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    JJ Baboo saved Carbon Canyon Park Loop Trail

    about 4 years ago

    JJ Baboo reviewed South Ridge and Telegraph Canyon Loop

    about 4 years ago

    A very nice, well marked and maintained loop trail with something for most everyone. Depending on the options taken, the trail can be as short as 7 miles to as long as 14.25 miles. This trail is located in Chino Hills State Park. The trailhead is located off of the parking lot for the Park's Discovery Center. After about .3 miles on the trail there is a "Y" split where the trail branches off to the North Ridge Trail to the right and continues as the Telegraph Canyon Trail to the right. According to California State Park Service, the North Ridge Trail is closed until April, 2015; so, continue on the Telegraph Canyon Trail. After about another 1.65 miles there will be a trail marker for the Diemer Trail to the right. Take the Diemer Trail. It is a short trail, all uphill with barely a switch back, that connects with the South Ridge Trail. Once on the South Ridge Trail, head left along the trail. As the name implies, the South Ridge Trail runs along the ridge of several hills. So, expect a lot of sun exposure and rolling hills. This segment of the loop is not really for those looking to commune with nature. It is basically a service road for the utility easements running through this Park, and at times it literally borders the back yards of some homes in the City of Yorba Linda. However, the South Ridge Trail does offer some nice views of the cities in Orange County and would be a wonderful place to see wild flowers during in early Spring. Along the South Ridge Trail there are trailheads for a number of smaller trails. Each of these smaller trails will lead back to the Telegraph Canyon Trail. By taking any of these smaller trails to the Telegraph Canyon Trail and then continuing on the Telegraph Canyon Trail back to the Discovery Center, one will complete the loop. The first of these smaller trails is the East Street Trail, which make the loop a 7 mile hike. Then there is the Little Canyon Trail, which will make the loop a 8.3 mile hike. Finally, there is the Bovinian Delight Trail, which will make the loop a 12.9 mile hike. If one does not take any of these smaller trails, the South Ridge Trail will eventually reconnect with the Telegraph Canyon Trail. This will make the loop a 14.25 mile hike. For a short side trip, on the South Ridge Trail, past the trail marker for the Bovinian Delight Trail, there is a spur trail leading up to San Juan Hill, this is the highest point in the Park. Once back on the Telegraph Canyon Trail, the scenery changes dramatically from the South Ridge Trail. Because the trail runs down the middle of a canyon, along the Aliso Creek, there is a lot of vegetation and shade. This makes for a nice walk/hike back to the Discovery Center; the grade is all down hill. Since the Telegraph Canyon Trail is also a service road for the utility easements running through the Park, it is much like walking down a small country road in rural America. The fact that the Telegraph Canyon Trail is a service road really is not a negative. Some may say it actually adds to the appeal of the trail. For those interested in getting started in mountain biking, the Telegraph Canyon Trail is a nice place to start with this sport. Since the Telegraph Canyon Trail is a road and the elevation gain gentle (approximately 100 feet per mile), this is a pretty unintimidating trail to initiate into the sport. For hikers and equestrians, sharing the Telegraph Canyon Trail with mountain bikers really does not detract from the experience. Since Telegraph Canyon Trail is not a single track trail and is only moderately used, there is plenty of room to share, and for the most part everyone is considerate.

    JJ Baboo saved Big Horn Mine Trail

    about 4 years ago