Chino Hills State Park Horseback Riding

The 14th most popular equestrian 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 horseback riding 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 14th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Chino Hills State Park including Cuyamaca State Park, Topanga State Park, Heart Bar Campground, Hansen Dam, Stetson Ranch Park and Griffith Park.

Chino Hills State Park Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Chino Hills State Park (909) 780-6222; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; CA Backcountry Horsemen (888) 302-BCHC.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  33.9198, -117.7144

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/31/2016

ID:  13129

Chino Hills State Park Horseback Riding Map


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