Orange County Trails

OC Parks now has a Trails Subcommittee. It is an advisory board that reports to the Parks Commission and the Orange County Board of supervisors. So any equestrians have questions about trails in the parks or trails that are part of the Master Plan of Riding and Hiking Trails for the county can contact them at OC Parks. The County’s Master Plan of Riding and Hiking Trails has many sections not yet completed or in need of re–examination and we need to stay vigilant on this issue so we do not loose critical connections to our trails. The contact person is Rory Paster at . You may also attend any of the quarterly meetings. The agenda for the meetings appears on the OC Parks website. The next meeting will be Thurs. July 27 2017 at 7 PM in the Mess Hall meeting room at OC Parks Headquarters 13042 Old Myford Rd. Irvine Ca.

There are 5 members on this board representing the various user groups and two Parks Commissioners. Our equestrian member on the subcommittee is Diane Carter. This past meeting discussed the OC Loop Bikeway, The Trail Ambassador Program; that includes all user groups, trail operations and management within the Natural Communities Conservation Plan(NCCP) They also discussed a conceptual plan to complete a loop(East Orange Multi-use Trail Loop) connecting Peters Canyon, Irvine Park, Santiago Oaks Park and the El Modena Open Space. Some of the trail exists in places already so they would like to open dialogue with the HOA’s and homeowners and neighbors to see what they think about such a plan to complete a loop so if anyone who rides those parks or live in OPA would like to become involved, let us know. They will let me know of any upcoming meetings on this subject.

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