hiking

views

trail running

walking

wild flowers

nature trips

wildlife

birding

no dogs

mountain biking

kid friendly

horseback riding

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

Great hike, multiple trails.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Nice trail! Not a very shaded trail so better bring a hat and put on some sunscreen if your prone to burning. Watch out for people on bicycles along the trail. Nice views and fairly easy terrain. Get there early as parking along the street can get busy on the weekend.

hiking
1 month ago

this trail requires entrance to Chino Hills state park ($5 fee) and in about 4 miles. We parked at the campground by the barn and took the Aliso upper trail. This trail started out nice, but became very narrow and overgrown. There is zero shade after you cross the stream. Definitely would take the Lower Aliso trail and Raptor trails in the future.

mountain biking
1 month ago