Tin Mine Canyon Trail

EASY 82 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
695 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

Enjoyable hike/walk into the canyon with shady trees, stream, and the old mines. We scored about 4 empty water bottles of trash but mostly clean and light crowd. Parking is up on the street and starting point is very well marked off Foothill Canyon to start on Skyline Drive route and walk to Tin Canyon Trailhead.

walking
3 days ago

Clean and clear trails

hiking
20 days ago

This is a four-five star trail in the Spring when the creek is flowing and the flowers are blooming. Still a really enjoyable easy trail for early winter, but not nearly as ferngully-like. Love how close it is, yet secluded you feel once you pass the official trailhead. You can’t hear the cars on the road or see the city. It’s an easy and quick retreat. I did a more detailed review in March of 2017 if you want to check it out.

24 days ago

Parking on main road, clearly marked for Skyline Dr., but can be a bit of a distance. 1st bit is paved walking path, then wide hard pack dirt before you get to the good stuff at the Tin Mine Canyon cutoff, which is very clearly marked with large signs. From here the trail end is 1.25 miles, but you can go further. At least 3 mine shafts. LOTS of fresh poison oak near and on the trail (dry December) and some creek crossings (mostly dry or a dribble).

30 days ago

Very cool nature trail that ventures into the Corona hills. You can see an entrance to an old tin mine, lots of beautiful oak trees, and an active stream if you hike far enough in. We will definitely hike this one again!

1 month ago

Easy and shady, but nothing great. Not a do over

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike . Couple benches on the way for rest or snack breaks. An old closed down mine entrance. Easy for kids or dogs. If hiking this trail in the evening take a flashlight, it’s gets really dark with the canyon walls and trees blocking light in.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent trail! Narrow, packed-dirt most of the way, feels very secluded because of the canyon walls. Rapidly changing scenery and plant life. Parking is well-marked (on the shoulder of Foothill Pkwy), although I still took 10 minutes to find it! There's a 'Trail End' marker, but you can go well past it, but the terrain gets trickier. I wonder how far it keeps going...

hiking
6 months ago

Great, easy trail if you're looking for some shade and cool in the summer time. Two hours worth of work out enjoying the great outdoors.

6 months ago

Be aware of poison oak throughout the trail. Wear long pants and long sleeves.

6 months ago

Nice little trail !! Very shady and short hike

hiking
7 months ago

nice cover at times but also rocky terrain along the creek/river bed.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful place! I'd definitely go back. Lots of shade. Highly recommended. Oh, but be careful with poison oak...it's everywhere!!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice easy hike through the canyon. Seeing the old mine and all the wild flowers was pretty cool.

hiking
8 months ago

Went hiking with coworkers. Had a lot of fun. Saw a snake just before we went home. Nice trail indeed!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice and shaded trail. Goes pretty far! We took the kids so only went in about 2-3 miles.

hiking
9 months ago

Was able to go past the End of Trail Marker. You'll need to do a little bit of climbing though. The trail past the End trail marker is not the best kept but you can still pretty much see it. I went only about 30 yards past the marker I'll need to come back another time to find out whats back there.

hiking
9 months ago

I stumbled upon this by chance many many years ago with my brother back when we were in high school. That was way before those houses existed and way before they shut vehicle access off to Skyline Dr. Anyways, I went up there today and at first I felt so confused because 1-The new houses and the shut off access road made the whole area unrecognizable to me 2-I'm old and forgetful now Lol. ANYWAYS, follow skyline drive up til you reach the bend in the road and you'll see two signs for Trabuco Canyon and Tin Mine Canyon. Keep going straight and don't give up! I was getting so frustrated because I thought they were closer to Skyline Drive, but being one determined son of a b helps! The sign at the entrance says it's only 1 1/4th of a mile but it felt longer. Oh & Say hi to the people who pass you by!

Once you hit the placard describing the exposed fault line, you're pretty close to the first mine. Most of the creek is dried out already but there is still some water flow further back past the first mine. Walk up a bit further and you'll see rock that looks similar to the fault, look up and there's another mine sitting up top. If you're wanting to get your rock climbing on, make your way up but be warned that stuff is so fickle you can gently tug on some pieces and they fall right off! Also kinda sucked seeing that someone graffitied on the bars to the second mine with...let's just say an inappropriate picture

PS- 1-Dog owners PLEASE pick up after your dog. There was so much poop on the paved path today! 2-Please don't trash the trails off the side of Skyline drive with fast food trash. 3- Poison oak was all over, be cautious 4- Watch for snakes! I saw a harmless garter snake slither under a bush, but a friendly man on the trail mentioned he had seen a fat rattlesnake the other day.

hiking
9 months ago

Overall a very nice trail. Watch out for poison oak though. There is a ton of it.

hiking
9 months ago

A pleasant trail. You have to walk about a mile on paved road and then another distance on a dirt and gravel trail to get to the trail head off the entrance to Skyline Drive. Parking can be challenging - it might be better to get there in the morning. But you couldn't ask for better weather (late March) and with all the recent rain, it was beautifully verdant.

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