Carbon Canyon Nature Trail

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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
104 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
2 months ago

I am only able to speak about the Redwood hike and not any of the other features of this park

Parking $5 I believe
Trail- dirt path that is pretty flat and it was an easy 2.5 mile hike or so
Destination- grove of Redwoods...cool to see in So Cal but they are smaller and on the dry side...worth coming to see but not eager to return
*suitable for young children and a quick, easy adventure for the family

hiking
2 months ago

A great simple walking trail that offers something for everyone: it has a dam, a redwood grove, flat trails for bikers/runners/chill hikers, exercise benches around the park, a peaceful lake with waterfowl, a hill with nice views (right across the marked entrance there's a path that lead uphill, it is steep but short - on a good day you can see the San Gabriel peaks to the north and the Pacific to the west.)
The park has a paid parking but you can park across the street on Brea Hills Ave and walk to the gate, it will take you about 5 additional minutes. Or you could use the other entrance point that will lead you straight to the redwood grove - park somewhere around Prospect Ave and walk up the dirt bike road (0.2 mi + 0.2 mi to the grove).

walking
2 months ago

not so much of a hike as it is a nature walk. the trail itself is short and flat but there is a nice little redwood grove at the end. a nice place for nature portraits!! the park is huge and very family-oriented with playgrounds and picnic areas. don't forget about the $5 entry/parking fee.

hiking
2 months ago

Love the redwoods!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Love it

3 months ago

Enjoyed the walk.

backpacking
4 months ago

Great hike and several paths

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect Family Hike!
Took my nieces and nephew on this and they loved every moment of it. The redwoods is a site to see and a peaceful place to just chill and relax. I've done this hike twice with my dog and Nieces and Nephew. Highly recommend. This can easily be done with one bottle of water. I'd also suggest having a picnic over at the redwoods it seriously a relaxing area to be in. Always be respectful and pick up after yourself.
Safe Hiking Everyone!

6 months ago

Awesome trail! Connected to a park.

hiking
6 months ago

Love the hike! Seeing the redwood grove is amazing!

hiking
8 months ago

Great little hike!

walking
8 months 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.

walking
8 months 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

9 months ago

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

walking
9 months ago

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

9 months 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 .

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Easy, but good exercise and beautiful.

walking
11 months ago

If you're looking for a hiking trail this is not the park to come to, but if you are after a well taken care of and very clean park then this is the place to come. The short, easy stroll to the redwoods is worth the walk; the redwoods are beautiful and the smell is intoxicating. This is a good park to bring small children to.

11 months ago

love this walk into the Redwood grove. is mostly flat, well maintained road.

walking
11 months ago

Easy trail to a small redwood grove. Cool park with lot of other things to do as well. Parking is $5 on weekends.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fun hike to a small redwood grove. Very easy. Watch out for poison oak. No dogs allowed.

walking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Very easy and flat. Gorgeous scenery!

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

super easy trail inside the park but pay $5 for parking. lake view flocks of wild ducks makes it lots of fun. must meet the redwoods deep into the grove .thay have a funny story lol

walking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Took the family. nice start for the kids. first introduction to hiking.

hiking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Was a nice easy hike that I was able to do with my 6 year old.

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

Call before you go! We went there 1/29/17 and many trails (all to Redwoods) are closed due to trail damage and high water from storms.

walking
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

It was a great walking trail about 2.5 miles long through the redwoods. There wasn't much wildlife and it's more of a nature walk than a hike.

trail running
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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.

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