CardinaleWay Hyundai Staff Favorite Hikes – Skyline Drive & Tin Mine

Corona is nestled at the base of the Cleveland National Forest which offers some of the best hiking and mountain bike riding you’ll find in Southern California. At CardinaleWay Hyundai, many of our team members love to hike on the weekends.  Here are some of our favorite trails.

Skyline Drive Trail

The Skyline Drive Trail is a moderate 11.4 mile lightly travelled out-and-back trail. Along the way you’ll pass through mature chaparral and view lots of birdlife and beautiful scenery. The trail features a cave, as well as great views. It also links up with other trails if you want to extend or vary your hike. Dogs are welcome on this trail as long as they are kept on leash.

Tin Mine Canyon Trail

This trail is on a recently closed road that features great views of the Catalina and San Clemente Islands, as well as Long Beach Harbor. You can also access the trail to Tin Mine Canyon which is a short 2.5 mile roundtrip hike. There aren’t many places in Southern California where you can hike to an abandoned tin mine close to the fringes of a residential neighborhood. Tin Mine Canyon features a boarded up tin mine, a seasonal stream, live oaks and sycamores, a walk through a picturesque canyon, as well as sweeping views of the surrounding Santa Ana Mountains.

Corona’s Tin Mine History
Very little is written about Corona’s tin mines, but it is said that bars of Corona tin were exhibited at the Mechanic’s Fair in San Francisco in 1869. The tin was then sent to England, where it was declared to be of the purest quality. Tin in Corona was of such importance, that President Benjamin Harrison came to Corona to have his picture taken next to a pyramid of tin.


Hundreds of miners migrated to the Temescal area, although not much tin was mined. More money was made from the buying and selling of the land. The San Jacinto Tin Mining Company was begun in 1868, and more than 15 tons of cassiterite ore was shipped to San Francisco to be smelted into almost 7,000 pounds of tin. Poor management and bad investments resulted in the mine’s closing. All the other buildings were torn down and sold.

Of the 150 tons of ton that was produced in California by 1945, 113 tons of it came from the nearby Cajalco Mine. At CardinaleWay Hyundai, we love learning about our area’s history, and exploring the landscape.

Come Visit Us At CardinaleWay Hyundai in Corona
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Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496