Monday, February 20, 2017

The Santa Ana River Trail - Section 4

South from Lincoln Avenue in Anaheim


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There is a long straightaway as we head south. The Big A and The Honda Center can be seen in the distance.


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This is a view of the river just south of Lincoln.


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There is a bench and portable toilet about half a mile south of Lincoln.


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Looking back as we reach Ball Road/Taft Avenue.


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We reach a horse stable and rest stop by a railroad track, south of Ball Road. There is a trail-marker that indicates 14 miles to the beach from here.


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Looking south toward Katella Avenue after going past the railraod underpass.


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At Katella, there is a restroom and alot of shade. There are always plenty of people hanging around this spot.


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We have to cross west, over the river, at Katella and get close to the Honda Center. This is the view from across the river.


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Another railroad underpass as we continue southbound, getting closer to Anaheim Stadium. This is the Amtrak Surfliner passing by, for any train-spotters.


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The Big A of Anaheim, as the bike trail passes by it, just south of the 57 Freeway underpass.


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South of Orangewood Avenue is a fire training facility on Rampart Street.


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Next to the training facility, you'll find a rest area with a bench and some drinking fountains. People park their cars along the side of the street and hop onto the trail from here. The beach is about 12 miles from this spot.


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After passing under the 5 Freeway, there is a long wall alongside of the Theo Lacy jail.


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Looking back from under the 22 Freeway toward the 5 Freeway.


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For the next few miles, the bike trail skirts along the side of the River View Golf Course. Here is the view as we come out from under the 22 Freeway.


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Just south of Memory Lane is this plaque in honor of Forrest S. Paull. This section of the trail is named after him.


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Heading southbound with the golf course to our left.


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A view of Edna Park in Santa Ana. It is just north of the wooden bridge at 17th Street.


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On some days, the park is quite serene. There are restroom facilities, plenty of shade, grass, and parking spaces here. This spot is 10 miles away from the Pacific Coast Highway. It's a 20 mile round-trip to the beach and back from here.