ABOUT THIS HIKE: This is an intermediate hike in Peter's Canyon. The meetup location is the back or southern trail head that enjoys free parking. Please meet at the end of the street of Silverado Terrace. We will go out via Eucalyptus Trail and continue on the roller coaster hills of East Ridge Trail and then down Big Red to the canyon floor. You may then retrace your route and take the hills back or take the flats that parallel the hills. This will be approximately four miles round trip and get you back within 1 1/2 hours.
For those who have the time and an additional hour, please join me in walking to the reservoir, around the front of the park and back toward Big Red. We will then go back up Big Red and continue back on the roller coaster hills of East Ridge Trail. Round trip hike distance is approximately six miles, with about 1,200 ft. of elevation gain/loss. Total hike time will be about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. We should be back at the parking area around 10 to 10:30 AM.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: This is a dog friendly hike. There are "restrooms" near the trail head, at the beginning and end 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 end of the street near the white posts. 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.