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Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is an attraction located at Disney California Adventure located in the Golden State area's Grizzly Peak Recreation Area. It serves as the park's counterpart to Tom Sawyer Island. It utilizes elements from Brother Bear and Disney-Pixar's Up.

In 2019, it received a Halloween overlay in the form of Villains Grove as part of the Oogie Boogie Bash event.


Redwood Creek Challenge Trail opened with the park on February 8, 2001. In October 2003, the area received a Brother Bear overlay, including the show "The Magic of Brother Bear" at the Alwahnee Camp Circle and the addition of Kenai's Spirit Cave in Hibernation Hollow. Kenai and Koda would both appear for meet and greets, as part of the show, and as a large wood sculpture at the entrance to the area.

In the summer of 2011, the Brother Bear theming would be mostly stripped away as a theme based on the Wilderness Explorers from Up took its place. Guests were now invited to complete activities to earn merit badges and achieve Senior Wilderness Explorer status and Russell and Dug appear for meet and greets and as part of a ceremony at the camp circle. Though the Spirit Cave would lose its signage reference to Kenai, its interior remained the same with the bear and handprint logo and the totem animations, though the original name would later be restored.

On April 30th, 2021, Disneyland Resort reopened after being temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, Disney California Adventure announced that all rides and attractions remained closed.


  • Big Sir - walk-through redwood tree
  • Millennium Tree - cross-section of a tree that fell in a storm in 1937. Some of the rings of the tree are marked with the dates of significant events in California history.
  • Redwood Creek - bridge crosses a creek and small waterfall and runs throughout the area to the Spirit Cave.
  • Wawona Walk - signs along the path identify the footprints of the animals whose footprints can be seen in the path.
  • Mt. Whitney Lookout - climb the steps to the top of the tower, which connects via a suspended rope bridge to the Mt. Shasta Lookout.
  • Cliff Hanger Traverse Rock Climb - hone your rock-climbing skills as you use the foot and toe holds to traverse the rock wall.
  • Rock Slide - two slides down through the rocks
  • Boulder Bears - rocks shaped like bears
  • Eagle's Ascent - climb a series of rope bridges to the top of the ranger lookout.
  • Squirrel Scramble - bounce across this swaying suspension bridge
  • Mt. Lassen Lookout (Ranger Headquarters) - check out the rangers' equipment, including firefighting gear, ropes, and snowshoes.
  • Sequoia Smoke Jumpers Training Tower - hang onto the rope as you sit and swing zip-line style down an overhead cable. (Must be at least 42" tall).
  • Hoot-n-Holler Logs - slide down through a tree log
  • Shake-a-Log - crawl through a swinging, bouncing log
  • Pine Peril Bridge - this narrow log bridge crosses a stream
  • Quail Trail - follow the tracks of California's state bird.

Ahwahnee Camp Circle

The camp circle is a small amphitheater that has housed various shows over the years. Surrounding the amphitheater are various woodcarved animal figures corresponding to different Native American stories.

In its first few years, it served as a location for telling Native American stories, before becoming home to "The Magic of Brother Bear" in 2003. An interpreter retold the story of the film with a talking woodcarving of Rutt and Tuke chiming in and a totem ceremony was performed as well. In 2011, it would be replaced with the Wilderness Explorer Ceremony, where children who completed the Merit Badge activities would receive their Senior Wilderness Explorer rank.

Spirit Cave

Originally known as Hibernation Hollow and featuring only some Native American pictograms and the sounds of a bear, it would be retrofitted into Kenai's Spirit Cave in 2003. Pressing your hand against a bear/human print on the walls would cause lights and rumbling sounds to play as an animation depicting your spirit animal would play. Spirit Animals include the loving and strong Bear, the wise and loyal Wolf, the intelligent and brave Eagle, the dependable and honest Moose, the hardworking and industrious Beaver, instinctive and strong willed Salmon and the curious and adventurous Skunk.

The only changes it would receive would be removing Kenai from the name and adding Kevin to the sign, described as "loves chocolate".


See also


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Hollywood Land
Disney Animation Building (Turtle Talk with CrushAnimation Academy) • Disney Junior Dance Party! • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!Mickey's PhilharMagicHyperion TheaterRed Car Trolley
Grizzly Peak
Grizzly River RunSoarin' Around the WorldRedwood Creek Challenge Trail

Seasonal: Villains Grove

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Avengers Quinjet (Opening in 2022) • Doctor Strange: Mysteries of the Mystic ArtsGuardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure

Seasonal: Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark

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World of Color

Seasonal: Disney's Celebrate America • World of Color: Seasons of Light • World of Color: Villainous • Frightfully Fun Parade

Former Attractions and Entertainment
A Bug's Land (Flik's FlyersFrancis' Ladybug BoogieHeimlich's Chew Chew TrainIt's Tough to Be a Bug!Princess Dot Puddle ParkTuck & Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies) • Bountiful Valley FarmHyperion Theater (Steps in TimeThe Power of Blast!Aladdin: A Musical SpectacularFrozen: Live at the Hyperion) • California Screamin'Disney Junior - Live on Stage!Golden DreamsKing Triton's Carousel of the SeaLuigi's Flying TiresMaliboomerMission Tortilla FactoryMuppet*Vision 3DSeasons of the VinePaint the NightSuperstar LimoThe Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorWho Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!S.S. RustworthyDisney's LuminAriaDisney's Electrical ParadeDisney's Eureka! A California ParadeBlock Party BashPixar Play ParadeCondor Flats (Paradise PierGolden State)

Seasonal: World of Color: Winter Dreams • World of Color: Celebrate! - The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

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Series: Dug Days
Books: Little Golden BookThe Art of Up
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Entertainment: Pixar Playtime PalsUP! A Great Bird Adventure
Parade: Pixar Play ParadePixar Water Play Street Party!
Firework: Cherish the MemoriesIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color

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Married LifeThe Spirit of Adventure
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The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxWilderness Explorers