June Hike - Quail Hill Trail Irvine


Saturday, June 4th at 8:30 AM

Come join fellow Cornell Alums and friends for an invigorating early morning hike in the foothills of Irvine between Shady Canyon and Quail Hill.  Take advantage of the cooler morning weather in early June, to check out some nice vistas over central Irvine and enjoy a nice morning hike.

When:  Saturday, June 4th, 8:30 AM

Where:  Quail Hill Community Center -- 39 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA

Distance:  4.3 Miles Out and Back

Duration:  2.5 Hours

Difficulty:  Moderate.  500’ elevation gain on the way out and then back down on the way back.

Description:  This trail features nice views and plenty of coastal scrub, plus occasional wildlife. The trail is primarily used for hiking, biking and running, is accessible year-round, and is suitable for children 6 and older.  For those who are more adventurous, the trail continues higher into the hills up to the Serrano Ridge Viewpoint and then down to the Nix Nature Center.



Directions:  The trailhead is in the Quail Hill Community Park, at the South end of the park, and to the left of the Quail Hill Community Center (as pictured below).  Take the Sand Canyon exit from the 405 freeway, towards Quail Hill, continue through the roundabout taking the first exit onto Shady Canyon drive.  The Quail Hill Community Center will be on your left.

What to Bring:  Wear shoes with good traction and bring lots of water.  Sunscreen and a visor or hat are strongly recommended as there is no shade on this trail.  No dogs and no bikes allowed.

Gather friends and family and RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    In the subject, include “CAAOC June Hike.”   In the body, include your name, Cornell class, and any guests who will join you.

The group will leave the trailhead no later than 8:30 AM.  Looking forward to seeing you there!


Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, and possible unpleasant interactions with mountain lions, coyotes, snakes, and/or ticks. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers, and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike. You acknowledge that we are not professionals.  You assume responsibility for yourself and your safety.