Hoot N’ Howling Night Hike

This Saturday, November 8, 2014, Carbon Canyon Regional Park will host a “Hoot ‘N Howling Night Hike”. Park rangers will lead a starlit hike showcasing the natural wonders that can only be seen at night.  The night will feature activities including:

• A visit to the Nature Center
• A live animal presentation
• Hot cocoa and cookies
• A hike through the wilderness area
• Parking and the event are FREE!
Night Hike November 8th-page-001 (1)This is an outdoor event so dress appropriately and bring a flashlight. Event is scheduled from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Space is limited, please call to register  (714) 973-3160 or email carboncanyon@ocparks.com

Save the Dates: The next night hikes at Carbon Canyon Regional Park will be on Saturday, December 27, 2014 and on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Carbon Canyon Regional Park Movie Night

Come to Carbon Canyon Regional Park to enjoy a movie under the night sky on Friday, August 22, 2014.

The feature presentation is Disney/Pixar’s movie Toy Story 3.

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There will be free popcorn and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

  • Event is FREE!

  • Parking will be free after 6:30pm. Come early and get a front row seat! The movie will begin promptly at 8pm.

  •  You may bring your own food and drink but alcohol is not allowed.

  • This is an outdoor event, please dress accordingly.

  •  Please register by calling (714) 973-3160 or emailingcarboncanyon@ocparks.com

 

Redwood Grove Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Going to see the Redwoods is one of things on my bucket list but until then there’s an alternative right here in Orange County.

Carbon Canyon Regional Park has a ten-acre grove of Coastal Redwood trees. This grove of redwoods were planted in 1975 with many of the trees standing over 100 feet tall. Not bad being that this is far from their normal growing conditions in Northern California.

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In addition to their most popular hike (to see the Orange County Redwoods) Carbon Canyon Regional Park has an interpretive center, picnic areas, restrooms, fishing, playgrounds, walking and hiking trails.

Carbon Canyon Regional Park is adjacent to Chino Hills State Park, which has 14,000 acres of protected park land (which just happens to have some great mountain biking).

There is a smaller grove of Redwoods in Orange County which is located at UC Irvine. This grove is a result of a former professor’s experiment in tree cloning.

To tour the Redwoods at Carbon Canyon  you can join OC Parks trained staff for an easy 1.1 mile hike to the redwoods. Use your 5 senses to engage with nature as you stroll to the Redwoods. You will also have an opportunity to learn about native plants along the way.

The hike begins each Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. from the park’s Nature Center. It runs 8:30am – 10:00am. Don’t forget to visit the Nature Center. Remember to bring water, sunscreen, hat and hiking shoes. All ages (small children may have to be carried). Meet at Nature Center located at east end of park. Cost: Free. Reservations preferred: call (714) 973-3160 or email carboncanyon@ocparks.com. Parking: $5 per vehicle.

Redwood Grove Hike

Carbon Canyon Regional Park

4442 Carbon Canyon Rd.

Brea CA 92823

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