Carriage Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Redlands, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
One of the trails in Redlands. Open all year to all skill level. This is a trail in an undeveloped area in the mountains.
Still lots of wild flowers, lizards, and a snake!
Very clean, lots of wildflowers! There were signs of a couple homeless encampments mid trail down by the creek so be cautious if you're walking it alone. The signage is misleading though, on the Alessandro end the signage refers to it as the "San Timoteo Nature Preserve Trail" FYI.
The trails were easy to maneuver and only narrow at some parts. Definitely take extra caution as snake season approaches. There is also a creek that may be worth walking along but be careful as there are no defined trails on either side of it.
The trail we took extends from San Timoteo Canyon Rd to Alessandro Rd. It is either 2.9 or 2.5 miles each way, depending on which path you take. You can park at either end. The trail is marked and maintained fairly well. Views are nothing to write home about. Hardly any elevation gain, makes for an easy walk.