Great leg workout up the first mile and easy jog back down. Overcast today so no view from SJH but some views on the way back. Bring hat and water when clear or warm though.

Great hike! Flat and easy! Good for kids and families!

I recommend wearing a hat during the daytime because there is very little shade on this route, and much of the shade is next to large poison oak bushes.

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13 days ago

Great spring evening hike when animals are catching dinners before sunset. We saw a hawk swoop down and snatch a rat on Easy Street, a crow patiently wait and catch a large lizard on Telegraph, and a tarantula hawk wasp (large dark blue wasp with transparent orange wings) dragging a still-kicking tarantula more than 5x its weight along South Ridge. By the way, don’t mess with these wasps because their stings are among the most painful of all insects. They are also along Telegraph.

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bugs
no shade
over grown
14 days ago

11.4mi, 2208ft, 3:51 round trip. We started at Rimcrest and went east toward San Juan via Southridge. This part of the park gets some traffic so some of the trails have been mowed recently. To get to the top we diverted from Southridge to a less used single track, then continued on it back down. We went farther after this to Telegraph, but Bovinian Delight looks like it's in better shape than I've seen it in the past, so backtracking a little and taking that up would have been feasible. Either way would have gotten to Four Corners. I wanted to also summit Gilman Peak for the extra elevation so from that pavilion we took an unmaintained single track up to the visible Edison tower and from there to Northridge. The section of Northridge from Raptor Ridge to Gilman is in bad shape, it's not totally choked out but mustard, nettle, and wild gourd are taking over. I didn't see anyone on this section or at the peak; a few on Gilman Trail heading down and a few on Easy Street, which reconnected us to Rimcrest. No cover except around Four Corners and parts of Telegraph and Easy Street. With a 65lb pack, 4L water. See my recording on San Juan Hill Via Southridge

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bugs
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over grown
15 days ago

Great cool midweek weather. Above average number of cars parked at Rim Crest trailhead but I did not see many people on the trails. It took over 90 minutes and almost 2/3 of my 7.5 miles in before I finally saw more people than snakes.

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bugs
no shade
over grown
15 days ago

11.4mi, 2208ft, 3:51 round trip. We started at Rimcrest and went east toward San Juan via Southridge. This part of the park gets some traffic so some of the trails have been mowed recently. To get to the top we diverted from Southridge to a less used single track, then continued on it back down. We went farther after this to Telegraph, but Bovinian Delight looks like it's in better shape than I've seen it in the past, so backtracking a little and taking that up would have been feasible. Either way would have gotten to Four Corners. I wanted to also summit Gilman Peak for the extra elevation so from that pavilion we took an unmaintained single track up to the visible Edison tower and from there to Northridge. The section of Northridge from Raptor Ridge to Gilman is in bad shape, it's not totally choked out but mustard, nettle, and wild gourd are taking over. I didn't see anyone on this section or at the peak; a few on Gilman Trail heading down and a few on Easy Street that reconnected us to Rimcrest. No cover except around Four Corners and parts of Telegraph and Easy Street. With a 65lb pack, 4L water.

Easy walk around the lakebed.

This was a 6.9 mile hike. At the end of the hike, I noticed that my car, and numerous other vehicles, were issued a “Parking Warning”, lol. The warnings were issued between 5 and 8 minutes past 7pm. What a joke. The trails are open from dawn to dusk (sunset was 7:43pm) but you can only park until 7pm on Rim Crest Dr. During this STUPID AF Covid19 money grab, it is exceptionally lame of a neighborhood resident to cry to YL Sheriff. I don’t blame the deputy, as I only know too well that he had to make it appear that he did something. At least it was just a warning, not an actual citation. By the way, this trail is not closed as indicated by All Trails. Only the visitor center at Chino Hills State Park is closed and the North Ridge Trail from Telegraph to Gilman Peak. All other trails are open in the Yorba Linda area of the park.

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bugs
no shade
over grown
1 month ago

One of my favorite 7 mile hikes in OC. The inclines are gradual and easy clockwise, but if you want a better leg workout then go counterclockwise.

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bugs
no shade
1 month ago

Great trail offering lovely views

Nice wide trail. Very easy to follow. Nice breezes. Good views. It did dead end at a locked gate before the trail said it was supposed to end.

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off trail
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

very steep going up to Gilman Peak, but at least that means it was all downhill on the way back.

North Ridge/South Ridge Loop- From Rim Crest Dr. trail head, head east on South Ridge to Little Canyon trail. Go down Little Canyon to Telegraph Canyon Road. Take Telegraph Cyn east to Sycamore Trail. Go north on Sycamore to North Ridge Trail. Go east on North Ridge until it turns south, past McDermont Trail, and meets Telegraph Cyn again. Go east on Telegraph Cyn to Four Corners. Go south on Bovinian Delight to South Ridge. At this point, you can head back west on South Ridge Trail back to Rim Crest Dr. I made the loop a little longer by going up to San Juan Hill before heading back. There are numerous ways to make this loop longer or shorter.

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over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Parking is available at the Casino Ridge Staging area. A 2+ mile hike uphill to San Juan Hill. Great views of Chino Hills State Park, the Inland Empire, Orange County, Catalina Island, and the Santa Ana Mountains.

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