Map of the Santa Ana River Trail in Orange County


Santa Ana River Trail - Orange County

Santa Ana River Trail - Orange county California map area

Santa Ana River Trail


28 miles


paved / unpaved


Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Yorba Linda


Huntington Beach, Sanat Ana River Channel, local parks, natural areas, Yorba Regional Park


Huntington Beach Bike Trail
Pacific Coast Highway Bike Path


Huntington Beach

The Santa Ana River Trail is a 28-mile long system of paved and unpaved pathways that extends from Huntington Beach to Yorba Linda in Southern California. The trail follows alongside the channel for the river then through the natural areas adjacent to the river. The route takes it past local parks and schools and it serves as a way for inland residents to get to the beach without having to deal with traffic.

The trail goes past commercial districts, residential neighborhoods, golf courses, office parks, industrial complexes and wetlands. The trail crosses numerous major roadways, but there are underpasses at most of the intersections. There is an elevation change of 400 feet along the entire route of the trail.


The Santa Ana River Trail has paved and unpaved sections. In Orange County, the trail is paved continuously on one or the other side of the river. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. There are underpasses and access paths for most of the intersecting roadways. There are long stretches of trail without interruptions.


The Santa Ana River Trail goes past the following communities: Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana and Yorba Linda.

Points of Interest

The Santa Ana River Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Huntington Beach Spurgeon Intermediate School
Talbert Regional Park Riverview Golf Course
Fairview Park Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Victoria Vista Park Honda Center
Huntington Beach City School Anaheim Coves
Le Bard Park Steve Ambriz Memorial Park
Arevalos Park Riverdale Park
The Pegasus School Yorba Athletic Park
Mesa Verde Golf Course Yorba Regional Park
Centennial Regional Park Featherly Regional Park
Willowick Golf Course Sycamore Park
Nearby Trails

Huntington Beach Bike Trail & Pacific Coast Highway Bike Path: these trails meet the Santa Ana River Trail at its southwest end along Highway 1.

End Points

The southwest end of the Santa Ana River Trail is located along the Pacific Coast Highway, Highway 1, to the south of Brookhurst Street in Huntington Beach.

The northeast end of the trail is located along Criss Cross Creek Drive in Yorba Linda.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Santa Ana River Trail, Orange County, California.