Chino Hills SP
Chino Hills State Park is now open DAILY - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Interpretive Program: Guided Hike to Gilman Peak
May 11, 2013 - 9:00 AM - Saturday - at the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center
This several hour guided hike will be led by volunteer and Chino Hills State Park Intrepretive Association Board member Eric Johnson.
This hike will start at the Discovery Center and turn around at the highest point in the park, Gilman Peak (1,685 feet).
Please bring your hiking shoes, food, water, and sunscreen.
This event is free with your $5.00 parking fee.
BANE CANYON ROAD CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION
Click here for Bane Canyon Entrance
(Sapphire Road, Chino Hills) Construction/Closure Information
Closure Map and Posted Order
Visit the new Discovery Center!
Located at 4500 Carbon Canyon Road in Brea, CA
Offering visitor parking, restrooms, a meeting room and outdoor amphitheater with an upcoming interpretive trail and Exhibit Hall
Park fees are now only $5.00 for day use!
Chino Hills State Park is unique in that it provides refuge for both biodiversity and solitude to the visitors who enjoy their outdoor experiences. There is no other location in the LA Basin were people can drive a short distance and be swept away with scenic vistas, hike, bike or ride a horse on over 90 miles of trails. At 14,102 acres the park is managed as an open space habitat where all plant and animal life are protected.
For more information and updates please call: 951-780-6222
Chino Hills is also a place where people can escape the pressures of urban life and find peace and solitude in a natural setting. 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. Sixty miles of trails and fire roads also offer excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and native plants. Facilities consist of a picnic area, equestrian staging area, pipe corrals, a historic barn, water spigots and restrooms. Most of the trails accept multiple use. However, a few trails are designated for hiking only, because of safety issues or the potential for damage to habitat.
Location - Directions
Chino Hills State Park is nestled in the foothills surrounded by the communities of Corona, Chino Hills, Yorba Linda, and Brea. The State Routes 57, 71, 91, and 142 border or are the near the park for easy travelling and accessibility from almost anywhere in Southern California.
You can access the park and the trails from the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center located at 4500 Carbon Canyon Road in the city of Brea or from the Quarter Horse Drive Trailhead in the city of Yorba Linda. The Sapphire Road (Elinvar Road) entrance in Chino Hills is currently closed due to construction on Bane Canyon Road inside the park. Due to construction the Rolling M Campground, the equestrian staging area, and group campsites within the park are closed.
Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center - Brea
4500 Carbon Canyon Road (State Route 142)
Brea, California 92823
Quarter Horse Drive Trailhead - Yorba Linda
Quarter Horse Drive is located off of Fairmont Blvd. in the city of Yorba Linda.
Fairmont Blvd. intersects Yorba Linda Blvd. between Imperial Highway and the 91 freeway.
Sapphire Road - Chino Hills (Closed due to Construction)
The park entrance located off Sapphire Road (Elinvar Road) in Chino Hills is currently closed due to construction.
4721 Sapphire Road
Chino Hills, California 91709
Fees - Day-use: $5.00
Camping fees: Campground currently closed due to road construction.
Additional Vehicle (camping): Campground currently closed due to construction.
Park Closure - The park will close for 48 hours following rain of more than one quarter inch. High clay content in the soil causes “greased” trails and roads. Use during this time makes hiking, bicycling and equestrian activities hazardous and causes severe rutting of trail and road surfaces. The park is also closed during times of extreme fire danger.
Trails - For safety’s sake, stay on designated trails and don’t hike alone. Be aware of wildlife, especially rattlesnakes.
Dogs - Dogs are not allowed at Chino Hills State Park except at Bane Canyon Road, McLean Overlook, the Rolling M Ranch and in the campgrounds. They must be on leash at all times and are not allowed in the backcountry or on trails. Pets must not be left alone at any time. Dogs are not allowed at any other location.
Speed Limit - 15 mph for all vehicles and bicycles.
Vehicles off road - Motor vehicles may not be driven off road or in the back country.
Drinking Water - Available at the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center, the Rolling M Ranch area, and the Equestrian Staging area.
Smoking - Smoking is allowed in the campground only when campfires are also permitted.
Campfires - ARE NOT PERMITTED As of May 21, 2012
Trash - Pack it in, pack it out!
Weapons - Weapons of any kind are prohibited.
Collecting - Animals, plants, rocks, dirt and artifacts are protected by law and may not be disturbed or collected.
Nearby State Parks
California Citrus State Historic Park
9400 Dufferin Avenue
Riverside, California 92504
Lake Perris State Recreation Area
11 miles south of Riverside
17801 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, California 92571
- Hours of Operation:
October - March
8am-5pm 7 Days a Week
April - September
8am-7pm 7 Days a Week
Discovery Center open
Friday to Monday 10am-4pm
- Park Office Telephone:
Max Camper Length:
28 FeetMax Trailer Length
Please be advised some trails are in temporary closure due to erosion.
Hills For Everyone Trail is currently closed
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Daily
Bane Canyon Entrance (currently closed)
4721 Sapphire Road
Chino Hills, CA 91709
4500 Carbon Canyon Road
Brea, CA 92823
1879 Jackson St.
Riverside, CA 92504
Chino Hills SP Interpretive Association