Scully Ridge Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately 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: 10.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,853 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

no dogs

This park is temporarily closed to vehicular access, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

mountain biking
no shade
over grown
rocky
11 days ago

This trail was definitely the most challenging I've done so far , lots of steep inclines . . Bring plenty of water and wear long socks or jogger pants due to overgrowth . Overall really fun trail and thrilling . Also trail mileage is wrong i clocked 10.8 miles on the whole loop.

mountain biking
muddy
no shade
2 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

So this trail had a lot of steep hills. The first two miles are straight up hill. Scully Ridge is much more than 9.4 miles. We went early in the morning at around 6am. There was a thick veil of fog that didn't go away until 9am. Parking was free at the golf course. I asked them if i could leave my car there for the hike and they didnt have a problem. We saw 6 bikers the entire time. no other hikers at all. it took us 6 1/2 hours to do the whole hike. we brought 7 liters of water and it was plenty. make sure you keep the map out close the trail is not always clear and there are many ways to get lost. I would wear proper hiking shoes and and jeans. there is a lot of low brush. pack a jacket if you go early in the morning. beautiful hike and pretty flowers.

hiking
3 months ago

Long grass to walk through at this time of year. Wildflowers were just popping up but I bet the sunflowers blooming is beautiful. I will time this hike for that. It was a clearly marked trail which was great and overall an easy to moderate hike. A little steep sometimes but nothing too extreme. I think the distance is a little longer than calculated here. Once it gets warm there are a lot of bugs.

hiking
3 months ago

Not a bad hike. First few miles were pretty scenic. I’d wear pants as parts are a little overgrown. Once you get further north into the park it’s more dry.

hiking
3 months ago

Tough hike. Plants still not over grown. Love it.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

9.9mi, 1867ft, 3:35hr. Combination of single tracks and access roads, moderate difficulty over rolling hills. We went during a wind advisory and definitely payed for it on that ridgeline, I got whipped by 7ft mustard for quite a while. 2/3 is ridgeline and 1/3 of the hike is in Allyso Canyon which is protected from wind. The San Gabriel snow caps are just visible over the hills the whole time which gives a nice contrast of scenery. Mostly mustard and Toyon with some oak groves spotted around the canyon. Saw no one the whole time on a Monday morning.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun moderate level trail! They have come through and cleared away the mustard recently at least as of January 2020. Nothing particularly difficult about this trail, although the ups and downs can be a pretty good workout.

hiking
bugs
rocky
5 months ago

Not very kid friendly. In case you thought of bringing a stroller don’t try it. Defienlty not “moderate” trail. Closer to a expert level. Great for cardio and hill climbing.

hiking
7 months ago

completely overgrown. if you get to the part you think is over grown go anouther mile that's where it is really overgrown

hiking
Thu Apr 18 2019

Trail way is blocked by overgrown mustard plants at half miles from golf club parking. They are working to make trail open but I don’t know how soon.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
Sat Mar 30 2019

The mustard is really overgrown here right now. Took much longer because it’s taller than us. At the three mile marker there’s a good lookout with decent patches of poppies. Not too many people, mostly bikers. Only saw one other group of hikers while we were there (8-11 am)

recorded Scully Hill Trail

hiking
over grown
Thu Mar 14 2019

Nice trail with some great views. Hiked through chino hills state park starting at the golf course close to the 91 and finishing at the exit near soquel canyon. Trail is quite overgrown in places but still accessible. Would do again.

hiking
Tue Feb 26 2019

Absolutely Beautiful! Incredible rolling hills. Great trail!

hiking
muddy
Sat Feb 16 2019

Beautiful after all the rain we had around here. One of the best views I have seen here in S CA.

hiking
Sat Oct 20 2018

Great views. Beautiful day. Great cardio. Steep hills. Saw two snakes (gopher) and a tarantula!!!

hiking
Sat May 12 2018

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....

hiking
Mon Sep 18 2017

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
Sat Jul 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.

Fri Nov 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.

Sun Jan 18 2015

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

hiking
Tue Mar 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
Sun Sep 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/

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