Route: From Turtle Rock Community Park we will take Shady Canyon Trail to Community Trail (on Summit Peak Park Dr), Turtle Ridge Trail, Westfork Trail. We will cross the 73 toll road and arrive at the Coastal Peak Park where we will take a restroom and snack break. On the return loop, we will cross 73 toll road on Westfork Trail, Bommer Meadow, Nature Trail , Shady Canyon Trail and back to Turtle Rock Community Park.
We will not hike as a big group. We will separate the fast hikers and the not so fast hikers into different groups depending on your pace.
Rating: Level 2+
Click here for hike rating table (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf)
Length: 8.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1400 ft
Essentials: Bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat. Not much shade on the trails.
Facilities: Coastal Peak Park, Turtle Rock Community Park
About Bommer Canyon: Rich in both Irvine Ranch lore and nature’s wonders, Bommer Canyon beckons walkers, hikers and all other outdoor enthusiasts to stroll past ancient oak and sycamore groves and rough rock outcrops. Nestled in the heart of Bommer Canyon is part of the old Irvine Ranch Cattle Camp. Some of the original structures exist today, adding to the rustic feel of the Canyon. Bommer Canyon is also an important preservation area for many local plants and wildlife, including several endangered species.
Directions: From Fwy 405 exit Culver Dr. turn south towards ocean. Turn left at Campus Dr. and turn right at Turtle Rock Dr. Turn right at Sunnyhill (stop sign) and immediate right turn into the Turtle Rock Community Park.
If you are interested, we can have lunch after the hike at the nearby Quail Hills Shopping Center. You can order take out from a few restaurants (Pizza, Hawaiian, Thai, Mexican, sandwich ) and eat at the common outdoor seating areas.
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