Little Canyon Loop

MODERATE 87 reviews
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Little Canyon Loop is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Yorba Linda, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until May. Horses are also able to use this trail.

2.2 miles
400 feet

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

Orange County rolling hills MIles of hiking and biking fun! Chino Hills State park offers a wide variety of hiking, Biking and camping opportunities within Orange county. The park has many trails and many options for hiking different distances and locations. The entrance at Rim Crest Dr. offers free parking on the street. West and east ends of the park offer parking for a nominal fee. The Chino hills entrance also offers family camping sites. The Little Canyon loop starts at the south ridge trail and proceeds east, up the hill for just over a mile. at the first trail to the left, a sign marks the Little Canyon trail. Little Canyon trail is a narrow trail that has a steep slope down to the Telegraph Canyon trail (about .3 mile). At the Telegraph trail, head back west and locate the easy street trail also about a mile from Little Canyon. Easy street ends at Rim crest dr.

4 months ago

Short but challenging hike. Great hills.

5 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.

8 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.

8 months ago

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

11 months ago

Good long hike!

11 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.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Trail is pretty easy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Amazing hike. Even without the lush green hills.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Narrow trail in the beginning but it widens as you work your way into the mountains. Plenty of bikers so be aware. It was quite dry and lacked the lush green I was hoping to see but it was a transcending hike indeed.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Nice short hike down to the canyon. Scenery is average. Need to do early morning in the summers. Easy to run this trail as well.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Beautiful trail right now because of the flowers and all the green from the rain this winter.

Monday, April 03, 2017

South Ridge and Little Canyon were very steep but Telegraph was flat. The first two miles was a killer. The view was worth it. We saw a rattlesnake on South Ridge and a second snake was spotted by another hiker. The ravine and oak trees were gorgeous on Telegraph.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great hike! Absolutely beautiful rolling hills and I've never seen them so green! Clear trails, can't really get lost. There is one rest area with a porta-potty about 2.5 miles in, but nothing after that. Overall, I recommend it as a nice long distance hike that isn't too strenuous

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Green and lush after the heavy rains of 2017. Water in stream bed. Saw a bobcat during my hike today, a rarity.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Great moderate hike thats located close to me. Many different trails to wander off on from this main one, but all of them lead back to each other. Fun to explore knowing I wont get lost. I utilize it year round, but my favorite time to go is in the spring. The hills look like they straight out of the Sound of Music.

Monday, February 13, 2017

love the view , lots of koyotes

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Nice long trail. There are spots to stop and sit along the way. Several tracks connect. However, it's mainly dry and desert like now.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This trail is a nice scenic hike that I would definitely recommend, however I'm sad to say the pictures don't represent the trail at all. All of the green grass is gone, you're basically hiking on a dirt trail. But still a nice hike!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

amazing hike. challenging and beautiful. many trails to choose from.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Nice views , rolling hills and going through bovilian delight trail was good

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Awesome short hike east from Rim Crest.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I hiked this trail on a Friday afternoon starting at about 3. I started at the trailhead at the top of Rimcrest Drive (I don't know what the previous reviewer is referring to about the trailhead not being there any more) and followed the ridge trail out to San Juan Hill. The hills this time of year we wonderfully green thanks to all the rain we've had. The ridge trail is a nice "rollercoaster" providing some good chances to get the heart rate elevated. It is also exposed to the sun the entire way which should be taken into consideration when doing this hike in the warmer months. After reaching the summit of San Juan Hill, I rested for a bit before heading a little farther southeast to catch the canyon trail back to the trailhead. The canyon trail was very different from the ridge trail. It follows a stream the entire way and is surrounded by trees on both sides. When I got back to my car my Garmin watch showed the distance as 8.32 miles. Overall this was a pleasant hike with great views of Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties on the way out and a pleasant walk through a shaded canyon for the return trip.

Monday, January 26, 2015

There is no trail to access here. It is all developed residential area.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I hiked this about 6 months ago just to get out in the beautiful crisp morning and move around a little. This is an easy hike, more like a nice walk with some pretty nature surrounding you:)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

This hike felt more like an intense walk then a hike. For almost half the hike there are homes within view and ear shot. Which makes it feel more urban then wilderness, but felt very sage. Whoever, once you were on the backside of canyon, after a few uphill and down hill walks, you are very much in the "wild". Personally, I was a little nervous I would see a mountain loin/bobcat. This is a great "hike" for conditioning, marinating, and building endurance.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Brought my cub scouts here hiking. Was a Saturday morning and it was socked in with a nice thick fog. That kept the entire hike cool and gave it a much more mysterious feeling.

There were quite a number of mountain bikers and I could see why. Lots of nice hill trails, the only problem I saw was that there were a lot of blind downhill corners and the bikers (like I am sure we all would) come down at a pretty high rate of speed.

My boys and I had a lot of fun. The trail was well marked, well worn and a lot of fun. There was a fire here a few years ago, so many of the trees are dead and the low growth is not real attractive. We saw a coyote (droppings everywhere) many species of bird as well as nice red tail hawk nest.

We had a blast. I could imagine though that this area could be pretty scorching on a hot day. so come early or bring some sun protection.

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