Southern California August 02, 2017
The Hidden Nature Trail In Southern California That Will Bring Out The Adventurer In You
Exploring Southern California’s natural beauty is one adventure that’s hard to resist. There are a variety of hiking destinations in SoCal that we all know and love, but sometimes the trails that are the most fun to explore are those newly discovered hidden gems that we’ve never experienced before.
Tucked inside Carbon Canyon Regional Park, you'll find a delightful trail that will bring out the explorer in you -- the Carbon Canyon Nature Trail.
You can find the trailhead at 4442 Carbon Canyon Road inside this peaceful setting in Brea, CA.
One of the most unexpected surprises you'll find along this trail inside the park is a grove of coastal redwoods.
Yes, you read that correctly. Redwoods. The Carbon Canyon Nature Trail will take you on a picturesque walk to Southern California's largest redwood grove.
No need to head to Northern California to see these beauties as you'll find 10 acres of these towering trees right here in SoCal.
There's plenty of signage along the way to keep you on track so you won't lose your way as you trek through this sprawling park.
The hike to see the redwoods is approximately 2.5 miles from the trailhead.
And let me tell you, on a scorching hot Southern California day there's nothing more refreshing than taking a stroll down a shady trail.
As much as we love the shade on this trail, we can't help but delight in the beauty of the sun straming through the trees in the afternoon.
If you'd like to hike more than 2.5 miles, there are plenty of other trails throughout the park to add to your route that will take you through scenic settings that are right out of a storybook.
And just when you're ready to rest your feet after a long day on the trail, you can grab a seat at this lakefront bench that will give you a front row seat to all the beauty this park has to offer.
Carbon Canyon Nature Trail is just one of many hiking trails in Carbon Canyon Regional Park waiting to be discovered. For more must-see SoCal trails, take a look at these
10 Hiking Spots That Are Completely Out of This World.