Explore the most popular birding trails near Yorba Linda with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
24 days ago

There was no activity that said dying or I would have put that. This hike killed me and my friend i went with. We went on a whim because my friend has been going through some stuff in life and has kind of given up on pushing themselves and seeing positive change. So we randomly did this hike today and let me tell you I thought we were going to die. it was amazing tho,nice scenery and the sense of accomplishment that came from it was incredible. We will be back for sure. It was the perfect challenge and the life metaphors drawn from the hike kept us entertained the whole time when we weren't telling each other we should turn back. Amazing hike tho 10/10 would reccomend.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice today. Since last week, someone cleaned up animal waste on South Ridge, Telegraph Canyon, and even the large fresh horse dump on hiker-only Easy Street. There usually isn’t much waste anyway on these main trails, but I appreciate the maintenance (I see them occasionally grooming the bigger trails) or whoever did it.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful area, nice clean trails. Was looking to do less elevation so this was perfect for me. Most of the hike is a beautiful walk, except Easy Street which is the only part not easy. App did take me to Rimcrest Dr so it must have been updated.

Easy out and back along South Ridge Trail, or on the return take Diemer Trail north to Telegraph Canyon then East Street Trail back to Rim Crest Drive. South Ridge Trail west of Diemer Trail is not groomed often, if at all, so expect a healthy assortment of animal waste and red ants.

Fantastico!

2 months ago

Nice grade.

2 months ago

Rattlesnake in the grass on easy street. Narrow trail gets you close to their territory. Nice views. Pretty intense climb for “easy trail”. Enjoyed it.

2 months ago

south side ridge has great view. Lots more to wonder about

hiking
3 months ago

I began this trail at Rimcrest drive. This is a residential area where street parking is available. When I used this app for directions it did not take me to an accessible area. The app took me to Diemer road to begin the hike. Diemer road ends with a private road that is gated off and you cannot access the trail here. If you begin this trail at Rimcrest Drive the trail begins with a fork in three directions. Left is the Telegraph Road Trail, straight ahead is the Easy Street Trail and to the right is the South Ridge Trail. Be warned that to the the South Ridge Trail is a much longer Trail and without a map, could be very easy to get lost because there are many other trails that stem from it. I began by starting at Telegraph road (big steep hill to the left). The beginning of the trail offers a few pretty lookouts, we could see Catalina from the top. This trail will eventually fork in two directions. If you want to loop back to the beginning, stay to the right. The trail to the left will require you to back track. Taking the trail to the right began with a downward sloping trail. This part of the trail had some water damage, and gravel was loose, so watch your footing. The trail will eventually fork again. To stay on the loop and get back to beginning stay to the right. The trail to the left will take you back towards Carbon canyon. This portion of the loop was pretty easy, ran into many bikers here. The Easy Street Trail stems off to the right randomly, looks kind of sketchy and would be really easy to miss if you are not paying attention and don’t have a map. Easy Street is very narrow, and at the beginning winds through a bunch of trees (which is nice because it’s the rare shaded area of this hike). The trail ends up having a drop off at your left. This portion is short and will take you back to Rimcrest where you began. This was a good loop and I will definitely do it again. *trail heads are not well marked, so bring a map **there is very little shade cover, so on a hot day wear a hat and bring plenty of water ***watch out for snakes and coyotes

hiking
4 months ago

I use Easy Street Trail as my return leg on all of my Chino Hills State Park hikes, because it ends (or starts, depending on what you choose to hike first) at the Rimcrest Drive free parking area. It’s my “almost done” final minutes. The South Ridge Trail is also at the parking area and you can take it east or west, which I usually do to start my hikes.

Another commenter mentioned snakes. Last year starting in February I saw nonvenomous snakes here about every 5th or 6th visit. They were usually at the south end near the parking area where the trail is flat and cuts through fields, but I saw more snakes on the longer and wider Telegraph Road which is the trail Easy Street runs into at the north end. I see more on weekdays than weekends, maybe because on weekends there are more people making noise that keep snakes hunkered down. But beware! The entire Chino Hills State Park area is also rattlesnake area, so be careful and use common sense, and remember baby rattlers do not rattle. I chatted with a park ranger in late winter last year about already seeing nonvenomous snakes out early, and he said the rattlers were already out and about too.

The entire east side of Rimcrest Drive (parking facing up hill) is free public parking from Fairmont Blvd all the way up to the trail head entrance. The west side and all of the side streets (the homes), is permit only. Parking is very easy Monday to Thursday, a little busier on Fridays, but can be busy Saturday and Sunday when the weekend warriors are out.

no shade come early avoid sun burn or come late in the afternoon. but good workout w/ good view

This hike is the best in the springtime (March-June). It is lush and green rolling hills everywhere and very pretty. If you go in the summer/fall it’s a stark contrast. It is brown, dry, dead, ugly and HOT since there are few trees and virtually NO shade on the trails. I do not recommend going on a hot day. Trail signs are a little hard to see so pay attention or you may end up spending a few hours hiking (unless that’s what you wanted).

No parking, “except by permit” . Closed due to rain?

Very nice and quiet trail with stunning views, you can see different kind of terrains in one trail route, watch for animal excrement.

hiking
5 months ago

this route ca be accessed diectly from Yorba Linda residential neighborhood onto South Ridge trail or from Carbon Canyon Rd. for a longer hike. Parking at the State Park Discovery Center is well worth the $5 fee & makes this trip about 6.5 miles. The park changes quite a bit seasonally & from year to year. Too many mountain bikers to be a peaceful hike, but most share the wide trail.

This is a great hike. Has more than one trail and hilly.

Good long hike!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great little loop trail that is part of a series of connected trails in the park. I used the Easy Street trailhead (which was pretty busy). Despite the number of cars at the trailhead, I saw few people on my hike. This section of the park seems most popular with mountain bikers, but it is also good for trail running since the “trail” is a well-maintained dirt road.

hiking
6 months ago

I found this great little trail during downtime at a water polo tournament at Yorba Linda High School. The trailhead is just 5 minutes from the high school and located in a residential neighborhood. This portion of the trail is a quick little “there and back” trail that is part of various lengthier hiking options. There is a nice bit of elevation change that was great on the legs.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is pretty easy.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing hike. Even without the lush green hills.

hiking
7 months ago

A nice short hike that's great for the beginner. If you're not in shape then the hills can be a challenge but that's part of the fun. Parking can get busy along the street so maybe get there a little before 8am on the weekends and you should be good.

Hiked this with a friend, a lot of dog turd so be careful where you step

great time some steep dirt trails, great views and easy enough for my 5 yr old

This trail takes right off uphill for a few miles with no a nice steady climb before coming down a single track, Bovinian Delight, a very nice trail that takes you down to 4-Corners where there is a porta-potty and some shaded benches. This rest area is approximately halfway through this run/hike. From there you go mostly slightly downhill until the last turn onto Easy Street, which is .4 miles up to where you started.
Nice quiet uncrowned trails and free parking beginning at 8:00 a.m..

hiking
8 months ago

Narrow trail in the beginning but it widens as you work your way into the mountains. Plenty of bikers so be aware. It was quite dry and lacked the lush green I was hoping to see but it was a transcending hike indeed.

We had the best weather fir this hike since there is no shade. Lots of tarantulas but they just walk on by. Make sure to stay to the right for the bikes. There are make bicyclists right now on that trail.

trail running
9 months ago

Always enjoy running this route. Disturbing when encountering people who feel the rules don't apply to them - like the obese woman in the shocking pink t-shirt walking her French bulldog off leash on Telegraph Canyon Trail between Diemer Trail and Easy Street Trail. I shouldn't have to worry about encountering an unleashed dog in an area where no dogs are allowed. Hate it when the few spoil it for the many.

9 months ago

Great hike, multiple trails.

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