Santa Ana River Trail Incidents 

Welcome to the Santa Ana River Trail Incidents Page.

We need your involvement. If you see incidents along the Santa Ana River Trail which are public safety and security concerns, please let us know.

SART Community Hotline

Examples of Public Safety Incidents To Report:

Littering; graffiti; vandalism, trail obstructions i.e. rocks, glass, potholes; speeding bicyclists; motorized vehicles; dogs without leashes; homelessness; right-of-way; alcohol and drug use; personal injury, minors, gangs, speeding bicyclists, etc.

Email trail concerns and complaints to:
When reporting a Santa Ana River Trail safety concern or complaints, please include the following information:
1) A detailed description and (photo if possible)
2) Location (mile marker or streets)
3) Date and Time
4) It would be helpful to include your name and telephone numbers if we need to follow-up with you. If you wish to remain anyomous we respect your privacy. Incidents will be investigated and reported on this website and to the appropriate city and govenmental agencies.

We will report incidents here on the Santa Ana River Trail website to keep the public and local police informed.

 Location:  Spurgeon Park Illegal Dumping

Unknown person dumped trash onto Santa Ana River Trail at Spurgeon Park. The 5th street gate was left open. Vehicles had access to trail.

Illegal Dumping Spurgeon Park Santa Ana Ca

The Santa Ana River Trail spans over 120 miles through Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The trail is one of the largest non-motorized social boulevards in the United States. It is utilized by school kids, workers, walkers, runners, bicyclists, horse riders, bird watchers and its parks and open spaces are social gathering places for kids, families and communities. Everyday there are safety and crime incidents occuring along the Santa Ana River Trail.  

Our mission is to create public awareness and as a community come together to eliminate trail safety concerns. The Santa Ana River Trail is one of the best open recreation environments we have in Southern California. The local law enforcement agencies and public works departments do a wonderful job in keeping the Santa Ana River Trail safe and clean.  However, we as a community need to do our part to ensure that the Santa Ana River Trail is a safe and fun place for everyone.

Disclaimer: Freinds of the Santa Ana River Trail is not a law enforcement agency nor part of a governmental department. However through our volunteer work we support the efforts of local police, fire and public works departments and the various governmental departments which oversee and safeguard the Santa Ana River Trail system.