Summary: Fullerton has many urban trails throughout the city. The panorama trail provides excellent views of the city and beyond. The trail starts out in the golf course and climbs steadily up to the "view loop". the loop has vistas in all directions within a few yards of each other. As you continue down the trail, you walk though a neighborhood for a long block. Next you head further down the trail parallel to the Coyote Hills Golf course. the trail ends at Brea Blvd in a small ballpark. If you continue on to the other side of the park, the East Coyote hills trail begins. You can turn around or continue on the coyote trail for a loop hike. The East Coyote Hills trail is more of an equestrian trail, and is less scenic.
Trailhead: From I57. Exit Yorba Linda Blvd and head west. Turn right at State College and left at Bastanchury. Park at Vista Park which is also the parking lot for the Summit House restaurant. Trailhead is inside the gate of the golf course just go straight. (Lat:33.89708 Lon:-117.8942)
Trail Guides for Fullerton Panorama Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: City of Fullerton Community Services Department 714 738-6575
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by David Muro, who has posted 7 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by LMR on 4/21/2009
My husband and I took the trail with our 10 month old. It is a good work out since a lot of it is up hill, but the heat was hard at some points and I ended up having to stop a few times. Not a whole lot to look at. Most is right at the start of the trail, then it falls into rich living and golf course views. But, I would go for good exercise again.
Reviewed by L&T on 1/11/2009
it was worth our time for the views alone. ...Catalina, the ocean down by Huntington Beach, Long Beach Port of LA, Snow capped San Gabriels all from the same vantage point! Pleasant walk with friendly people along the trail. Got a bit hot midday without much tree coverage. I don't get the really negative reviews...
Reviewed by SRJ on 6/13/2008
This website is helpful: http://www.cityoffullerton.com/depts/parks_n_recreation/find_a_trail/list_of_trails.asp
Reviewed by Tom on 12/20/2007
Not to Bad but, would like to see better photos I have a cam and would love to try to help out please if there is a way I could let me know my email is email@example.com ???
Reviewed by me on 7/11/2007
Reviewed by Willa on 3/5/2006
Wow! I should have read this first. This was not a hike... more like a waste of time!
Reviewed by Jay on 11/23/2004
Description and maps of Fullerton trails are available at http://www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/comm_serv/parks/traillist.html This does have a good view from the top of the hill (Summit House). This area is a little bit hilly so if you are interested in getting a hill workout, this has some moderate inclines. Fullerton has more parks per capita than any other city in the US. If this trail is not to your liking, there are a number of other trails in Fullerton, described at the URL above.
Reviewed by Dan on 7/20/2004
The vistas were glorious. We didn’t make it to Brea blvd. Ran out of time and the heat at 2pm in July got to be a bit much. The equestrian trail through the housing development helped take the edge off the urban hike. The walk generated discussion with the kids about fancy houses, fountains, pre-cast stone work, plastic fence rails, the scale of oil pumps and people, golf, friendly “Guard dogs” sprinklers and evaporation, various wild plants, the heat the views, where Disneyland was, how close CSUF is etc. If I did it again I would start on Brea Blvd and build to viewpoints. The walk back would be down hill then. What great views of the city and the San Gabriel mountains. Thanks for the route.
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