Hiking The Chino Hills State Park

The 40th most popular hiking trail in California.

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Northwest of Corona in Chino Hills, the Chino Hills State Park is a premier natural open-space area in the hills of Santa Ana Canyon near Riverside, is a critical link in the Puente-Chino Hills biological corridor. Its 12,452 acres encompass stands of oaks, sycamores and rolling, grassy hills that stretch nearly 31 miles, from the Santa Ana Mountains to the Whittier Hills. It has 60 miles of hiking trails and forest roads that meander through valleys and along ridge tops through woodlands, sage scrub and grasslands.

The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, to Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar and Sapphire (right) is the park entrance.

Overall, Chino Hills State Park is the 40th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Chino Hills State Park including Strawberry Creek Trail, Strawberry Peak Loop Trail, Lost Palm Oasis Trail, Skyline Trail and Trans-Catalina Trail.

Chino Hills State Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Chino Hills State Park (909) 780-6222; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.parks.ca.gov/

GPS:  33.9198, -117.7144

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  13128

Chino Hills State Park Hiking Map


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