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This Cardio Hike is appropriate for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate level hikers. Those who actively exercise or hike regularly. This hike is not suitable for Beginners.

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.

TERRAIN: A well maintained dirt-trail/fire-road, hiking the South Ridge East to San Juan Hill (The Highest Point in Chino Hills State Park).

DISTANCE & ELEVATION GAIN: 5+ miles with a +/-841 ft. gain; completed in a little over 2 hours.

NECESSITIES: Adequate water (1 to 3 liters), hat, sunscreen, snack, layered clothing to adjust to climate change. Trekking Poles are not needed, but entirely optional for this hike.

FACILITIES: No water or facilities are located at the trailhead. Urinating in public is punishable by a fine under California Penal Code section 640. First conviction not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

DIRECTIONS, PARKING & FEES: Create a printable map with directions from your starting point, by clicking on the map above. Please contact me if you have any difficulties doing so. Keep in mind this is a residential neighborhood; let's be mindful of the residents living there. There are no entrance or parking fees at this location of the park.

DOGS: Sorry, dogs are not permitted on the trails.

WEATHER: Excessively hot weather or rain prior to, or day of will cancel the hike. Check weather conditions the day of HERE. (http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Yorba+Linda+CA+92887)

PHOTOS: LINK (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrphotag/sets/72157625892634444/)

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.

NOTICE OF LIABILITY RELEASE: BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS AND YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND SAFETY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR GUESTS; WHETHER YOU OFFICIALLY SIGN-UP FOR THIS EVENT OR NOT. YOU RELEASE HIKING OC FROM ALL LIABILITY ATTRIBUTED TO ANY POTENTIAL INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS SUSTAINED; PERSONAL OR OTHERWISE, AND YOU PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL MYSELF, HIKING OC, ITS ORGANIZERS, CO-ORGANIZERS, ASSISTANT ORGANIZERS, VOLUNTEERS, OR FELLOW PARTICIPANTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR YOUR GUESTS FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, HEALTH RELATED, PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE FROM ANY HIKING OC CLUB ACTIVITIES.