26 July . 2019
New Trails in Lucero
When planning amenities for our new village, Newland wanted to ensure that we stayed true to the spirit of Estrella. Lucero expands on the community’s active, outdoor lifestyle with more than 10 new miles of paths and trails. Spearheaded by West Valley Trails Alliance and our very own Estrella Trails Committee, each new trail is named after a specific part of our natural landscape or an element of Casa Lucero. Before you grab your bike or hike gear to check them out for yourself, here’s a little more information about what you’ll find.
Sidewinder: Sidewinder trail can be found directly across from Casa Lucero at the new trailhead. Sidewinder curves up the bluff and around the northern slope of the Lucero hills.
Length: 0.68 miles
Nitro Knoll: A hike-only trail, Nitro Knoll is located across the hill, directly above Sidewinder. Nitro Knoll pays homage to the Nitro Cold Brew, one of the many delicious beverages offered by Café Bebida.
Length: 0.3 miles
Copper State Cross-Cut (X-Cut): Named after our new bike shop, Copper State Bike & Hike, the X-Cut trail meets Sidewinder at the mountain saddle. The path flows smoothly across, down, and around the southern and eastern slopes of the Lucero hills, continuing to Hillside Drive, and connecting back to Sidewinder.
Length: 0.85 miles
Hillside: Hillside is a 6-foot wide, disintegrated granite path. Because of its width, Hillside is especially great for biking and is even ADA accessible. You can find this trail running along the west side of Hillside Drive throughout Lucero.
Length: 1.35 miles
Creekside: Creekside is currently being built by the Estrella Trails Committee. The route will start at Lucero’s future Ladera Park and follow the natural creek-bed that runs through the village.
Length: 0.64 miles
Ridgeline: Starting near the bottom of X-Cut, Ridgeline follows an old game trail to the peak of “Mt. Lucero.” Because segments of the route are fairly steep, Ridgeline is a designated hike-only trail.
Length: 0.25 miles
Before you head out for the day, check out our trail guide. It will be your map to more than 50 miles of paths and trails in the community. While you explore, be sure to check out Casa Lucero’s other new amenities. Grab a cold drink at Café Bebida (opening July 27) after a warm day outside, or head to Copper State Bike & Hike if you’re in need of new hiking and biking gear – they even offer bike rentals! For more information about Lucero, visit Estrella.com/Lucero.
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