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Chino Hills St Park Rim Crest Entrance. Still going it easy! Beginner/Advanced

  • Apr 1, 2013 · 8:00 AM


We will be hiking a minimum of 6.6 miles with several options, up to 11 miles, by including some hills.

PARK DESCRIPTION: Chino Hills State Park is unique in that it provides refuge for both biodiversity and solitude to the visitors who enjoy their outdoor experiences. There is no other location in the LA Basin were people can drive a short distance and be swept away with scenic vistas, hike, bike or ride a horse on over 65 miles of trails. At 14,102 acres the park is managed as an open space habitat where all plant and animal life are protected.

Note: Rain, extreme heat or low participation may cancel hike. Check your email the morning of the event in case of cancelation.

We will usually be taking an easy route down Easy Street to Telegraph to Four corners. At Four Corners, as long as we have experienced volunteers to lead the group from there, you will have an option of taking the same way back (shady and easy, 6.6 miles), or longer (10 to 15 minutes) harder route back via Bovinian Delight to South Ridge (easy hill 7.1 miles), or even longer up North Rim Trail to Gilman Peak. Pace 2 to 3.5 miles per hour. We may reverse this order depending how sunny or hot it is. It should take about 2 to 3.5 hours, depending on optional trails hiked and speed. Bring a snack for our break at Four Corners.

NECESSITIES: Adequate water (1 to 3 liters), hat, sunscreen, snack, layered clothing to adjust to climate change. Trekking Poles optional. Printable map located at link further down.

FACILITIES: There are no water facilities. There is a port-a-potty midway through our hike. (Urinating in public is punishable by a fine under California Penal Code section 640).

DIRECTIONS, PARKING & FEES : There are no parking or entry fees at this location. Please be kind as this is a residential neighborhood. Parking prior to 8:00am is subject to ticket (though I have never seen it happen).

From Orange side of 91 FRWY: Take the Imperial Highway exit from the 91 freeway.

After 1.6 miles: Take the Kellogg Drive ramp and turn RIGHT.

After 1.1 miles: Turn RIGHT onto YORBA LINDA BLVD.

Immediately get in left lane to turn LEFT at next light onto FAIRMONT BLVD.

After 1.6 miles: turn LEFT onto Rimcrest Dr.

Continue up Rimcrest until it dead ends at Blue Gum and park on the right.

From Corona side of 91 FRWY: Exit Yorba Linda Blvd and trun right. Turn right on Village Center Dr. Turn left of Fairmont. Turn right on Rimcrest Dr, Continue up Rimcrest until it dead ends at Blue Gum and park on the right.



DISCLAIMER: Before undertaking any outdoor activity described on this site, it is your personal and exclusive responsibility to ensure that the activity is appropriate for you, that you have researched the activity description, and that you have proper training, equipment, and physical conditioning to safely participate in the planned activity. Please print a map in case you need to turn back.


***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings***
Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks and snake bites. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***

Please contact me if you have any questions.

PHOTOS: LINK and additional LINK

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  • Davina

    Thanks for leading us Tony.

    April 2, 2013

  • J. R. Davis ".

    Another great hike! Fantastic weather and people. Thank you, Tony!

    April 1, 2013

  • Steve A.

    Great hike! Great people. Thank You Tony

    April 1, 2013

  • Christine

    I would have loved this hike! Too bad I've missed it. :(

    April 1, 2013

  • Cee-Mobile Spa Dreams E.

    Great hike on a beautiful Monday morning! It was fun hiking with everyone! Thank you for leading us on this one Tony! See you all on the trails soon

    April 1, 2013

  • Lily

    Dave and Tony, please insert the RATING TABLE and label the hike for difficulty level. It'll help the new hikers to know their hiking levels with the group. Thanks

    April 1, 2013

  • Cee-Mobile Spa Dreams E.

    Sorry running abt 5 min late

    April 1, 2013

  • Steve A.

    Oops, Linda can't come. Other appointment. I'll be there.

    April 1, 2013

  • Steve A.

    Linda is coming.

    March 31, 2013

  • Jeanette

    Carl coming with me!
    Hey, Louise, you coming?

    March 30, 2013

  • Paula

    Sounds FUN

    March 28, 2013

  • Steve! F.

    Getting MRI on my knee and ankle on Monday morning, no hiking for me :-(

    March 28, 2013

  • Steve A.

    Should be fun!!!

    March 26, 2013

  • Tony T.

    Alicia even you can hike 71 miles in 2 hours. It is simple. Just walk faster. No Problem.

    March 19, 2013

  • Gary "The Waterfall G.

    71 miles ???? Wow !!! You guys are aNiMaLs !!!

    March 18, 2013

  • alicia s. - push'in the l.

    how can you hike 71 miles in 2 hours?

    March 18, 2013

    • Tanya

      Or maybe Tony is driving us down the trail?

      March 18, 2013

    • Christine

      WOW!! It must be a flat terrain. :P Good luck on that!!! Tell us how it went. :)

      March 18, 2013

  • Tanya

    71 miles that should be intersting! I'm in for sure.

    March 18, 2013

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