ElevationAscent: 705' 215 m
Descent: -704' -215 m
High: 464' 141 m
Low: 163' 50 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“Hike trails in the heart of urban Orange County.”— Ben Crowell
Go north on the trail to Laguna Lake. Hike along the lake and take the Bud Turner Trail to its end. Cross Euclid at the light and go 0.1 miles south to the start of the Nora Kuttner Trail, which has separate entrances for pedestrians and cyclists. You now head up the tallest hill of the route, with the cactus fields and chaparral of North Coyote Hills on your right.
After coming down over the hill, use Castlewood Drive to connect to Castlewood Trail, which takes you over two more hills, including the high-elevation point of the hike. The trail now dumps you out near a fire station on Rosecrans Ave.
Follow a bike path east along Rosecrans, then leave the road to take a back trail that connects to West Coyote Hills Tree Park. Cross Parks Road and take Parks Road Trail south through Gus Grissom Park, Roger Chaffee Park, and Edward White II Park, named after the three Apollo 1 astronauts who died in a fire on the launchpad. Head south along the railroad behind the high school's ag department, then cross Bastanchury at the light, go west a short block, and then east on Valley View Drive.
After 0.5 miles, Valley View ends, and you continue on trail down a steep hill where the Hiltscher Park Trail follows a shaded gully. There is a wider trail on the left and a shadier singletrack on on the right. At the "T" intersection with a water fountain, head south on Juanita Cooke Trail back to the start.
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Land Manager: City of Fullerton, CA - Parks and Recreation