Hiking & Biking

Hiking & Biking

The City partners with Irvine Ranch Conservancy, a non-profit, non-advocacy organization, to manage and provide public access to the Irvine Open Space Preserve. The Conservancy offers nature enthusiasts a wide variety of free self-guided and docent-led outdoor programs including hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, interpretive, stewardship and much more. 

San Diego Creek Bike Trail Improvements

The City of Irvine recently completed improvements to the San Diego Creek Bike Trail. This 1,100-foot segment of the bike trail, adjacent to the Irvine Spectrum, increases bike transit connectivity between the Spectrum and the Los Olivos community south of I-405.

Improvements to this frequently traveled bike trail include the installation of 12 pole lights, increasing visibility. The City further enhanced trail safety by installing and repairing cable railing, adding pavement striping and installing bikeway signs that increase the visibility of trail access points.

These enhancements to the San Diego Creek Bike Trail, which were completed in May 2016, support the City’s ongoing efforts to provide clean, safe transportation alternatives to residents and visitors.

Funding for the project came from the Clean Transportation Funding Local Government Match Program, which funds clean air projects in Southern California.

The Jeffrey Open Space Trail

The product of extensive community input and consensus, is a unique resource for the residents of the City of Irvine. This open space corridor constitutes an important element in the City's overall Open Space system, linking the conservation and open space lands within the City. The trail will travel approximately five miles through Irvine, from just past Portola Parkway in the north to the Quail Hill open space in the south. Currently, the section from Trabuco to Irvine Blvd. (section 2) is completed. Construction of sections 1 and 3 is currently underway.

The JOST provides a key linkage extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Santa Ana Mountains and Cleveland National Forest. The Jeffrey Open Space Trail Community Consensus Plan focuses specifically on the portion of the Spine extending from Interstate 5 to the Natural Communities Conservation Plan Lands north of Portola Parkway.

CURRENT TRAIL STATUS: Please call 714-508-4798 for up-to-date information on trail closures due to weather.