Scully Ridge Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Scully Ridge Trail is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chino Hills, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1856 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

no dogs

To get here exit the 91 freeway at Green River Road. Take Green river road towards the Green River Golf course, Park at a big dirt pullout on your right. Now start west toward the golf course. You will see the paved Santa Ana River tail heading west take that. Cross the bridge over the Santa Ana River and follow the paved trail until you see the underpass for the 91 Freeway. From here head south under the freeway overpass to the Chino Hills State Park Sign. From the Sign continue on the only path south. stay on the trail/Road south. Then after a while you will come to the State Park Boundary. Now drop down to the right into the dry creek. Continue up the canyon avoiding all side forks. Soon you will approach the narrows where the falls are located. Spring/Summer/Fall watch out for rattlesnakes!!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Started this hike at 11am on a cloudy, 70 degree day and finished at 330pm. The path is very wide and consisted of soft dirt and loose gravel. Scully Ridge would probably be great for trail runners. There is little to no shade so make sure plan accordingly. There is not too much in terms of wildlife but I was able to see quite a few birds, fire ants, and two tarantulas. The inclines and declines on this trail were fairly gradual so you probably won't need trekking poles. I did get a fair amount of loose gravel in my shoe so bring gaiters if you have them. While this hike wasn't as scenic as some of the other ones in so cal, it was very quiet once you get into the hills and I only ran into a handful of folks. I definitely enjoyed the solitude on this trail. I would go again on a cool and cloudy day. Also, there are signs at the golf course stating that the parking is for customers only and your car may be towed. There is parking right outside the entrance of the golf course which adds about half a mile to the hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Finding this hike is a little difficult. Once your on Greenriver Rd. turn right where the golf course sign is. I drove into the golf course parking lot, parked in the back and crossed the train tracks to get to the trail head. It's actually the end of the trail, but it's a loop so it doesn't matter.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

geocaching
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Friday, November 20, 2015

easy enough trail for mtb-ing makes for a fun little warm up before taking the much harder coal canyon fire trail to the right.
fyi,for those who cant find the trail or have posted their ride on the golf course side of the 91 you're on the wrong side. if your at the green river bike trail go west go under freeway left at coal canyon, go through gate and follow trail. if you take the fire road you are on the wrong trail.

cross country skiing
Sunday, August 02, 2015

There is not trail, drove out here to walk on a golf course.

hiking
Thursday, July 16, 2015

hiking
Friday, June 12, 2015

No trail, but hard to get lost as ur walking in the wash. Waterfall ws dry! Mayb nxt time aftr a big rain storm.4.75

hiking
Saturday, May 09, 2015

hiking
Saturday, February 07, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

not much of a waterfall, but nice, quite, and pretty.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This shit is bull shit! There is fucking nothing but a golf course here

hiking
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This is a nice little hike up the middle of Coal Canyon. The final half of this hike is basically trekking up a mostly dry stream bed. We went immediately after a pretty heavy rain storm so towards the back of the canyon, the falls were actually running, but we noticed there was significantly diminished water flow by the time we left, so if you do this hike to see the falls, be sure to go right after it rains. The Canyon itself was surprisingly quiet and peaceful, especially so when you consider it's proximity to a major freeway.

hiking
Sunday, March 02, 2014

hiking
Sunday, September 15, 2013

A small, hidden, box canyon waterfall right off the side of the 91 freeeway at the “Offramp to Nowhere” in Coal Canyon. (Date hiked: April 2, 2011 and April 26, 2009.) Read the full write-up at: http://www.greeneadventures.com/2011/05/05/re-hiking-the-coal-canyon-waterfall-trail-after-a-rainy-season/

hiking
Monday, November 19, 2012

Headed up this way after work. Have not been into this area before so I took the mountain bike up the road into the canyon proper (as there are 3 options: a road leading up to a ridge on the west rim of the canyon, a road leading up the east side of the canyon and the road down the center of the canyon) and ended up at the reserve boundary marker. From here, I carried the bike a few hundred yards up the creek and stashed it. From here I headed up hiking up the dry creek bed and took off up a side canyon to a small cliff. After bushwacking up the side canyon I decided it was time to go, so havent made it up to the narrows yet. Definitely a cool area that warrants a bit more exploring. I think I'll wait a few months as I imagine it would be quite a bit more interesting with some water.