Telegraph Canyon North Ridge Loop Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Telegraph Canyon North Ridge Loop Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brea, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

57 freeway exit lambert. Head East Chino Hills State park is on the right.

hiking
17 days ago

1 month ago

I went for a light hike yesterday. It was too hot. I saw a rattle snake right in rhe middle of the trail.
It took me 15 minutes to scare it away by throwing rocks at her..
Nature is amazing!!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

I'm giving this path a 3 only because of the time of the year that I walked it; I was hoping for a more moderate hike, but it's really just a long walking path. Now that the temperature has gone up, the plants are starting to dry out and turn brown. The pictures from a couple of months ago show how beautiful the path is. I will be trying it out again next spring. This would be a great place for a very early morning run.

5 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Beautiful Springtime views this year. Some tough climbs for beginners. Fun downhills!

hiking
6 months ago

Good trail if you want to get some mileage in. The North Ridge Trail is a little overgrown in some places, but it's doable. Went in march when the wildflowers were blooming! Bring lots of water! I wouldn't recommend this in the summer. Took about 5.5 hours to do the full loop.

7 months ago

great hike with many many options in trails and beautiful! green,green and more green! Great views of the snow capped mountains

10 months ago

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

could not find trail head. no areas for parking. Waste of time.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Empty. Hot. North Ridge Trail is closed, so did an out-and-back via Telegraph Canyon trail to Four Corners. It's all hard-packed or loose sand. Rough on you feet. I rarely get blisters, but have at least three across both feet. Breezes in the canyon are few, and mostly hot. Up at Four Corners, there's a nice picnic shelter with portable toilet. Breezes ate cooler and were constant today (July). Temps were low- to mid-90s. Since the trail is a wide truck/dozer trail, it's even hotter. Heat reflects off the trail, and trees are sparse. Look for the windmill in a tree. There's a water trough for horses hidden in the brush. Scared the .... outta me when it started spinning and rotating...like a rusty metal monster coming to life.

Great trail for training if you need heat acclimation without too much elevation change. Not a fun family romp. It's work.

Definitely stop in at the Discovery Center before the trailhead. Air-conditioned, educational exhibits, and very friendly folks. They have maps of the trails, and estimated mileages for out-and-back to several points.

Bathrooms are plumbed. Cold water in the sink. Flushing toilets. I felt spoiled compared to other trails.

Will definitely do this trail and others again. Great way to add mileage without fighting crowds and parking.

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016