COSTA MESA, California – A favorite place for my dog, Chloe, and I to walk is in Costa Mesa, California. Canyon Park is nestled between a residential area and Talbert Nature Preserve. The park has a playground, green lawns and a few scattered picnic tables throughout, but it is the concrete and dirt paths through the trees and across a bridge which we enjoy the most as we explore the trails.
Many ground squirrels scurry near parts of the dirt trails. Near the bridge is a hidden creek. Crossing the bridge and continuing on the path leads to the Talbert Nature Preserve.
We walk the loop from one end of the park to the other, which comes close to 1.5 miles. More steps can be taken through the various trails especially where the park merges
Where Canyon Park merges with Talbert Nature Preserve.into Talbert Nature Preserve.