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Short but challenging hike. Great hills.

hiking
29 days ago

nice hike, lots of up hills and down hills. able to finish the hike in 3 hours. beware that there are a lot of ants and ant holes. bring a hat as there isn't a lot of trees and shades.

1 month ago

As previously said...very hot... make sure you go earlier in the day. Not very good signage...was confused on where to start for the Little canyon trail bc the starting point doesn't have that listed as one of the trails. Make sure you take screen shots of map before you enter trails ...not way to access the All Trails map once you get in the canyon. Bring lots of water...very little shade. Lots of poop on the trail too : (

On a hot day like today, be aware there is very little shade. I think this hike would have been totally different on a cooler day.
Bring lots of water!!

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty good hike that can take 1-2 hours to finish. Definitely want to go in spring when the hills are green. Everything is dead during the summer.

it was a nice sunset hike!

$5 cash to park (you need exact amount)

I saw a rattlesnake, lizards, squirrels, and birds!

Very clean trails.

Not much shade on the trails so bring hat and sunscreen.

Telegraph is mostly flat ground or a very slight incline.

There is a portable bathroom at the end of telegraph trail! Also there are bathrooms next to parking lot.

This 9.4 mile hike kicked my butt!

Great hike! Nice views and a good workout. Lots of birds and small wildlife on the trail.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

This would have been a great hike if I had a not hiked alone, I did 9 miles, and went up to San Juan, that part was great. However, i went 2 hours and 15 minutes without seeing another human, very unsettling, and I hiked 3+ miles down in the valley and had something following me in the trees. I blue my air horn a few times and it stopped. There are active mountain lions here, don't hike alone, be smarter than me

Hiked today. Missed the left turn when we went off path to top of San Juan. Added 2 extra miles (oops) If you go counter clockwise, add an extra 2 miles, and carry a 50lb pack, that last hill is a butt kicker!

hiking
3 months 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
3 months 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.

on Telegraph Canyon Road

hiking
3 months ago

liked the trail, very clean

fyi. there is a 5 dollar parking fee cash only.

hiking
3 months ago

Went today, lower canyon portion was really green. Good views from the ridge, looking forward to coming back.

I really enjoyed this route yesterday morning. First time I tried it clockwise. It’s easier going clockwise because the bulk of elevation gain is stretched out over 4 miles on Telegraph Canyon and Bovinian Delight and you almost don’t notice it.

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!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail for going long distance. Not much elevation gain. I did this for endurance hiking.

4 months ago

Nice grade.

4 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.

4 months ago

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

hiking
5 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
6 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
7 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.

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