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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

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM

Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411

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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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