Hello, Spring!

Residents find freedom in Irvine’s vast open spaces.

After April showers, Irvine residents are finding freedom in the city’s vast open spaces. Family walks are replacing organized sports, and trails are the new gym.

On a sunny Tuesday morning at Quail Hill, Mitsuru Creamer told us, “I love the trails because they are so peaceful and beautiful.”

Over at Bommer Canyon, Jack Roy said, “I ride my mountain bike here every week. I love being surrounded by nature.”

Kendall Seager, a cross country runner, says she goes out on the trails because they are good for training and the “views are incredible.”

Shady Canyon

Two runners enjoy the Shady Canyon Trail that winds along preserved hillsides, waterways and a golf course. The trail begins at Turtle Rock Community Park.

Quail Trail

Hikers can experience quiet solitude on the Quail Trail, which climbs 1,700 feet for outstanding views. The trail begins at Quail Hill Community Park.

Hicks Canyon

Parents appreciate Hicks Canyon Trail – Irvine’s widest trail with plenty of room for children to play and explore. The trail begins at Hicks Canyon Park.

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