Gilman Peak Trail is a 9.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brea, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
This is a figure 8 loop to Gilman Peak in Chino Hills State Park.
Beautiful day. Parents & 4 kids had a great time!
Took this trail in the summer through the canyon from the park and carried my bike up to the peak. Definitely a tough start, but the views and cool breeze helped at the peak. From there getting down the fire road back to the hwy was easy and fast! Hit 38mph (according to my speedometer which has proven pretty accurate). Nice 10min ride down, just gotta be careful of others coming up on the blind corners. Take water!
I found this to be a drab and rather boring hike. There wasn't much to look at (the entire hillside was brown with fox tails) and because we took the advice of someone else on this site and went on an overcast day the view from the peak was limited, although, doing this hike on a summer afternoon without the overcast would SUCK due to the lack of shade on the trail. It was a good workout however. The trailhead was really easy to find and there was a definite trail all the way to the peak.
Bring water, don't go on a hot day.
This hike is out in the open with little opportunity for shade. Went on an overcast day, and it was perfect. Definitely worth it for the views and work out.