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Fullerton Loop

 65 votes

11.0 Miles 17.7 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

693' 211 m

Ascent

-699' -213 m

Descent

478' 146 m

High

162' 49 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

All Clear

35 days agoUpdate

Popular and fun route "behind the scenes" around the City of Fullerton.

Darren Rector

Overview

No restrictions. Sections may be closed immediately after rainfall. Somewhere around 20 or so road crossings. Park at the Courthouse and head northward to go clockwise around the Loop.
A very easy 11+ mile loop right around downtown Fullerton with lots of variation. The loop flows clockwise and contains bridal trail and railroad-adjacent sections, true singletrack, a few steep and rutty climbs, lots of "extra credit", fast downhills, scenic vistas and even a shady lakeside section.
Family Friendly: Juanita Cooke Trail and Laguna Lake are both very popular for kids and families.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

There are many junctions that are not marked specifically, so it helps to study the route via google earth before you hit it the first time. It is easy to miss some of the turns if you are unfamiliar with the route. Use the MTB Project mobile app to help follow the route.

Description

Park at the Courthouse and hit the Bridal Trail, then head north to Hiltscher Park Trail, across Euclid past Sunny Hills HS along the tracks. From there, it's a long steady climb through Grisson Park to Tree Park.

Hop back on Rosecrans Ave for about a mile, then turn eastward over many climbs and drops on Horse Trail, across Gilbert and back to Euclid via the Nora Kuttner Trail.

Pass Laguna Lake with a scenic respite, then back to the bridal trail southward to the train tracks. Go over the small dam on the Brea Dam Trail and down along the golf course, under Bastanchury Road, through the wilderness and over Brea Dam, down to Harbor Blvd. and back to the Courthouse. Simple as that.

History & Background

The Juanita Cook trail was originally the route of the Pacific Electric Railway "Red Car" line to Fullerton. The western portions surmount West Coyote Hills.

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I was probably going to hit this tomorrow. Would anyone know if this trail is bike trailer friendly for my toddler? Standard two seater bike trailer. Firather time on this trail, relatively fit. Jun 2, 2017
Floop is life, Floop is love. Dating back to 1982, assembled by Mr Cunningham from horse trails and the like, Floop is the mother trail of North Orange County. Some dismiss it as "just" a beginner XC trail, but there are lots of options and extra credit. Don't listen to the haters. Or listen to them and leave the Floop to those of us who know. When you dis the Floop, you dis yourself. Jul 26, 2017
i love the workout and only one i know of which has a few jumps (near the golf course trail) which are fun!! Nov 20, 2017

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