Carbon Canyon Nature Trail

EASY 211 reviews

Carbon Canyon Nature Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brea, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until December.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

no dogs

Carbon Canyon Nature Trail is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Brea, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

hiking
3 hours ago

walking
3 days ago

Great walk for kids and families. Only downside (for me) was the amount of cyclists at times had near accidents of almost being run down by cyclist riding a bit fast in my opinion around corners and through more narrow areas of the trail. That part made the site seeing part of it a bit less enjoyable because you're always checking behind your back for oncoming cyclists. Lots of wildflowers and bird watching opportunities. The redwood grove was a great escape to the heat. Being in the grove you literally feel like it's 10 degrees cooler. There's benches to sit and rest a moment in the grove.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

walking
18 days ago

I love this trail! I do it every Sunday with my dog Cleo. She and I start on the backside by the Redwoods off of Wabash and do the whole trek. We cross over to the dam through the dirt ravine, walk across the dam, then trek through Coyote Creek to the park (yes, they do have wild coyotes there). After walking through the park, we end up by the northeast trail entrance and loop back to the Redwoods, then back to Wabash. It's about 10,000 steps depending on how much Cleo sniffs around. Lots of waterfowl by the lake

hiking
19 days ago

20 days ago

27 days ago

Real hot, if weather up to 85F do not go!

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Easy walk to a small redwood grove. Good trail to walk your dog.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Completed this hike with my uncle and it was awesome !Easy and beautiful surroundings .Just make sure you go with someone who has hiked there before as there is not a trailhead that is very heavily designed .

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

it's a very very easy trail, but the redwoods are definitely worth!

walking
1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Easy, but good exercise and beautiful.