Favorite Trails

Here are some our favorite Southern California Trails. 

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Costa Mesa - Fairview Park/Talbert Nature Preserve  
Park (www.cmfairviewpark.org)  is located in Costa Mesa at 2525 Placentia Avenue.  It is situated right beside the Talbert Nature Preserve.  Both locations offer mostly flat dirt trails running along different loops and take advantage of the cool coastal weather.  Water and bathrooms are available both at the beginning and the middle of the trail.  This park allows you to run 5 to 6 miles through the different loops without having to back-track but you can also run much shorter loops as well.
Lancaster - Fairview Bluff Trail (aka Poppy Fields) 
Located in Lancaster, California, this is desert running at its best.  The trail is an out-and-back run of at least 5 miles on dirt roads. Actual distance and trailhead are determined based on wishes of our participants. Trail is fairly flat, however there are some hills and challenges. This trail is suitable for any type of dog powered vehicle. It is a rural trail with no water or restrooms on route. We usually run the cart, so additional water is available if those running scooters can not carry enough for the whole run. For directions and additional information please email Nichole Royer at tarotrats@juno.com
Lake Elsinore Berm
The Lake Elsinore Berm runs alongside Lake Elsinore and is a dirt trail that is approximately 25 feet wide. Great for scootering, bikejoring or carting. Porta pottys are located along the trail and you can opt to bring water but you can likewise walk down to the lake to water the dogs. This is an out-and-back route of at least a 3-mile roundtrip but could do a longer one depending on the weather and the dogs. Parking at the Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium. To get there, take the 15 Freeway, exit Railroad Canyon/ Diamond Drive and head west to Diamond Circle, make a right (stadium just ahead) and park at the end of the street and the berm is located to the south. This would a convenient location for those coming from the Riverside, San Diego, Inland Empire and South Orange counties.
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
The parking lot is located at Crown Valley Community Park - 29751 Crown Valley Parkway - best to park at the far end of the parking lot past the pool.  The trail starts just below the parking lot and leads to a nice mostly flat and wide dirt trail which circles the lake.  The loop is approximately three miles long and there are restrooms and water stations at the picnic stations along the way.  This park is best suited for scootering or bikejoring.  For additional information, e-mail Claire at threedogsc@cox.net
Ventura County

Wildwood Park
101 north to Lynn Road - north on Lynn Road for 2 1/2 miles to Avenida De Los Arboles - turn left and go to end and left into parking lot - nice mile long flat open trail

Agoura -Chesebro Trail
101 north to Chesebro exit - north on Chesebro to 'welcome to Agoura' sign - turn left - drive around 1 mile over bridge to parking lot - can go up to upper parking lot for easier access - over 4 miles long open trail with shady spots......

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