Coal Canyon Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Corona, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.
Coal Canyon is officially located in Chino Hills State Park; however if accessed from Green River Golf Course area in Corona then the trail will be found from following the bike trail path after a mile or so. On the left is the underpass which leads to two main pathways.
definitely multiple ways to get up, used Google maps along with this app to guide my way to the radio towers and explore the abandoned star ranch saloon.
I had to visit this trail twice just to find the right one that went to the waterfall. As long as you keep to the left after going under the freeway and follow the"Big Mo Tail"you'll be fine. I Just hate walking that paved road back to our cars. It's tough on the feet.
This was a good hike but I never did see a waterfall. Where is that at? Felt like we were walking uphill forever. We walked under the freeway off the bike track and took the dirt trail on the left. Does anyone know where we should of gone to see the waterfall? Hit me up please and let me know cause I would like to go back. crystal_newhouse@Yahoo.com
Only made it half way to the towers gonna go all the way next week, was kinda confused couldn't see the towers not one time during the hike found out we were almost there. It's up up up !!!
Great easy hike. The waterfall was flowing pretty good! The trail is a bit washed out and muddy in some areas from the recent storms.
park at the golf course at green river. take the bike path for about a mile. you will see a point where you either continue on bike path or go left under freeway. go left, go under and you will see sign for chino hills state park. that it the entrance. then look for sign that says big no trail. keep going. it's about 2 miles or so till you get to the point the waterfall would be. we went, a couple days after the storms and no water fall just a trickle. BUT we would totally go back after the rain. this is an easy hike and it beautiful! #kidfriendly #plussizefriendly
Off the 91, head north on Green River Rd and park just past the golf course entrance. There is a water fountain there to fill up your bottles. From there, walk down the incline to the start of the new bike path (through the gate) which runs parallel to the Santa Ana River. Ignore the first underpass (private road entrance) and continue walking for about 15-20 minutes. After a short incline and bend, you will come to an information kiosk on the right with the underpass leading to the trails to the left.
Because of the complete absence of signage and construction activity it is easy to get confused and not even find the trailhead.
if this is your 1st time, READ THIS! park at the golf course entrance where the bikers park. go left on the bike trail for about 1/2 mile. you will see a an opening under the freeway in the left. on tje right you will see a little bench shadded area with some wildlife info. that how you will know you are ready to leave the Santa Ana Bike Trail. once under the bridge you will see a trail head named Chink Hills State Park. almost immediatly there is a fork in the road. we went to the right/straight which was bery tough! all uphill with hardly any shaded areas! ive read that id you go left at the trail it may be easier. will be teying that side on a later date!