Mountains To Sea Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Orange County, California. It is within Lower Peters Canyon and Walnut. It is 11.2 miles long and begins at 31 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 12 feet. The Flame Thrower attraction is near the trailhead. The Ye Rockin’ Tug, Go Karts, Merlin’s Magic Teacups, Rock Wall, Jumping Jester, King’s Carousel, Lil' Thunder Road, and Castle Express attractions can be seen along the trail. There are also a wood, scrubs, and a bench along the trail.
Mountains To Sea Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Mountains to Sea Trail stretches from Irvine Regional Park to Upper Newport Bay, loosely paralleling Jamboree Road south from the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains through Peters Canyon and along San Diego Creek to the water. Whether you pick a segment or follow the entire trail, you’ll be sure to encounter unexpectedly interesting sights along this urban trail. In 2006, the National Park Service designated this route a National Scenic Trail."
--Jerry Schad and David Money Harris, Afoot & Afield: Orange County (Wilderness Press).
"Sure it’s a multi-use trail which every hiker knows means its more of a bikeway than a hiking trail, What is a half-day bike ride is a near-marathon day to walk, but Mountains to Sea Trail is also a you-got-to-do-it-once trail, because you experience so much Orange County en route. Already, Mountains to Sea Trail has gravitas. The trail was designated a “National Recreation Trail” by the National Park Service in 2006. A rigorous application is required before a trail is deemed worthy to be named a National Recreation Trail and only the best nominees make the grade. The designation goes to “exemplary trails of local and regional significance.” The last Orange County Trail to earn the honor was the Santa Ana River National Recreation Trail way back in 1976."
--John McKinney, Orange County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
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