Scully Ridge Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Scully Ridge Trail is a 9.4 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.

9.4 miles
1,853 feet

kid friendly




horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






wild flowers




over grown



washed out

no dogs

To find the trailhead, go to the golf course and park, or park out on the road before golf course and walk the 1/2 mile. Then, walk behind the parking lot and see the trail down below, across railroad tracks.

2 months ago

Just hiked this trai, with a 20 lb pack. l. FIRST - The directions are wrong. The easiest way to say it is go to the golf course and park, or park out on the road before golf course and walk the 1/2 mile. Then, walk behind parking lot ad see the trail down below, across railroad tracks, that's your trailhead.

It's 2 miles mostly winding UP to the intersection of Brush Canyon Trail (to the right) and Scully Ridge to the left...stay left. maybe a 2 1/2 mile stretch on the ridge, up and down rolling hills before the trail hooks around and heads into the canyon on, Lower Alisio. You stay on this, another 2.5'ish miles when if you're not careful, you will miss the right turn UP to Brush Canyon Trail, which is a few windy switchbacks, back UP to Scully Ridge and the trail back to the golf course.

If I didn't have the pack it's good for trail running, although the straight ups most likely to be hiked....

9 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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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.

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.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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

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.

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:

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.

5 months ago

trail running
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thursday, July 16, 2015

recorded Coal Canyon Falls Trail

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Sunday, March 02, 2014