Telegraph Canyon Trail via Rimcrest Entrance

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Telegraph Canyon Trail via Rimcrest Entrance is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Riverside, California that features a river 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: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 616 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

bird watching




wild flowers


no dogs

Go early morning! Nice and cool, and you get the hardest part out of the way.

Sun Jun 10 2018

Great little hike! Lots of bikes on this trail!

Sat Nov 04 2017

I'm very excited to have discovered Chino Hills. This was a pleasant hike, but A very flat trail.

Sun Mar 12 2017


Mon Jan 18 2016

This is a nice hike in the winter time. If you have dogs and decide to bring them it's a good Idea to keep them on leash as we saw 2 coyotes on this trail very close to us. What's nice about this hike is you can extend it as there are many different trails to explore. We ended up doing over seven miles.

Thu Dec 10 2015

Telegraph Canyon and South Ridge trails are excellently marked. The entire east side of the Chino Hills State Park has been upgraded and Bain Canyon Road is now paved. The Rolling M Ranch at the start of a hike is a fascinating relic of the cattle ranching days. This place looks like it might've been a set from Little House on the Prairie. All in all this is another easy day hike in the heart of Southern California.

Mon Mar 24 2014

Bane canyon town was closed from sequal canyon road. the sign said no vehicle/pedestrian entrance to the park. apparently they are doing construction on the road or something and it will be closed till summer 2015

Sun Sep 15 2013

The 4.5 mile South Ridge-Telegraph Canyon Loop in Chino Hills State Parks provides a great trail for an after-work sunset hike in Orange County. (Date hiked: May 11, 2011 and March 28, 2009.) Read the full write-up at:

mountain biking
7 months ago

Wed Jun 21 2017

recorded rim crest

Sat Nov 12 2016

recorded Telegraph Canyon to Ridge

mountain biking
Sat Apr 02 2016

Fri Jan 22 2016