COME HIKE--WALK--RUN every Saturday at 7:00 am
WHERE WE MEET: Look for a group at the END/cul-de-sac of "Peters Canyon Rd." (where Peters Canyon Rd. dead ends and intersects Silverado Terrace off Pioneer in Tustin.) This is the SOUTH/back end ENTRANCE of Peters Canyon Park. Online map link above under "Location" above. ORGANIZER for the days hike: will likely be Susan. Feel free to ask me any questions.
STARTING TIME: We start promptly at 7. You may have to park at or near Peter's Canyon Elementary School, so please arrive about 15 minutes early so that you will have time to walk to the meeting spot if necessary.
IF IT RAINS! We are VERY likely still ON-- taking an alternate route that is really quite nice! Even if the park is closed or it is still raining! --going on the local horse trails/residential area that is very green & hilly. Just keep an eye out on the RSVP notes. An email will be sent out to the group only if we cancel. Just have your water proof gear ready to go!
NOAA WEATHER REPORT LINK: Click here for our local forecast.
RSVP YES/WAITLIST YOURSELF IF HIKE IS FULL: People do drop out. Please manage/update your RSVP as needed.
ONLINE/GOOGLE MAP DIRECTIONS: You NEED to come in off JAMBOREE or TUSTIN RANCH ROAD to PIONEER to get to this location. For online/google maps, use this address: 10992 Silverado Terrace, Tustin, CA, 92782. Google/MeetUp map directions link: http://www.meetup.com... (http://www.meetup.com/Afoot-Peters-Canyon-Fitness-Hiking/venue/313704/)
ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
Intermediates: will take the Eucalyptus Trail and do the challenging East Ridge View Trail (hill/ridge route,) Beginners: will take the flat Peter's Canyon Trail about 1.5 miles in and wait at the bottom of Big Red for the rest of the group. Most people do the intermediate route, but if you are a beginner, there will always be someone to do the beginner route with you.
--about 1/2 way through we will all meet where the Peters Canyon Trail intersects with the East Ridge View Trail (tree & picnic table) continuing on to the Lake View Trail loop around the reservoir and return back-- about 6 miles in 2 1/2 hrs.
TRAIL MAPS: Some Peters Canyon Regional Park trails & topography maps are available under our "Files" link: downloadable maps link. (http://walkers.meetup.com/304/files/)
PARKING: Street parking is available, but often crowded-- give yourself time to walk in. READ these Parking Signs-- You might get a ticket if you park in the "No Stopping Anytime" zone. On weekends it's OK to park at Peters Canyon Elementary School or Cedar Grove Park.
DIRECTIONS: YOU NEED TO COME IN OFF JAMBOREE or TUSTIN RANCH ROAD to PIONEER to get to this location. From the 5 Freeway, you'll exit Tustin Ranch Road and head North towards the foothills. Drive approx. 3 miles. Staying in the left hand lane will take you left on Pioneer Way (signal). Immediately get into the right lane, and take the next right on Pioneer Road (signal). This road will wind around past the Cedar Grove Park. Continue down around a little curve (past the elementry school on left) to the first STOP sign, which is Peters Canyon Road, and take a left. You can curb park on the right side near the end of this road (if spots are available, see "PARKING" above.) We meet at this street's END/cul-de-sac where there's a sign for Peters Canyon Trail.
BE PREPARED: Please bring correct hiking shoes, water, sunscreen/hat, snack. Drink plenty of water BEFORE you hike. Please know your limits as these hills can be quite challenging!!
BE RESPONSIBLE for yourself: The Organizer of this Activity is not a professional. By signing up, you are responsible for and assuming all the risks involved in your choosing to participate in this Activity. Again-- be prepared! and know your limits