Peters Canyon Road and Silverado Terrace, , Tustin, CA
ABOUT THIS HIKE: This is an advanced beginner hike in Peter's Canyon. The meetup location is the back or southern trail head that enjoys free parking. We will go out via Eucalyptus Trail and continue on the roller coaster hills of East Ridge Trail.... down Big Red to the canyon floor.... take Lake View Trail around the lake.... and back the easier Lower Canyon Trail. Round trip hike distance is approximately six miles, with about 500 ft. of elevation gain/loss. Total hike time will be about 2.5 hours. We should be back at the parking area around 9:45 AM. As a shorter four hike alternative, take Eucalyptus, East Ridge, Big Red, (exclude Lake View), and return the Lower Canyon Trail to the parking area. Total hike time for this shorter option will be about 1.5 hours returning to the parking area around 8:45 AM. Either way, you will enjoy magnificent vistas and lovely outdoor exercise on this brisk early morning hike.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: This is a dog friendly hike. There are "restrooms" near the trail head at the beginning of the hike.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 5 Freeway, exit Tustin Ranch Road heading inland.... drive three miles and turn left on Pioneer Way.... take the next right on Pioneer Road.... at first stop sign turn left on Peters Canyon Road.... park at the end of the road. We will meetup at the sign for Peter's Canyon Trail. Do not park in the no parking zones.
DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.