Placentia Loop

CYCLE ORANGE COUNTY, ROAD RIDE, PLACENTIA LOOP This bike ride starts at Tri-City Park, a beautiful green space that once was the main reservoir for what was to become the cities of Anaheim, Fullerton and Placentia. A bike/walking path circles the park and the bike ride finishes with a nice cool down lap along this path. Watch your speeds during the weekend as there are lots of pedestrians here The route begins by cutting through the park to the Rolling Hills Drive entrance. At the bottom of this downhill stretch, along North Associated Road, is Craig Regional Park. This park also has a lake and a number of bike paths, making it a great place for a family outing. The easiest way to enter the park is to turn left as you would for this ride and on your right you will pass a bike path leading into the park. At 6.5 miles the route travels along Chapman Avenue which is an on-street bike lane. However, the stretch beginning at 7.5 miles narrows and during rush hour this is a major artery for commuters heading towards the 57 Freeway. If traffic through this section is uncomfortably busy, consider a detour, turning right at Bradford Avenue which you will end up on at 9.32 miles anyway. Located at 7.92 miles is the Placita-Santa Fe district, Placentia’s old town. Although still a work in progress, the area is clean and attractive with a number of historical buildings including the Calvary Church, the Placentia Public Library and a water tower adorned with the Santa Fe Railroad emblem. It also features an on-street bike lane. Side Trip Along this ride are a number of wonderful parks, starting with Tri-City Park itself. Craig Regional Park, site of Kids’ Ride 5, is a tree shaded valley with a number of bike paths worthy of exploration. At 7.92 miles you will pass the Placita-Santa Fe District, Placentia’s old town where you will find a number of restaurants and historic buildings. FOOD AND DRINK What this area lacks in variety, it makes up for in a huge selection of Mexican restaurants. A local favorite is El Farolito serving authentic Mexican, generous portions and affordable prices. ACCESS By bus, OCTA routes 24, 30, 71, 129 and 153 all intersect with this route. By car, take the 57 Freeway to exit 9, Imperial Highway, eastbound. After one mile turn right on South Kraemer Boulevard, then turn right on Golden Avenue. Tri-City Park will be on your right after half a mile.
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Medium
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance: 19.0
Elevation Gain: 195
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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