Tin Mine Canyon Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Corona, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
my husband and I visited today, and it was beautiful. Super nice for a walk, very peaceful and fresh. Loved seeing water there ❤
Parking: There's no parking in the neighborhood at the start of the trail unless you have a resident permit, but there is a good amount of designated trail parking along Foothill. I did this hike on a Sunday at about 10 am, so I ended up parking about a quarter mile from the beginning of the trail.
Getting to the trailhead: To get to Tin Mine Canyon Trail, you have to start up Skyline Drive Trail first and then you see a large sign for where the trail starts at the first hairpin turn of Skyline Drive. Skyline Drive is a very popular trial for hiking and mountain biking, so the first part of this hike was moderately crowded.
Tin Mine Trail: This is a nice, very easy, trail all together. Despite it being a Sunday, I lucked out with a rainy weather forecast and had very light foot traffic on the trail. Definitely wear long sleeves and pants, for the poison oak is EVERYWHERE and entirely unavoidable once you pass the second mine high up on the left. Even with sleeves, I'm pretty sure my hands and neck got swiped, and it's not all fully in bloom yet either. But the trail gets better past the mine, so it's worth the risk. Once you pass the second mine, you start following a little creek which is flowing nicely from all the recent rain. It's very cozy underneath and peaceful with all the birdsong. The only reason I don't give this five stars is the poison oak all along the trail. Otherwise, it's a pretty canyon, and interesting to see the fault exposure and tin mines.
PS: When you get to the end of the trail and just a little before, check the rocks and shallow pools for little red salamanders. I found two, and they're absolutely adorable.
Beautiful hike and not too difficult for a family with little ones and dogs.
So beautiful everything is green because of rain. Nice little stream you have to cross a few times. bring your kids and dogs great adventure!
Fun little hike, from the parking area and back is close to 5 miles lots of water right now, very nice fun for kids
I love love love this trail. It's so pretty out there. So much nature.
lots of tree shade,,and water flowing in stream after rain.
Fun hike with a few geocaches along the way.
found the trail after getting on Skyline Trail past the trailhead. lots of trees and nice east incline. Rocky path in some spots, but not hard. Probably had a waterfall at the end when not in drought conditions
don't come here. the Foothills Pkwy is under construction. no way to get to the trail. found this out after wandering around the neighborhood and beginning of the Skyline trail. heading there now
This hike is surprisingly nice. It's easily accessible and it helps you feel like you're not in the middle of southern California. If you're lucky enough to go after a rain there may be streams flowing. It can be a very rewarding hike.