Explore the most popular horseback riding trails in Chino Hills State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great views. Beautiful day. Great cardio. Steep hills. Saw two snakes (gopher) and a tarantula!!!

Short but challenging hike. Great hills.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty good hike that can take 1-2 hours to finish. Definitely want to go in spring when the hills are green. Everything is dead during the summer.

Great little hike! Lots of bikes on this trail!

Everything’s been pretty dead this year since there hasn’t been much rain. It’s a nice easy walk but not much scenery

hiking
4 months ago

There was no activity that said dying or I would have put that. This hike killed me and my friend i went with. We went on a whim because my friend has been going through some stuff in life and has kind of given up on pushing themselves and seeing positive change. So we randomly did this hike today and let me tell you I thought we were going to die. it was amazing tho,nice scenery and the sense of accomplishment that came from it was incredible. We will be back for sure. It was the perfect challenge and the life metaphors drawn from the hike kept us entertained the whole time when we weren't telling each other we should turn back. Amazing hike tho 10/10 would reccomend.

The trail as shown on the map is closed (as of 5/20/18). You end up doing an out and back up the Telegraph trail. At about 4 miles in there’s a marker on the left for Gilman Peak. Get ready for a climb! Most of the elevation gain is in that last 0.5 miles. Once you get to the top, the views are nice! Definitely do this in the early morning before it gets hot because there is no shade.

hiking
5 months ago

Just hiked this trai, with a 20 lb pack. l. FIRST - The directions are wrong. The easiest way to say it is go to the golf course and park, or park out on the road before golf course and walk the 1/2 mile. Then, walk behind parking lot ad see the trail down below, across railroad tracks, that's your trailhead.

It's 2 miles mostly winding UP to the intersection of Brush Canyon Trail (to the right) and Scully Ridge to the left...stay left. maybe a 2 1/2 mile stretch on the ridge, up and down rolling hills before the trail hooks around and heads into the canyon on, Lower Alisio. You stay on this, another 2.5'ish miles when if you're not careful, you will miss the right turn UP to Brush Canyon Trail, which is a few windy switchbacks, back UP to Scully Ridge and the trail back to the golf course.

If I didn't have the pack it's good for trail running, although the straight ups most likely to be hiked....

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice today. Since last week, someone cleaned up animal waste on South Ridge, Telegraph Canyon, and even the large fresh horse dump on hiker-only Easy Street. There usually isn’t much waste anyway on these main trails, but I appreciate the maintenance (I see them occasionally grooming the bigger trails) or whoever did it.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful area, nice clean trails. Was looking to do less elevation so this was perfect for me. Most of the hike is a beautiful walk, except Easy Street which is the only part not easy. App did take me to Rimcrest Dr so it must have been updated.

Fun but I would do for a while. The brush was over 6 feet tall and had to mash through cause was already committed and a lot of bees. Beautiful scenery though.

$5 to park which was good only because we got a map. The northern part of this trail is closed so we had to take a more southern route which was still like 9 miles but not as much elevation.

Fantastico!

no wild flowers to report I guess we haven't had enough rain the hills are fairly green though so that's nice ,trails are easy to walk, not much else here

6 months ago

Nice grade.

6 months ago

Rattlesnake in the grass on easy street. Narrow trail gets you close to their territory. Nice views. Pretty intense climb for “easy trail”. Enjoyed it.

7 months ago

south side ridge has great view. Lots more to wonder about

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is beautiful to hike during the wildflower season. Since we haven't had a lot of rains, the trail itself is dry, without much color. It's a decent hike and there are nice vistas at some of the high points. No shade at all, so go early or on days that won't get as hot.

hiking
8 months ago

I began this trail at Rimcrest drive. This is a residential area where street parking is available. When I used this app for directions it did not take me to an accessible area. The app took me to Diemer road to begin the hike. Diemer road ends with a private road that is gated off and you cannot access the trail here. If you begin this trail at Rimcrest Drive the trail begins with a fork in three directions. Left is the Telegraph Road Trail, straight ahead is the Easy Street Trail and to the right is the South Ridge Trail. Be warned that to the the South Ridge Trail is a much longer Trail and without a map, could be very easy to get lost because there are many other trails that stem from it. I began by starting at Telegraph road (big steep hill to the left). The beginning of the trail offers a few pretty lookouts, we could see Catalina from the top. This trail will eventually fork in two directions. If you want to loop back to the beginning, stay to the right. The trail to the left will require you to back track. Taking the trail to the right began with a downward sloping trail. This part of the trail had some water damage, and gravel was loose, so watch your footing. The trail will eventually fork again. To stay on the loop and get back to beginning stay to the right. The trail to the left will take you back towards Carbon canyon. This portion of the loop was pretty easy, ran into many bikers here. The Easy Street Trail stems off to the right randomly, looks kind of sketchy and would be really easy to miss if you are not paying attention and don’t have a map. Easy Street is very narrow, and at the beginning winds through a bunch of trees (which is nice because it’s the rare shaded area of this hike). The trail ends up having a drop off at your left. This portion is short and will take you back to Rimcrest where you began. This was a good loop and I will definitely do it again. *trail heads are not well marked, so bring a map **there is very little shade cover, so on a hot day wear a hat and bring plenty of water ***watch out for snakes and coyotes

Overall it was a nice place to walk in nature with my dog. I was a bit sad to not have seen more colors in the plants ( it was mostly dead), but it was still pretty. It's unfortunate that you have to pay for parking ($5) but the price is not bad.

This hike is the best in the springtime (March-June). It is lush and green rolling hills everywhere and very pretty. If you go in the summer/fall it’s a stark contrast. It is brown, dry, dead, ugly and HOT since there are few trees and virtually NO shade on the trails. I do not recommend going on a hot day. Trail signs are a little hard to see so pay attention or you may end up spending a few hours hiking (unless that’s what you wanted).

hiking
9 months ago

this route ca be accessed diectly from Yorba Linda residential neighborhood onto South Ridge trail or from Carbon Canyon Rd. for a longer hike. Parking at the State Park Discovery Center is well worth the $5 fee & makes this trip about 6.5 miles. The park changes quite a bit seasonally & from year to year. Too many mountain bikers to be a peaceful hike, but most share the wide trail.

This is a great hike. Has more than one trail and hilly.

Good long hike!

hiking
10 months ago

This is a great little loop trail that is part of a series of connected trails in the park. I used the Easy Street trailhead (which was pretty busy). Despite the number of cars at the trailhead, I saw few people on my hike. This section of the park seems most popular with mountain bikers, but it is also good for trail running since the “trail” is a well-maintained dirt road.

on Little Canyon Loop

hiking
10 months ago

Trail is pretty easy.

hiking
11 months ago

Amazing hike. Even without the lush green hills.

hiking
11 months ago

A nice short hike that's great for the beginner. If you're not in shape then the hills can be a challenge but that's part of the fun. Parking can get busy along the street so maybe get there a little before 8am on the weekends and you should be good.

I'm very excited to have discovered Chino Hills. This was a pleasant hike, but A very flat trail.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Great trail. Very dry though. We went into the canyon. Would do it again.

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