What we're about

Why We Meet

The Puente-Chino Hills Task Force is a part of the Sierra Club working towards the preservation of the Wildlife Corridor as an island of beauty and biological significance in a sea of urbanization.

The development of the middle of the Wildlife Corridor will increase traffic, increase pollution, crowd schools, destroy wildlife habitat, and impact everyone's quality of life.

Biological Significance of the Wildlife Corridor

This ecosystem is a global "Hot Spot of Diversity" - one of the world's most biologically rich and threatened regions.
Numerous federally listed endangered species exist in these lands. In addition, many rare species are present, including a remnant population of the rare Tecate Cypress tree that once covered most of the southwestern United States.
This hillside system is a "Missing Linkage" as delineated in study released in 2001 by The Nature Conservancy, the San Diego Zoological Society, State Parks, and others.
Much of this landscape is part of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service designated "critical habitat" for California coastal gnatcatchers.
Nearly 5,000 acres lie within Los Angeles County Significant Ecological Area #15 and the Department of Fish and Game's Significant Natural Area #94.

For more information about the wildlife corridor that extends from Whittier to the Anaheim Hills, go to:

Save the Wildlife Corridor (http://www.savethewildlifecorridor.org/)

Hills for Everyone (http://www.Hillsforeveryone.com)

Habitat Authority (http://www.Habitatauthority.org)

Save the Missing Middle (http://www.Savethemissingmiddle.org)

Chino Hills State Park (http://www.Chinohillsstatepark.org)

Sierra Club - Angeles Chapter (http://angeles.sierraclub.org/)

General Hiking Information

Each hike is a Sierra Club sanctioned hike not requiring use of map and compass. The GPS coordinates are listed for each trailhead. For all hikes, please bring good walking shoes (lug soles recommended), water, a snack, and sunscreen and/or a hat.

Sierra Club Mission Statement

To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Upcoming events (4+)

Hike: Rimcrest (Yorba Linda), Chino Hills State Park

Chino Hills State Park (Rim Crest Entrance)

Join us on a hike as we travel along a ridgeline and shaded valley in Chino Hills State Park. This is a 6.5 mile 1,000’ gain hike. Meet 9 am at Rim Crest Dr. in Yorba Linda (park on NE side, note parking warnings). Bring water, a snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Eric Johnson, Fred Reed,[masked]

(GPS: 33˚54’31”N, 117˚46’49”W) [masked] N,[masked] W)

Fence Line Trail Hike - Chino Hills State Park

Rolling M Ranch

Hike the hills and valleys with some great views both of the park and east into Corona. This is a 5.5 miles, 1,500 foot gain hike. Meet at 9 am at the Barn at the Rolling M Ranch, which is 3 miles up the road past the park entrance at 4721 Sapphire Road in Chino Hills. Ridesharing encouraged, $5 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leader: Fred Reed,[masked], Assistant: Eric Johnson
(GPS: 33˚55’25”N, 117˚42’34”W)
Note: The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire to the left, the park entrance (GPS: 33˚57’16”N, 117˚42’7”W) is located on the right at 4721 Sapphire Road. Drive up the road past the gate for 15 minutes, or 3 miles, to the Rolling M Barn.

Upper Aliso Canyon/Faultline Trail Hike

Rolling M Ranch

Starting at the Rolling M Ranch barn, we’ll hike the hills to the northwest with some great views of the park. This is a 4.5 miles, 1,000 foot gain hike. Meet at 9 am at the Barn at the Rolling M Ranch, which is 3 miles up the road past the park entrance at 4721 Sapphire Road in Chino Hills. Ridesharing encouraged. $5 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leader: Fred Reed,[masked], Assistant: Eric Johnson
(GPS: 33˚55’25”N, 117˚42’34”W)
Note: The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire to the left, the park entrance (GPS: 33˚57’16”N, 117˚42’7”W) is located on the right at 4721 Sapphire Road. Drive up the road past the gate for 15 minutes, or 3 miles, to the Rolling M Barn.

Hike La Vida Trail: (Brea), Chino Hills State Park

La Vida Trail

Hike a remote and relatively unknown loop through the back hills of Brea in the Chino Hills State Park. A 4 mile loop, 1,300 foot gain, along a trail crossing Sonome Creek. Meet 9 am in Olinda Village at 200 Verbena Ln (and Olinda Dr (not Place); off Carbon Canyon Rd) Bring water, a snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Co-leaders: Eric Johnson and Fred Reed ,[masked] (GPS: 33˚55’49”N, 117˚48’13”W) [masked] N,[masked] W)

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