Upstream of the Carbon Canyon Dam lies 124-acre Carbon Canyon Regional Park. Sixty acres are developed, offering large, grassy areas for picnicking, sports facilities that include backstops and lighted tennis courts, and a 4-acre lake with two piers for fishing. The undeveloped area features a trail that leads to Orange County's only grove of redwoods; 10 acres of majestic Coastal Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens). Park Hours: Fall - Winter Hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST Park Hours: Spring - Summer Hours, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. PDT
First time visiting the park. I came in the morning to run the trail with my son and it was as a nice 5k loop with changing scenery, the coastal Redwoods were a highlight!.
$3 to park and plenty of parking. The park has access to water and clean restrooms and if you take people that didn't want to go on the trail, there's plenty of peaceful spots and playgrounds in the park.