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Old 10-26-10, 12:32 PM
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SART: Good starting point around Angels stadium?

Hi guys,

Looking to hop on SART for the first time. Want to start somewhere around the Angels stadium and head towards the water. What is a good spot to park the car and get on the trail? Doesn't have to be right by the stadium as long as it's a safe and convenient spot to park the car for an afternoon.

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River Spot

Right across the street from Anaheim Stadium . On the south side of the Stadium is Orangewood Ave. Right next to the river, Orangewood intersects an old river frontage road with a fire training center on one side and a five or six story office bldg. on the other side. Park about 150 yards south of the intersection and there free parking, an entrance to the Trail and a water fountain. 12.5 miles to the beach.

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^ Rampart Street and it can be accessed from Orangewood or Chapman. Also, that access point is about 12.5 miles from the beach on the bike path.

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Parking near the stadium here. Very popular with the cyclists. Businesss open on Saturdays and vehicles visible form office buildings. IMO, mihgt have somthing to do with safe parking. Plus, I've seen a security gaurd patrolling the office buildings and lots. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing!

To Rampart


Several cyclists use the areas lined in red to park


There is an opening in the fence/gate. Direct access to the trail. Very popular with cyclists.
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Sounds you've been there a time or two
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Ditto on Rampart. I ride from my home in Yorba Linda to the Lakeview entrance, but I always see cyclists parking/using SART from the Rampart entrance. It seems like a popular spot.

So it's only another 12.5 miles to the beach from that point? I've been wanting to ride from YL to the beach, and I've gone further than the Rampart entrance by a little bit... but I'm new to cycling, a big guy, and not sure I could make it home after a ride to the beach. 21-22 miles is my max round trip thus far and a beach run/round trip would just about double that.
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Ride out earlier in the day and ride back in the afternoon for the tailwind assist. YL to the beach and back is flat on that path and 44 is just a number.
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Originally Posted by SVTNate
So it's only another 12.5 miles to the beach from that point?
The distance to the beach is written on the trail surface every half mile (mostly), along with a painted line. If you look for the markers, you'll spot them. Some of them have been partially or completely paved over, but there are still quite a few that are visible.


PS, my wife has ridden a bike about 10 times in the last 20 years and she's did a 35 mile round trip on the SART to the beach and back (I think it was her 7th or 8th ride) with me. Generally coming back is much easier than going down there because of the ocean breeze, so even if you're tired making it back home is usually easy. Santa Ana winds may nullify all of that of course.

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Below the 22 and a few blocks over is the Orange City Square Mall on Garden Grove Blvd. Further upstream, opposite the Honda Center on W. Katella, is the Stadium Promenade Mall with lots of parking. There is a rest area on the trail by the bridge with flushies, water, tables - but it is very popular with the transients.

If you want to get closer to the water - the Costco parking lot on MacArthur.
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Originally Posted by toolbear
Further upstream, opposite the Honda Center on W. Katella, is the Stadium Promenade Mall with lots of parking.
The parking nazis at Stadium Promenade can be dix, especially if there is an event going on at the Honda Center.
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Originally Posted by CritEastwood
The parking nazis at Stadium Promenade can be dix, especially if there is an event going on at the Honda Center.
I can't recall ever having a problem with the folks over at Stadium Promenade. But I always park over by the row of trees between the Starbucks and the Hotel. Nothing but good relations with them and their security folks have always been especially nice to me. They know lots of riders use the lot. The bike racks sort of give away the fact that you're not using their lot to avoid parking fees at the Pond or the Stadium.
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Originally Posted by jmX
The distance to the beach is written on the trail surface every half mile (mostly), along with a painted line. If you look for the markers, you'll spot them. Some of them have been partially or completely paved over, but there are still quite a few that are visible.


PS, my wife has ridden a bike about 10 times in the last 20 years and she's did a 35 mile round trip on the SART to the beach and back (I think it was her 7th or 8th ride) with me. Generally coming back is much easier than going down there because of the ocean breeze, so even if you're tired making it back home is usually easy. Santa Ana winds may nullify all of that of course.
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