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running
9 days ago

solid flat

hiking
15 days ago

Not very ‘easy.’ I’d say moderate. Easier if you start from the bottom and work your way back to end at the museum.

This isn’t so much a trail but more of a nature hike… It is absolutely gorgeous and extremely well-maintained. three dollars to park during the week and it goes for a good cause. Make sure you go back to see the Redwoods!!! They were planted in 1975 and I’m so looking forward to seeing them many years from now!

mountain biking
bugs
20 days ago

on The Tracks at Brea

hiking
25 days ago

The native plants along this trail make it prettier in the summer and fall then some of the more natural trails. Almost entirely flat.

Nice sandy dirt trail to the redwoods which finishes with a stroll through the park. Would have liked to have a picnic table set in the redwoods. No elevation really.

hiking
1 month ago

I saw 2 rattlesnakes and a coyote. Great for bike riding or a big hiking group. For a small group definitely don’t recommend. I sure did not feel safe.

on The Tracks at Brea

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is not as long as shown. From end to end is only 3 miles/6 RT..,

running
bugs
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is narrow and not maintained, but it’s rugged and fun.

From Rim Crest trail head, take South Ridge west to the Diemer downhill. At Telegraph Rd go west to the “closed” North Ridge trail head. Why it is closed is really anyone’s guess. The erosion is no worse than the rest of the trails in the area. It is slightly overgrown but not nearly as bad as Bovinian, San Juan Hill, or Raptor Ridge. I took North Ridge Trail east, past the Gilman turn-off, to Sycamore Trail and headed down to Telegraph Rd. I went west on Telegraph Rd and up Little Canyon back to South Ridge. I took South Ridge west back to Rim Crest for 10.6 miles and 1736 ft of elevation gain. I saw one rattlesnake, one gopher snake and no less than 15 tarantulas. Not a bad hike...

The redwoods are beautiful♥️

The trail part itself is great. Love the redwood grove! But the parts through the park I could have done without. Next time I will make my back on the trail even if it means I double back a bit.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

very overgrown trail and plenty of spiderwebs so not sure if many people come here anymore

mountain biking
3 months ago

This is accessible from Telegraph Canyon vía the Sycamore trail. It is very overgrown and a steep climb to the north ridge. The north ridge itself is overgrown and very seldom traveled. I saw no other footprints or tire marks. I would not recommend this section of the ridge. This is the section between the peek and Five Points.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Sunscreen and water are your friends. Milk was a bad choice!

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

Trail still overrun with brush, rattlesnake warning. Really wanted to hike this trail but unable to on 7/18/19. Will come back when brush is cleared.

easy walk. nice shade to enjoy at the lake after the stroll.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

The trail was good except for hundreds of red ants. Probably won’t go back to this particular trail because of that. The park has a beautiful lake which is at the end of the trail.

We turned this 2 mile out and back hike into a 5 mile loop by exploring some of the back trails on the AllTrails map available for download. The back trails lead you through a water dam system and open space that surrounds Carbon Canyon Dam. The dam is an active flood control area that borders the park so be aware of that during the rainy season. The trail also leads you through the Red Wood forest which was kinda cool. The trees were planted in the 1970's so they are not as grand and big as the ones growing in Northern Cali. I would like to return in the spring. It looks like the park has planted a lot of very nice vegetation/flowers that were past their peak during the first week of July. Bring bug repellent. Trails were sandy, loose dirt in the back area ... lots and lots of duck poop on some of the paved trails in the picnic area. $5 to park on the weekends.

Solid track. Solid keep up

Flat and un-interesting. Redwood grove has one bench surrounded by mud and bugs. Nowhere to sit and eat. Horse trail return from grove is hard-packed and fully exposed to sun. Redwood trees are no bigger than the pines already growing in the park. Bark is discolored white, and some of it stripped off. Other than shade, nothing exciting. At least I can say I saw it.

Solid track. Solid keep up

Trail is windy and a little steep but our dog and our kids could handle it.

running
5 months ago

Run with Lily.

hiking
over grown
5 months ago

VERY overgrown! Dangerous when there’s traffic. Hurts like hell when going down hill & get whipped by all the brush/branches.

running
5 months ago

Run with Lily

running
5 months ago

Training run with Dad, Lil, Iz

I would recommend this trail to anyone with pets and small kids. Wide hard pack path with very little shade. It’s a short loop out from the park so very doable. Great jogging loop. Did see some wildlife in the form of a rattlesnake so be careful.

Great hike this eve, saw a lot of rabbits and squirrels. Cactus about to come to blooming.

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