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Chino Hills State Park, a premier natural open-space area in the hills of Santa Ana Canyon near Riverside, is a critical link in the Puente-Chino Hills biological corridor. It encompasses stands of oaks, sycamores and rolling, grassy hills that stretch nearly 31 miles, from the Santa Ana Mountains to the Whittier Hills. Chino Hills is vitally important as a refuge to many species of plants, and as a link between natural areas essential to the survival of many animal species. Chino Hills State Park is unique in that it provides refuge for both biodiversity and solitude to the visitors who enjoy their outdoor experiences. It is a place where people can escape the pressures of urban life and find peace and solitude in a natural setting. At 14,102 acres, the park is managed as an open space habitat where all plant and animal life are protected. Visitors can camp for a few days or simply enjoy a walk, horseback or bicycle ride over trails that meander through valleys and along ridge tops through woodlands, sage scrub and grasslands. Sixty miles of trails and fire roads also offer excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and native plants. Facilities consist of a picnic area, equestrian staging area, pipe corrals, a historic barn, water spigots and restrooms. Most of the trails accept multiple use. However, a few trails are designated for hiking only, because of safety issues or the potential for damage to habitat. The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire on the left, the park entrance is located on the right. Dogs are not allowed at Chino Hills State Park except at Bane Canyon Road, McLean Overlook, the Rolling M Ranch, and in the campgrounds. They must be on leash at all times and are not allowed in the backcountry or on trails. Operating hours: October - March: 8am-5pm Friday to Monday April - September: 8am-7pm Friday to Monday

We had the best weather fir this hike since there is no shade. Lots of tarantulas but they just walk on by. Make sure to stay to the right for the bikes. There are make bicyclists right now on that trail.

I did this hike yesterday.
I enjoyed it. A good amount of incline actually, so I would rate it more on the moderate side. I went on a afternoon hike, so the sunset looked pretty great. I suggest people park at the entrance of the golf course on green river rd. You will see parking spaces and a bike path will be very visible when you park. You have to walk the bike path to get to the trail. It's about a 15 to 20 minute walk on the bike path. You will come to a point where there's a mining/drilling type of tractor and u will see the freeway bridge to your left. Walk under it and you will finally see the sign saying coal canyon trail. Enjoy!

trail running
3 days ago

Always enjoy running this route. Disturbing when encountering people who feel the rules don't apply to them - like the obese woman in the shocking pink t-shirt walking her French bulldog off leash on Telegraph Canyon Trail between Diemer Trail and Easy Street Trail. I shouldn't have to worry about encountering an unleashed dog in an area where no dogs are allowed. Hate it when the few spoil it for the many.

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hiking
15 days ago

I went for a light hike yesterday. It was too hot. I saw a rattle snake right in rhe middle of the trail.
It took me 15 minutes to scare it away by throwing rocks at her..
Nature is amazing!!