Chino Hills State Park

  • Highlights: Sweeping view of North Orange County area, rolling hills, streams
  • Near: Chino Hills, CA
  • Distance: 4 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 500 ft.
  • Hike Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: 3/10
  • Trail Condition: well maintained trail
  • Trail head map: Click here for Google map
  • Detail map: Click here
  • Rating: 3/5


If you want an easy family hike close to civilization, this is the place. There is no shade along the hike so summer-time strolls would be very uncomfortable. The native plants here are in the chaparral and oak woodland plant communities, with remnant stands of native grasses.  Visitors can camp for a few days or simply enjoy a walk, horseback or bicycle ride over trails that meander through valleys and along ridge tops through woodlands, sage scrub and grasslands.



From Los Angeles: 91 fwy (east) to Imperial Hwy (north) to Kellog Dr. (right) to Yorba Linda Bl. (right) to Fairmont Bl. (left) to Rimcrest Dr. (left) to end of road to trailhead.

dried thistle

Dried Thistle

Calabazilla Fruiting

Calabazilla Fruiting

Frog in Water

Frog in Running Stream


One thought on “Chino Hills State Park

  1. Glad to meet you yesterday. Thanks for helping us find Easy Street Trail from Telegraph. The views are great along the south ridge; I’m planning on exploring the northern side via Gelman soon.

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