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MEET TIME: 7:50am DEPARTURE TIME: 8:00AM
THIS IS NOT AN INTRODUCTORY HIKE!
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. Sorry, dogs are not permitted in Chino State Park.
Note: Rain or extreme heat on event day may cancel event. Please check your email the morning of event for possible updated. Email host if you need additional information.
We will be going at a pace of 2 to 2.5+ mph. This is advanced hike due to the up and down hills, plus the distance of 11 miles. We will travel on South Ridge to the Rolling Ranch entrance. Photo ops at the historic barn and cattle chute. We will stop for snack then head back on Telegraph Canyon Trail to Easy Street - back to Rimcrest entrance. Please allow 4.5 to 5 hours for this hike.
NECESSITIES: Adequate water (2 to 3 liters), hat, sunscreen, snack, layered clothing to adjust to climate change. Trekking Poles optional.
FACILITIES: Water and restrooms available once we reach the Rolling Ranch entrance, plus out house as we pass 4 Corners. There are long distances between facility points.
DIRECTIONS, PARKING & FEES: Create a printable map with directions from your starting point by clicking on the map above - or follow directions below. If you arrive early know that there are signs that say parking is not allowed between 7pm and 8am.
PHOTOS: LINK (https://picasaweb.google.com/110113550755468517736/ChinoHillsStateParkTHEBARNMar232011) and http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=1235573
If coming from Anaheim side of Imperial Hwy exit off 91 freeway:
· Turn LEFT onto CA-90 Imperial Hwy. After 1.6 miles: Take 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 RIM CREST DR.
Go about not quite a half a mile to the end of RIM CREST DR where it stops at Blue Gum Dr on the left and park on the right. The park entrance is right there beyond the fence.
For GPS you can try putting in: 3615 Blue Gum Dr.
If coming from Corona side of 91 freeway:
- Exit Yorba Linda Blvd and turn right. Turn right on Village Center Dr. Turn left on Fairmont. Turn right on Rimcrest. Follow additional instructions for Rimcrest above.
Please contact me if you have any difficulties. Keep in mind this is a residential neighborhood; let's be mindful of the residents living there. There is no entrance or parking fees at this location of the park.
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)
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