Telegraph Canyon North Ridge Loop Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 best used from March until November.
57 freeway exit lambert. Head East Chino Hills State park is on the right.
could not find trail head. no areas for parking. Waste of time.
Empty. Hot. North Ridge Trail is closed, so did an out-and-back via Telegraph Canyon trail to Four Corners. It's all hard-packed or loose sand. Rough on you feet. I rarely get blisters, but have at least three across both feet. Breezes in the canyon are few, and mostly hot. Up at Four Corners, there's a nice picnic shelter with portable toilet. Breezes ate cooler and were constant today (July). Temps were low- to mid-90s. Since the trail is a wide truck/dozer trail, it's even hotter. Heat reflects off the trail, and trees are sparse. Look for the windmill in a tree. There's a water trough for horses hidden in the brush. Scared the .... outta me when it started spinning and rotating...like a rusty metal monster coming to life.
Great trail for training if you need heat acclimation without too much elevation change. Not a fun family romp. It's work.
Definitely stop in at the Discovery Center before the trailhead. Air-conditioned, educational exhibits, and very friendly folks. They have maps of the trails, and estimated mileages for out-and-back to several points.
Bathrooms are plumbed. Cold water in the sink. Flushing toilets. I felt spoiled compared to other trails.
Will definitely do this trail and others again. Great way to add mileage without fighting crowds and parking.
Good and fun. I enjoy this hike every time I go to top of the world.