Hiltscher Park is a 15-acre park with a running brook. It has hiking paths, bicycle trails, and equestrian riding. The park features a tranquil ambience and a relatively easy walk. It features a bike trail to keep joggers and walkers at bay.
This trail is popular among local bikers. It is dedicated completely to trail trekkers, with mature trees and defined trails. To begin, take the Juanita Cooke Trail south from Valencia Mesa Dr. Take the Hiltscher Park Trail on the right. Continue on W. Valley View Drive after crossing Euclid St.
How Water Shapes the Form of a Park
Hiltscher Park is unusual in that it is so large for being unused land. For the most part, it is 200 feet wide. The brook in the center has no source. That is, the only water there is runoff from the homes along the sides, and it only rains. (There is only a few hours of water there per year.) The broadest area is near to Euclid, which turns into a 2 acre lake during a storm. Because of the flatness of this wash, the water’s real route wanders from one season to the next.
How Was Hiltscher Park Trail Named?
Fullerton Parks are called after the street they are located on or after the equestrian pioneers who helped build horse pathways. The three astronaut parks and this one named after August Hiltscher, a Fullerton council member from 1913 to 1918, are the only exceptions. His son was the one who lobbied for the park to be named after his father. Nobody missed the fact that it was also his name at the time. Herman was heavily involved in city politics at the time. He lived until the 1970s and had previously held roles as a planning commissioner, a city engineer, and in various administrative capacities. All of his community service appears like a haze behind something from his past that stands out because it is so politically incorrect today.
Hikers and Cyclists
The Fullerton Loop now includes around half of the 28 miles of trails we got from the Fullerton Recreational Riders. The Hiltscher is the loop’s downhill leg. That means things can get quite quick around here at times. They normally take the south side trail because it follows the creek’s meandering. They even cross over and bike through the dry creek bed in places. The bikers appreciate it if you can step off the hard packed section of the trail so they may pass by at full speed. You can see them approaching if you face the bike traffic. There is a route to the Fullerton Loop. On the Hiltscher, it’s clockwise, which means west. If you want to walk the meandering south side, head east. Don’t worry, if you go the wrong way, there are no blind curves on this route, so they will go off the difficult portion if necessary. You can, of course, stroll wherever along this park/trail when the weeds have been cleared back.
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