Think you need to travel to OC, LA or SD for amazing haunted attractions? Think again! Coffin Creek Haunted Village offers the famous Chambers of the Mausoleum maze, Lone Hill Manor, Shady Hollow Hay Ride, The Scarecrow Trail, and the Labyrinth of Lost Relics that might scare you to DEATH!
Legend has it that heavy rains came through the area, flooding the Santa Ana river and sending coffins down what is now “coffin creek.” Many newspapers at the time confirmed this, and “Inland Empire Ghostbusters” report that several ghosts are now haunting the area.There are five distinct attractions that make Coffin Creek the place to go for Halloween.
Chambers of the Mausoleum
- A guided maze that is consistently rated as one of the best haunted attractions in the Inland Empire. We think this maze could hold its own against any of the big theme park attractions in Southern California. If you’re short on dough and can only go on one attraction, this is our pick! It was formerly located at Castle Park in Riverside, but joined forced with Coffin Creek in 2010. The synergy is perfect, and places Coffin Creek as a premier destination. The details of every possible effect have been thought over and carefully executed. ! Your very own personal zombie tour guide walks you through impressive graveyard scenes, a church (complete with undead priests), a crypt and, if you displease her, you might find yourself in a cage! Be sure you stick close to your new friend because with all the twists and turns you might not find your way out, especially since at times you will be in complete darkness! This is for teens and older, unless nightmares are desired. For more information, check out malformationz.com or find them on Facebook. You won’t be disappointed!
- Lone Hill Manor – Adjacent to Chamber of the Mausoleum, this self-guided maze snakes indoors and outside to keep you guessing where the monsters are. This is monster-powered only so be prepared for long narrow corridors with loud banging on the walls with inhospitable “homeowners” (some alive, some dead) popping out at you. Definitely not kid friendly, unless you like to punish the little tykes.
- Shady Hollow Hayride – Unique in the Inland Empire, the hayride will put you behind a working tractor (or truck depending on the day) and take you into the dark fields and through a haunted village. You’ll have killers jumping out at you, zombies looking for their next meal, and even some villagers begging you to take them to safety. Do you dare stop your wagon? Dark Shadow Marketplace Midway, which leads to the Shady Hallow Hayride, is free (though the ride requires a ticket)! Check out the shops, face painting, movie screenings (on select dates) and more before heading over to the Shady Hallow Hayride. You’ll find an entire village that is the only permanent Renaissance Fair facility in California, with the fair taking place each Mother’s Day weekend to Father’s Day weekend. During Halloween, the facilities are just a perfectly scary backdrop for this event
Labyrinth of Lost Relics- Also located in the Marketplace Midway this new maze leads you into a Holy Realm where you explore the dark underbelly of an old religious sect, and perhaps anger those that still reside there. In an effort to keep you out, tricks and traps have been set up throughout the labyrinth so be sure to stay close to your guide…or become a permanent resident yourself!
- Scarecrow Trail – Do you enjoy taking nice relaxing hikes in the woods? What about in the dead of night? This trail is anything but relaxing as you wander blindly down a dark windy path into creepy looking trees and bushes. The monsters could be anywhere. And I mean ANYWHERE! Jumping out of the bushes, coming down from the trees, and even crawling out of the ground! Word of warning-this is a real hike. If you’re wearing high heels or if you just plain don’t feel like walking, forget this one!
Prices for the attractions are $13 each and two for $23. However, the real discount is to buy all five for $33 (look around, as they occasionally do discounts). We’ll also be giving away several pairs on this site.
Finding Coffin Creek is no easy task. It is located at the now closed county park by the name of Crossroads Riverview Park. The address is 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880. Once you get there, you’ll be greeted by some of the most hilarious characters in the Halloween business! Try not to let them talk you into going in the wrong direction!
Coffin Creek is open October 5-6th, 12-13th, 19-21, 25-28th, and 30-31st. Hours: Friday, Saturday & Halloween 7:00PM-12:00AM. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays 7:00PM-10:30PM.
Still not sure which Halloween haunts you’ll be going to? Check out our list of Halloween haunted houses in the Inland Empire and Halloween parties in the Inland Empire and Southern California!