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Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Carbon Canyon Regional Park is a 124 acre park located between the cities of Yorba Linda and Brea. It has sixty acres dedicated to picnicking, sports activities, and two piers on the large 4-acre lake. Here you can fish, go for a hike or play a fun game of tennis while you visit the park.

Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Carbon Canyon Regional Park Details

Address: 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA 92823
Park Hours: Daily 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Spring/Summer and 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Fall/Winter
Parking: $3 per vehicle entry Monday – Friday; $5 Saturday – Sunday
Parking may be higher for some holidays and events.

What’s At Carbon Canyon Regional Park


A popular trail at Carbon Canyon Regional Park is the just over a mile out and back nature trail. This trail brings you to a three acre Redwood Grove and is popular for bird watchers. The dirt trail is mostly flat and is good for hikers of all ages.

There are additional trails both paved and unpaved, throughout the park so you can extend your hike. The multiuse trails here are open to equestrians and bikes as well.

If you want a more educational hike there are naturalist-guided tours and group talks offered throughout the year. Reservations can be made through the park’s office.

Dogs are welcome on the trails at Carbon Canyon as long as they are on a 6-foot leash.


There are eight public outdoor tennis courts within the park as well as three sand volleyball courts. Other recreational facilities include two softball backstops that can also be utilized plus large multipurpose fields.


There are four playgrounds complete with slides, play structures, benches and grassy areas to play on. All are within a short distance of each other and restrooms.


Fishing is allowed off of the two piers on the Carbon Canyon Park Lake. Here you can fish for Rainbow Trout, Bluegill, Crappie, Catfish and Carp. Rainbow Trout is replenished by rangers during the winter months and Catfish is stocked during the summer months. Make sure you get your fishing license through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife if you are over the age of 16.

See the OC Parks Fish Stocking Schedule & California Fish Stocking Schedules.

Carbon Canyon Regional Park Lake

Carbon Canyon Regional Park Events

OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Each summer in July Carbon Canyon Regional Park participates in OC Parks Sunset Cinema series. This event includes 10 free concerts and 13 free outdoor movie screenings throughout the park system. Two of the movie screenings takes place right at Carbon Canyon Regional Park.

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