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Chino Hills

Average Rating:    (3.66 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 41

Fire roads and single track. WARNING: There are several trails closed to bikes. Check the postings. If caught, you will be provided the opportunity to contribute to the state(rangers WILL ticket you). Everything from beginner to advanced riding here. The single tracks are long and fun. ADVICE: This area does not handle the rain well. Don't waste your time driving out if there's been measureable rain winthin the last 48 hours. "They" often times close the trails during/after a rain. The roads are popular with hikers/runners -- PLEASE be aware and respectful.
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Latitude
33.920215411263825
Longitude
-117.82607316970825
Trail Directions
Exit the 57 freeway at Lambert; go east approximately 5 miles. You can park (fee charged on weekends and holidays) at Carbon Canyon regional park. Ride east through the parking lots. The trail/road begins about 1/2 mile past the lemon grove.
Trail Length
20 miles plus
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Brea
   


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Review Date
January 17, 2015

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Vincent Wu ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
CHSP is pretty much a network of fire-roads with three major trails running east to west. The trails here are generally wide and smooth and requires little technical skills - perfect for for people to get back in shape or use as an aerobic training ride. With Bane Canyon closed on the east side of the park, the Carbon Canyon entrance is the most popular. Generally, people either take Telegraph Canyon, South Ridge, or a combination of the two to end up at Four Corners and explore the single tracks on the east side of the park. Singletracks are abundant on that side of the park but are mostly straight and dirt roads. Some of the climbs here can be pretty demanding but may be during to some due to the wide fire roads.

Recommended Route:
Carbon Canyon -> Telegraph -> Four Corners - > Raptor Ridge -> Southridge (Back to Carbon Canyon)



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Review Date
June 10, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: greendaay8 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
There are 3 ways to ride this trail if you start at Carbon Canyon Park. Telegraph is the easiest with a 8-9 mile ride up to Four Corneres, on a slight incline the whole way (the ride down is a reward!). Northridge is the most difficult culminating in a 1000 foot overall elevation change but the views and atmosphere is unbeatable. Nice single track down to Telegraph and then the great ride down. Southridge is a difficult ride going east with lots of switchbacks and uphill.

Recommended Route:
My favorite route was to start at Rimcrest. This will take you up a heart-pumping hill then nice rolling downhills along Southridge back down to Telegraph. Ride Telegraph all the way back up to Four Corners and take the single track Bovinian Delight back up to Southridge. The single track is challenging with sheer drops on the right side and some overgrowth but very worth the risk. Take Southridge west and there will be some nice climbs and rolling hills until you get back to Rimcrest.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fullerton Loop



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Review Date
November 7, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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4.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: DanKwas ,  Racer

Summary:
I have been visiting SoCal from upstate NY with the sole intention of checking out the local trails. Since the National Forest is shut down I've been forced to learn the local scene and Chino Hills was the first stop.

I think it's an awesome place. Compared to the east coast it is very different and not very technical in the normal sense; the trails are smooth with only a few rocks or maybe a water bar. However, trails here like sidewinder or the fenceline trail are still challenging. If not just for the steep drop offs along the trail, when they stray the slightest from hugging the contour they are very very steep. Definitely a cross country park, I was happy to have my hardtail. Oh, great thing about this place for an out of towner is that it is very well marked and easily navigated. Great maps on the state park website under brochures tab.

Recommended Route:
I can only recommend the route I did but I'm sure there may be better. I drove into the park, but there is limited parking just outside the park next to the residential neighborhood. I started from the equestrian center, and road down the singletrack, up the double track to the beginning of hills for everyone trail and took the fire road up since I was kind of off course. Anyway, hooked up with singletrack that brought me to the picnic area and took the road up to sidewinder. Climbed up sidewinder to top and then took the road to the ranger station on the Chino Hills side, crossed the road and went up to pick up fenceline trail, rode that back to the equestrian center, road up Banes Ridge to pick up sidewinder for a fun finish.



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Review Date
February 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 5.00 votes

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Reviewed by: chockwald ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I reviewed Chino Hills State Park about 3 years ago, and have been riding there since 1989...back before full suspension bikes existed...back before the first Rock Shox. Couldn't help but notice Dick's recent review. I love it when someone reviews anything without really experiencing it. Dick rode a tiny fraction of the trails and singletrack (the most heavily ridden trails in the park) and gives his "expert opinion" about the whole park just oozing with his pre-existing bias against this area of town. There are around 70 miles of fire roads, and single track that he didn't bother to explore. For example, Baine Ridge single track...about 2.5 miles long.....3 steep dropouts....fast and furious. East Ridge.....about 6 miles long, and the most technically challenging single track in the park, and, for that matter, anywhere in So. Cal. Bovinian Delight....off of Southridge, just below San Juan Hill...about 2 miles long.....hair pin turns, fast, steep descents. Sidewinder....off of Baine Ridge singletrack....about 2 miles long, and very challenging. Skully Ridge fire road.....12% grades make difficult climbs, and amazing downhills...about 7.5 miles long. I could go on and on. I've actually taken the time to ride all the fire roads and single tracks. This park takes literally 6-7 rides to see it all, and that is was is so great about the park.....lot's of variety....not the same old trail week after week. If you are into "Free Riding", then this great Cross Country park is not for you....50% uphill, and 50% downhill with lot's of great cross country in between.

Recommended Route:
Enter on Chino Hills side off of Soquel Canyon Road. Take Baine Ridge fire road to top of hill and pick up Baine Ridge single track to Equestrian Staging area, and then on to Southridge fire road up to Four Corners, then to Raptor Ridge single track, which takes you back to the Ranger Station to Lower Alisio single track, and back up Baine Ridge and out of the park......total distance around 13+ miles.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Claremont Wilderness Park/Marshall Canyon...



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Review Date
November 25, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.50 of 5, 8.00 votes

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Reviewed by: dick slessig ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I suppose if you're unfortunate enough to live in nearby Brea or Chino, this would be an OK place to ride during the week. Granted, I didn't ride every trail - maybe there's some amazing singletrack squirrilled away somewherethat I didn't see. What I did see was the North Ridge trail from Carbon Canyon Rd. to 4 corners, Raptor Ridge trail to park HQ and a return via Telegraph Canyon. What I found was alot of middlin', occasionally grueling, occasionally fun fire roads interspersed with some brief sections of mildly engaging singletrack through moderately scenic, rolling grassy hills - kind of like Chesebro or Sycamore canyon without the really interesting parts and with crappy, inland empire air. Maybe worth a trip if you need a place to take the the wife and kids for some mellow peddlin', otherwise, you're probably better off spending your gas money on a trip up the Angeles Crest for some serious fun and scenery.

Recommended Route:
Angeles crest highway to Strawberry Peak.



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