Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve


The Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve is a 956-acre property with habitat including grasslands, coastal sage scrub, alluvial fan sage scrub, and chaparral. Animal species include lizards, mice, rabbits, and raptors.

The purpose of the acquisition was to provide permanent protection to sensitive cypress groves and other resources. In addition, Coal Canyon may provide one of the last suitable deer migration routes between the Santa Ana Mountains and the adjacent Chino Hills. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1994.

For more information, call the South Coast Region San Diego office at (858) 467-4201.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing  Hiking Trails Deer Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing, hiking, hunting

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations.

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You may not operate a drone on CDFW Lands without a Special Use Permit.

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South Coast Region (Region 5)

Orange County

northern end of the Santa Ana Mountains in NE Orange County

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