Beginner hike from Fullerton Courthouse to Lake Laguna with two options

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Superior Court Parking (Juanita Cooke Trail)

1275 N. Berkeley Ave. · Fullerton, CA

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We will meetup at the south end of the lower parking lot behind the Court House. You will see a stretch of grass and the trail.

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ABOUT THE HIKE: OPTION ONE- -Enjoy a beautiful morning hike on the Juanita Cooke Trail to Laguna Lake and back. This Beginner 5 mile hike is a moderately paced conditioning walk on one mostly flat, dirt, multiuse trails with one small hill. These lovely paths are a wonderful escape from urban Orange County. The trails begin behind the Orange County Superior Court House in Fullerton. They follow along shady paths lined with huge, old Oak and Eucalyptus trees. Neighbors on both sides have put in beautiful landscaping providing flowering shrubs, citrus, and palm trees, while keeping their barns for their much loved horses. The Juanita Cooke Trail is named for the woman who once served as liaison for the Fullerton Recreation Riders; a local equestrian group that helped originally get the trail built. Rain on the proceeding day or forecast for the day of the hike will cancel it. The hike is dog friendly. Please feel free to join us for post hike refreshments at McClain's Coffee House located nearby. OPTION TWO- We can choose to veer off the path and walk up to the Brea Dam through medium high brush and native trees. This option is approximately 4 miles. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 91 Riverside Freeway, take the Harbor Boulevard (exit 28) north.... until you reach the intersection of North Berkeley Avenue... turn left on North Berkeley Avenue. Continue up Berkeley, turn left into the lower parking lot. We will meetup at the south end of the lower parking lot behind the Court House. You will see a stretch of grass and the trail. 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 and all 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.