Fairview Park. Costa Mesa

Fairview Park. Costa Mesa

Fairview park is a great little park in Costa Mesa. It’s situated on a bluff overlooking the 'not so scenic' Santa Ana River. There is a wide flat gravel trail that loops around the perimeter of the park which is shared by hikers, families and cyclists. Fairview Park is also the “secret” mountain biking spot where locals come to hit the jumps and the makeshift dirt trails that snake through the middle of the park.  The mountain bikes trails and the dirt jumps are not maintained by the city, so you probably want to scout the trails before you do any hardcore riding. The jumps can get washed out after any heavy rain.

Fairview park isn’t very large, probably less than 2 miles in circumference, but you can turn your trip into a longer loop by combining Talbert Park, Canyon Park and Fairview Park.  If you’re looking for an even longer ride, you can access the Santa Ana River Trail from the park and ride 30 miles north to
Chino Hills State Park. I've personally never made it any further than Tustin.

I've read a few complaints on Yelp that homeless people sometimes sleep in the park and leave unsanitary garbage laying around, but I didn't see any of that today. I did notice that quite a few people weren't cleaning up after their dogs. 

Fairview Park has restrooms and water fountains, so there’s no need to bring a ton of water with you. You probably won't need a map because the park is small with obvious boundaries. 

Parking: There is plenty of street parking in the residential area on the corner of W Wilson St. and Pacific Ave in Costa Mesa with easy access to the trails at the end of Pacific Ave. 

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