Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Nice 6 mile loop with a great view of the main sections of the park. Well maintained. Make sure to go left down the switch backs if you went up skully first to stay on this loop. Skully ridge continues on if you go right.

Nice and challenging trail. Took me about 2 hours. Not much shade. Saw lots of bunnies and lizards. Birds were singing. Shortly after the pay area, there's a bathroom. Maybe a water fountain. I'd revisit after it rains. So much brown and not enough green.


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

24 days ago

Nice grade.

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.

26 days ago

Love the trail!

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

trail running
1 month ago

Great running trail. Beautiful views.

1 month 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.

2 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

I use this loop for trail running. It has some good challenging hills combined with nice views of the hills. Sidewinder is a great single track trail! The whole loop has very little asphalt. Take the N. Bane Ridge trail to the right about 1/2 mile up from the CHSP gate. It's just before the reservoir. At the Sidewinder trail junction try looping to the left or right. Either way will loop back around to the junction and then back down to Bane Canyon to the gate.

Nice trail, can’t wait to do this one in a few months after it rains so the hills are more green.

on Scully Ridge Trail

2 months ago

This description & map is completely screwed up:
1) None of this has any connection to Featherly Regional Park. This is Chino Hills State Park.
2) The trail map shows a hike on Scully Ridge and Lower Aliso trail, but
3) The description apparently refers to the entirely different Coal Canyon Trail (also Chino Hills State Park), starting from the Green River Golf course but going to the other (south) side of the 91 in Corona.

Pretty good hike to get back into hiking. Wasn’t too bad in the inclines either. You can always add on nearby trails to make your hike longer/increase difficulty. Got a nice workout and I got to discover some of what chino hills state park has to offer.

Lots of bikers on this trail though...

trail running
2 months ago

Great loop for a trail run. Has some challenging hills and a nice stretch along the ridge. Good views of the hills!

This loop ended up being 8.2 miles. Elevation was 1000 feet. Lots of ups and downs. Beautiful single tracks. Really enjoyed hiking Bane. Highly recommended

2 months ago

I use Easy Street Trail as my return leg on all of my Chino Hills State Park hikes, because it ends (or starts, depending on what you choose to hike first) at the Rimcrest Drive free parking area. It’s my “almost done” final minutes. The South Ridge Trail is also at the parking area and you can take it east or west, which I usually do to start my hikes.

Another commenter mentioned snakes. Last year starting in February I saw nonvenomous snakes here about every 5th or 6th visit. They were usually at the south end near the parking area where the trail is flat and cuts through fields, but I saw more snakes on the longer and wider Telegraph Road which is the trail Easy Street runs into at the north end. I see more on weekdays than weekends, maybe because on weekends there are more people making noise that keep snakes hunkered down. But beware! The entire Chino Hills State Park area is also rattlesnake area, so be careful and use common sense, and remember baby rattlers do not rattle. I chatted with a park ranger in late winter last year about already seeing nonvenomous snakes out early, and he said the rattlers were already out and about too.

on Bane Canyon Loop Trail

2 months ago

Really great trail. Clean bathrooms at the halfway point. Amazing yellow coyote squash just growing in the wild! Rolling hills and new growth of grass makes this place that much more special.

The entire east side of Rimcrest Drive (parking facing up hill) is free public parking from Fairmont Blvd all the way up to the trail head entrance. The west side and all of the side streets (the homes), is permit only. Parking is very easy Monday to Thursday, a little busier on Fridays, but can be busy Saturday and Sunday when the weekend warriors are out.

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).

No parking, “except by permit” . Closed due to rain?

Very nice and quiet trail with stunning views, you can see different kind of terrains in one trail route, watch for animal excrement.

3 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!

Trail is closed till repaired.

The north trail is closed due to part of the trail being washed out.

Pretty and Safe.

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