The Santa Ana River Trail and Parkway was developed through the cooperative efforts of park districts, counties, cities, nonprofits and average citizens interested in recreational opportunities for this rapidly growing region. The Trail passes through 14 incorporated cities in three counties.
The Santa Ana River Trail and Parkway is overseen by Policy Advisory Group of elected officials and representatives of nonprofit organizations. Operations and maintenance of the Trail is undertaken by a combination of city and county park departments.
Class I Bikeways are paved, off-road, routes that serve commuter and recreational bicyclists. Pedestrians are typically allowed on Class I Bikeways. Bikeways provide users the opportunity to ride on separate paved surfaces and away from motor vehicle traffic. Bikeways are often designed to connect residential neighborhoods, schools, commercial and business areas with natural, open space and park areas.
Riding and Hiking Trails are natural-surface routes usually made of dirt or finely crushed rock. Trails accommodate slower recreational users like walkers, runners, joggers, mountain bicycle and equestrian riders. Like Class I Bikeways, Riding and Hiking Trails can often connect communities to local, regional and federal parks and other open space areas.