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.
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.
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 anonymous we respect your privacy. Incidents will be investigated and reported on this website and to the appropriate city and governmental agencies.
We will report incidents here on the Santa Ana River Trail website to keep the public and local police informed.
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.
Over the last several months, Santa Ana River Trail bicycle safety has become better with the posting of new Trail Regulation signs and cleanup of homeless problem. However with a mixture of recreational users, runners, walkers, bicyclists, bike groups, and workplace commuters there are ongoing public safety and security concerns.
Enforcement of Santa Ana River Trail Codes and Bicycle Regulations is fragmented over many Local, State and Federal jurisdictions. Like most trail systems nationwide, the Santa Ana River Trail system and OC Parks does not have the daily manpower to watch over all aspects of trail use, code enforcement, public safety and public trail education.
In an effort to preserve everyone’s individual rights, public safety, and trail security, the Friends of the Santa River Trail has established a system to report incidents of public safety, personal injury, vandalism, security concerns, injury and disputes along the Santa Ana River Trail system. We are concerned about the increasing number of bike groups and bike ride events riding the SART. Many bicyclists and bicycle groups are using the SART as a speed track. Please report all bike groups who are violating the SART Trail Regulations.
Disclaimer: Friends 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.