and head across Summit Park Drive again. Once across the road, turn left to follow the path that leads around the outside of the community before turning right and paralleling Shady Canyon Drive. Take a right onto the path just before the road that to the parking area, and follow it back to the trailhead.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
Also watch out for poison-oak!
Mountain lions, rattlesnakes and ticks are not uncommon.
Land Manager: City of Irvine