Explore the most popular trail running trails near Brea with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
11 hours 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

13 hours ago

The trail as shown on the map is closed (as of 5/20/18). You end up doing an out and back up the Telegraph trail. At about 4 miles in there’s a marker on the left for Gilman Peak. Get ready for a climb! Most of the elevation gain is in that last 0.5 miles. Once you get to the top, the views are nice! Definitely do this in the early morning before it gets hot because there is no shade.

Simple, nice and close to home

1 month ago

$5 to park which was good only because we got a map. The northern part of this trail is closed so we had to take a more southern route which was still like 9 miles but not as much elevation.

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).

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.

3 months ago

Love the redwoods!!!

Love it

Enjoyed the walk.

Trail is closed till repaired.

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

5 months ago

Great hike and several paths

5 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!

Awesome trail! Connected to a park.

Love the hike! Seeing the redwood grove is amazing!

I went for a light hike yesterday. It was too hot. I saw a rattle snake right in rhe middle of the trail.
It took me 15 minutes to scare it away by throwing rocks at her..
Nature is amazing!!

Great little hike!

Great walk for kids and families. Only downside (for me) was the amount of cyclists at times had near accidents of almost being run down by cyclist riding a bit fast in my opinion around corners and through more narrow areas of the trail. That part made the site seeing part of it a bit less enjoyable because you're always checking behind your back for oncoming cyclists. Lots of wildflowers and bird watching opportunities. The redwood grove was a great escape to the heat. Being in the grove you literally feel like it's 10 degrees cooler. There's benches to sit and rest a moment in the grove.

I love this trail! I do it every Sunday with my dog Cleo. She and I start on the backside by the Redwoods off of Wabash and do the whole trek. We cross over to the dam through the dirt ravine, walk across the dam, then trek through Coyote Creek to the park (yes, they do have wild coyotes there). After walking through the park, we end up by the northeast trail entrance and loop back to the Redwoods, then back to Wabash. It's about 10,000 steps depending on how much Cleo sniffs around. Lots of waterfowl by the lake

Real hot, if weather up to 85F do not go!

Easy walk to a small redwood grove. Good trail to walk your dog.

Completed this hike with my uncle and it was awesome !Easy and beautiful surroundings .Just make sure you go with someone who has hiked there before as there is not a trailhead that is very heavily designed .

it's a very very easy trail, but the redwoods are definitely worth!

Easy, but good exercise and beautiful.

I'm giving this path a 3 only because of the time of the year that I walked it; I was hoping for a more moderate hike, but it's really just a long walking path. Now that the temperature has gone up, the plants are starting to dry out and turn brown. The pictures from a couple of months ago show how beautiful the path is. I will be trying it out again next spring. This would be a great place for a very early morning run.

11 months ago

If you're looking for a hiking trail this is not the park to come to, but if you are after a well taken care of and very clean park then this is the place to come. The short, easy stroll to the redwoods is worth the walk; the redwoods are beautiful and the smell is intoxicating. This is a good park to bring small children to.

love this walk into the Redwood grove. is mostly flat, well maintained road.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Easy trail to a small redwood grove. Cool park with lot of other things to do as well. Parking is $5 on weekends.

on Gilman Peak Trail

Monday, April 24, 2017

nice hike.... however, the slim Gilman trail gets very dense as you get near the top. it really needs some work. nice views. very green.......

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