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Very nice hike for the whole family. Saw the Redwood trees, a family of rabbits, woodpecker, blue jays, and a bunch of other nature.

1 month ago

Great trail. Need to park at arovista Park to start there is no parking at the other end of the trail. Nice walk through the golf course and a nice cafe and bar in the golf course.

This trail is closed. Don’t know why this is not showing on the AllTrails app.

1 month ago

Distance ended up being 8 miles. And it’s a dog friendly trails. Has place do dispose of the dogs waste. We parked behind Whole Foods.

Great place for a short hike., more like early
Morning or evening stroll

It is a trail with a nice park, but not too much vegetation and not very nice scenery. Dog friendly.

I would say it is a nice park if you live nearby.

We started at the end of Prospect & the loop which put us at 4.2 miles. Easy 90 minutes stroll. Lots of bunnies running across the paths & out on the grass playing and eating. Very pleasant.

What a beautiful, quaint trail to explore! I arrived at 10am on a Saturday morning thinking I was the late bird but the trails were very quiet and not a lot of traffic with hikers. Different paths to select from all guided by post markings. Super easy to follow. The park ranger working today was very nice! He stopped and informed me he saw a coyote crossing one of the paths and warned me to make sure to keep the dogs on the leash. He was very assuring they typically do not attack, but keep the little dogs close just to be safe. Lots of shaded areas throughout the trails and kept nice and clean. Plenty of trash cans and doggy bags to pick up after your pets along the way. Nice breeze all day! $5.00 entry fee on the weekends and $3.00 during the week.

Nice easy walk. Kid and dog friendly. No major inclines unless you want to go a little higher and get a view from the dam.

Front side of the trail has the best views, back side going down is more secluded then ends going through a neighborhood tract

Short and simple easy trail. Good for beginners. Perfect shade trail in hot summer days

Short simple hike. Dog friendly, lots of trashcans and doggie bags along the way, so no excuses to leave your pet's poop behind! $3 parking on weekdays, $5 on weekend. Drive all the way to the end and park in the last lot to start the trail.

This trail features the only redwoods in southern California - obviously not native to the area, but planted there and maintained with irrigation. Cool little spot to visit. I come when I want to take my dog on a longer walk than normal without driving too far from home.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Very nice trail! Not crowded. The far west end of the trail, the local homeowner provides fresh fruit snack and he sells fresh jam and fruit bags. Great for kids

Simple, nice and close to home

Fun short trail ideal for kids, supervised of course due to rattle snakes and holes on the trail. The trail starts on the east side (right side) of the museum building. The first mile is a dirt trail that passes various historical and operational oil derrick pumps, and the second mile is a paved access road and regular sidewalks. It’s nicer to turn around half way (at the Olinda Trail sign) than to take the loop.

There are 15 markers on the trail that reference information in the trail guide, sometimes available in the white boxes at the trail head (parking lot) or at marker 15 (where the Olinda Trail meets Santa Fe sidewalk at Carbon Canyon Road).

Museum parking is free, with posted trail hours daily 9 AM to 4 PM.

4 months ago

Great trail with lovely views. Enjoyed the scenic markers and history lesson along the way

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

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).

5 months ago

nice little walk with my dog, museum is open only on Wednesday and Sunday,nice little picnic area and great views

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.

6 months ago

Love the redwoods!!!

Our first hike here. Beautiful views from the top Good uphill climb right away from the museum side, but if you start the route going the other direction, it’s downhill until the trial flattens out for a bit before you start climbing again.

Make sure to check out the Museum if it’s open. Lots of history in the area.

Love it

Enjoyed the walk.

Trail is closed till repaired.

The north trail is closed due to part of the trail being washed out.

7 months ago

Great hike and several paths

8 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!

great small windy paths. completely up hill for first half and downhill second half. then uphill from marker 15, back to the car. nice shady tree when you make it to the top. my 7 year old son loved it!

Awesome trail! Connected to a park.

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