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***NEW MEET TIME*** DEPARTURE TIME: 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.
PARK WEBSITE : LINK (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=648)
MAP OF THE PARK: LINK (http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/648/files/ChinoHillsMap.pdf)
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***
> YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS.
> YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY.
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 (https://picasaweb.google.com/110113550755468517736/ChinoHillsStateParkTHEBARNMar232011) and additional LINK (http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=1235573)