Little Canyon and Gilman Peak Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Little Canyon and Gilman Peak Loop is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yorba Linda, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from October until June.

6.1 miles
1302 feet


nature trips

trail running


wild flowers


Park at the Rim Crest Drive trailhead. For the 6-mile loop with Little Canyon, take South Ridge Trail east, Little Canyon Trail north, Telegraph Canyon Trail east, Sycamore Trail northeast, North Ridge Trail northwest, Gilman Trail southwest to the peak, continue southwest on Gilman Trail, Telegraph Canyon Trail west, and Easy Street Trail south back to the trailhead. For a 4-mile out-and-back instead, from the trailhead take Easy Street Trail north, Telegraph Canyon Trail east, Gilman Trail north to the peak, and reverse to get back to the trailhead. Nice wild flowers are on the South Ridge Trail and Gilman Trail.

3 months ago

4 months ago

Gilman Peak is the second highest peak in Chino Hills State Park. The fastest way there is from the Rim Crest Drive trailhead in Yorba Linda (2 miles out and 2 miles back), however I like a little more workout so in winter and spring I take the South Ridge Trail to Little Canyon Trail, then Sycamore Trail to hit Gilman Peak from the east. This is a 6 mile loop.

5 months ago