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Go here all the time. Very peaceful. Relaxing and a great place to look at art or make some on your own.

off road driving
13 days ago

Had a great time exploring here. Especially after some good rainfall.

So I’m not sure if I went the wrong way it was definitely a beautiful sight to see with my pitbull. But when I looked across where all the graffiti was it seem like that was the flat walking trail. well, all I ended up doing was climbing up steep hills until I got down to the bottom of this long staircase with my dog. We took the staircase all the way up to the street and walk down the neighborhood which was really beautiful as well but I think I went the wrong way per usual. I think this hike would be great to go on for a date because of all the graffiti it was pretty awesome. I was however quite afraid of my dog or I falling. So I personally wouldn’t do it again alone. This app should seriously consider adding "walking around aimlessly and being lost" to the activity section.

Great trail but closed indefinitely due to the “Holy Fire” in August 2018. USFS said it will be closed for 2-3 years.

Park on Foothill Prkwy near trailhead sign. Skyline Drive is a maintenance/fire road, graded and approx 12’ wide. Other trails fork off but the main road continues to the Doppler Radome (and beyond).
Not much incline the first 1/2 mile. Past the residential area the climb begins and continues for the next 3+ miles. Nothing too drastic or difficult, just constant, every step uphill. Near the last mile the trail levels out, then descends a bit, then climbs again to the dome.
I went on a Friday morning so past the residential “dog walk” area trail traffic was very light. Only saw a few other hikers and mtn bikers during the hike.
The canyon side of the trail is open, the other hugs the mountain which provides some shade along the way. Nice views of Chino Valley and Corona (north), Lake Matthews (east) and Cleveland National Forest/OC beyond from the top (south). Took 2hrs 10min on way up, approx 1hr 45min way down. Stay hydrated, pack 2L water minimum + snacks for energy. Be safe and have fun!

1 month ago

Started 0715 finished 1200. parking on foothill parkway. it is on a vehicle road. a lot of bikers. gradual inlcline. minimal shade. almost finished my 2.5 L bag. beautiful view on top by the white ball thing.

Take plenty of water. Wear boots not running shoes, it’s steep with loose footing. This trail was opened up by the dozer line from this summers fire. Connects to main divide at the top.

1 month ago


Definite work out. Pretty steep downhill. The trail coming down is the fire break.

Absolutely beautiful trail and well shaded. Easy access and trail is distinctively clear. There is even a senior citizen that has adopted and grooms the trail, cuts back all the poison oak, and scrubs off the graffitied rocks. Please don’t leave trash or paint on the rocks. Enjoy!

Great views and bring a walking stick

2 months ago

It’s a pretty nice view of Corona. At a walking pace, you’ll probably get to Beeks Place in 4-5 hours. I was only able to barely reach midway when the sun began to set. Lovely hike down, and it gets completely dark since you’ll be inbetween a valley. Wish I could’ve stayed for some astrophotography.

2 months ago

This is not skyline. This is the dozer line that was opened up during the fire. Skyline is just to the north. It’s hot and steep. A good workout.

3 months ago

Good trail to hike up with no shade . Be sure to bee enough water during hot season, moderate hike you can run down hill after the Dobler “Big white round ball at the peak”
There’s are some fun trail along the fire road.

3 months ago

If you're smarter than I am, you will want to do the following:
1. Given the steep grade and loose terrain, trekking poles would have helped a lot. And maybe some snow skis for the decent.
2. Pick a cool day. Once you leave the canyon (early on) it's pretty much ridgeline hiking the whole way, and you're completely exposed.
3. Think of this more as a workout than a hike. It's like interval training for hikers, with super steep inclines interrupted periodically by flattish terrain. And the higher you go, the steeper and looser the course.
4. Gaiters wouldn't have been a bad idea either.

Too short of a hike, but not short of graffiti
Our kids loved all the colors

Trail closed until August 2019.

The trail to the mine is still CLOSED due to the fire

it was pretty nice until the very end. The trail got very narrow and sketchy towards the end.

3 months ago

I like this trail for the distance. the recent fire not withstanding, good views. Wear a weighted vest if you want to add too it. water pack, walking sticks,

love this trail, but currently closed due to wildfires.

Closed due to fire

3 months ago

Trail open all the way to the Doppler radar, despite the fire damage all along and right up to the sides of the trail.
still one of my favorites.

4 months ago

Parking for this trail is on Foothill Parkway, not in the neighborhood. This was a great hike. I did it in the evening starting at 5:30 PM. Total hike to Beeks Place and back was a brisk 3 hours for me - I am pretty fast and ran part of the way down. I watched the sunset on the hike down and enjoyed the city lights from Corona. I highly recommend an evening hike - there was a lot of shade on the way up and hiking after sunset was not an issue - lots of ambient light and there were other hikers and MTBs too. I had a great view of the crescent moon with Jupiter trailing in the western sky with a lovely view of Mars to the south. When I got to Bleeks Place, the gate was closed (easy to go around) with a sign that said "Closed to all uses" with the Trabuco Canyon Ranger Stations phone number.

8/4/18 - Came here with my boyfriend and 6month old pup. It was hard to find the entrance but we lucked out by seeing another couple Park and climb up. If you see the Lake Hills sign that’s where you begin your hike. I’ve lived in Corona for 14 years and the first time hiking here so it was beautiful! Didn’t know Corona had hidden treasures. This hike was not so long and easy to follow with the colorful graffiti guiding you.

on Skyline Drive

4 months ago

This is a fire trail that is maintained & a good conditioning hike but for a good workout take the short cuts. Unfortunately the recent fire has closed the trail for a while.

on Fresno Canyon Trail

4 months ago

Hiked this trail a few times as a conditioning trail in the evenings, nice view from the top. Not to boring but enough to give you a workout.

It was a good easy hike, it is definitely kid friendly, had a good time.

4 months ago

It’s open and the weather was great...started at 6am...

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