Fullerton Loop - TRAIL

Fullerton Loop - Trail, Fullerton, California

Nice rolling singletrack that makes a fun, challenging loop around parts of Fullerton. Short, steep climbs and some nice, fast downhills provide plenty of challenges and variety. Check w/ the Bike Beat in Orange, or TCB Cyclery in Fullerton for good directions as the trail can be tricky your first time out. The Bike Beat often has a Thursday night ride there which is a good way to learn the trail.

User Reviews (45)

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Talal033   Cross Country Rider [Nov 24, 2014]

Definitely need to go with someone who knows the trails your first time or you will need to follow someone who knows where they are going. Almost impossible to figure out on your own. I tried this trail this passed weekend and for the life of me could not figure it out. If your going on your own you will need to make a cheat sheet because you are constantly running into streets with no clear direction on where to go.

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RATING
2
VALUE
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2
inter   Weekend Warrior [Dec 06, 2012]

Very convinience, in the middle of Fullerton behind those residential houses. there are a few street crossing. Mostly beginner trail, but a lot of racers practice here. It has a little bit of everything.
I ride here maybe 2 - 3 times a week, at nite. because I work till 5, start riding 630 from the courthouse. Safe for nite riding.
For first timer to this trail, better ride with someone that already familiar with this trail.
Eventhough it is mostly beginner, a lot of crashing here, perhaps some people just underestimate this trail, including me, broke my collar bone on easy and short downhill, slow crash, but wrong landing. I had hard crash here as well, but was OK. Hospital just down the street.
Highly recommended.

Customer Service

Clockwise, start from courthouse or the lake.
One full loop is about 10.8 miles.
Very good trail to practice your endurance.

Similar Products Used: Turnbull canyon and Powder canyon, they are more technical though.
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RATING
5
VALUE
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4
Carlos   Weekend Warrior [Mar 20, 2011]

I'm new to mountain biking and havent done many trails yet but i had an absolute blast riding this trail. It never really reaches a point where i'm so tired because the climbs are easy and not very long. You're constantly going up and down. RIDE CLOCK WISE PLEASE

Customer Service

Start near the court house on Berkley and Harbor so you'll find plenty of parking. Just follow the riders through the trails. You'll see one taking off every 3 minutes or so but it doesnt get crowded.

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4
VALUE
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3
Martman_oc   Weekend Warrior [May 28, 2009]

This is a great ride for beginners to intermediates and even experts if done fast. About 12 miles to do the full loop. Park at the Fullerton Courthouse and head north. After that it gets complicated, best to download a map or follow a friendly local. I rode the trail last night and it was in great shape, hardpacked, fast and grippy. There are a bunch of little extra singletracks off the main "freeway" sections.

Customer Service

Basically go clockwise but its a lttle bit more complicated.

Similar Products Used: Carbon Canyon has lots of great trails. Easy to put a 20-25 mile loop together.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
preludedriven   Weekend Warrior [Nov 10, 2008]

This is a pretty intermediate trail, varying from some small uphill climbs to some fun downhill slopes. A good thing about this trail is that you're riding in shade from all of the trees for a little more 50% of the time!

Customer Service

Make sure to ride counter-clockwise from the court house to avoid going against traffic. So far, I've only been able to ride about 50% of this trail, but hopefully I'll be able to go start to finish soon.

Check out these links for more info:
http://efgh.com/bike/fullertonloop.htm

http://books.google.com/books?id=wCvE7lGsGg8C&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=fullerton+court+house+bike+trail&source=web&ots=Rm-zFC96gw&sig=pQTbAOmgTYxPbLmkV4kHOZAZmZk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPA34,M1

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5
VALUE
RATING
4
AMEXPERT   Weekend Warrior [Sep 13, 2008]

This trail is sweet. Its like an adventure within the city! I actually got a flat on Histcher trail and had to walk to the nearest bike store which was about 2 miles away. Other than that, this is a sweet trail with nice MTB'ers who were more than happy to guide me in the right direction when I got lost. For the first timers, go to www.geoladders.com and look for the trail route there. There are pictures and directions on how to traverse the loop (as well as other ones). The only reason why I gave this a 4 for aerobic difficulty was because I was not used to long straights as this loop provides. I usually climb or just descend on mountain trails, but the long sandy straights took it out of me! =) Anyways, go go go! Its fun and if you want to ride with me, let me know!

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4
VALUE
RATING
4
nrmeach   Weekend Warrior [Aug 02, 2008]

The trail is pretty confusing to get around, the map at some trail heads are not really helpful unless you know the area pretty well. I'll try my best to describe how i did it and survived...

The best way to ride the actual loop is clockwise, starting around the courthouse you'll head up Juanita Crooke and make a left down to Hiltscher Trail, up this a** of hill (if you're out of shape) in which you'll meet a T intersection, you're going to go straight until Bastenchery st, and cross over to Sunny Hills High School and ride beside Union Pacific tracks to your left until you find Parks Trail, from there find Rosecrans Trail, which is pretty much along side Rosecrans Street, so if you get lost, just find that street. From there you'll ride all the way down to the golf course/fire station; Before the Fire Station should be a little trail called Castle Wood Trail, and this is where the real work out begins, its pretty much uphill to a certain point where there is an AMAZING view, and back down again and up and down, WATCH YOUR DOWNHILL SPEED!! At one point you'll being going down hill pretty fast and be surprised by this intersection in which my buddy and i got lucky and survived without even knowing it was there. about .25 miles you'll see another trail called Nora Kutter trail which has another a** of a hill but the downhill is sweet, and once again you'll hit another street, so ride a good distance apart, and stay alert. you'll cross that street and get on the Bud Turner Trail through some backyards and past a horse training arena or something to that effect, that trail will take you through a lake/pond and then once again you can meet the Juanita Crooke Trail and have a blast going back to the car.

Bring plenty of water, and be prepared of course, i got a flat today there, and it wasnt fun.

I'd recommends this trail for some intermediate riders who can handle pain, and want a descent uphill challenge with some rewarding downhills. :]

Customer Service

CLOCKWISE!!
you're butt will be pummeled by all the regulars who go pretty fast, and if you're going the opposite direction your butt is going to get whooped.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
edseb   Cross Country Rider [Jul 29, 2008]

A fairly flat trail that is broken up by street crossings and park trails. Not bad, and probably the best in the area, but since this is a site for trails, compared to others it is pretty disappointing. Like anything, I guess its relative. No mountains, just small rolling hills with short quick climbs. Go with someone else your first time since its easy to get lost and some sections just seems to end, but with knowledge you'll find the trail pick up again two or three residential streets later. Ok if you live in the area and since there is no where else to ride, but not worth it if you live somewhere else with other trails.

Similar Products Used: There aren't really any, but trails in Laguna Beach, Aliso and other places aren't too far and worth the extra drive if you have the time.
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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Thomas   Weekend Warrior [Mar 29, 2008]

The trail is very cool. If you like jumping there are a whole bmx setup over in that area.

Customer Service

start up at the court house.

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4
VALUE
RATING
5
Beavis   Cross Country Rider [Aug 02, 2006]

I was out riding my bike with my life-partner Rinaldo, and I ran across 5 black midgets giving it to each other right after the Lake near the new fence. I was able to get away, but Rinaldo did not fare as well. They took their turns pounding his fragil muffin-hole with their tiny ebony sauages. Be warned and make sure this does not happen to you our your loved ones.

Hank

Customer Service

I was out riding my bike with my life-partner Rinaldo, and I ran across 5 black midgets giving it to each other right after the Lake near the new fence. I was able to get away, but Rinaldo did not fare as well. They took their turns pounding his fragil muffin-hole with their tiny ebony sauages. Be warned and make sure this does not happen to you our your loved ones.

Hank

Similar Products Used: I was out riding my bike with my life-partner Rinaldo, and I ran across 5 black midgets giving it to each other right after the Lake near the new fence. I was able to get away, but Rinaldo did not fare as well. They took their turns pounding his fragil muffin-hole with their tiny ebony sauages. Be warned and make sure this does not happen to you our your loved ones.

Hank
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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