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For Immediate Release: 4/21/2015

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Chino Hills State Park Entrance Road Scheduled to Open in June

CHINO HILLS, Calif. - The new entrance road into Chino Hills State Park is anticipated to open in June 2015 for public access.

The improved route, also known as Bane Canyon entrance, will provide year-round access for park visitors. Bicyclists, equestrians and pedestrians who once shared the undeveloped dirt road (historically a cattle rancher route) with vehicles, will find vehicle traffic has been removed from the “trail” and directed onto the newly paved route.

Other project improvements include:

A contact station and wheelchair accessible scenic overlooks.

Vehicle traffic was removed from sensitive habitat areas and protects threatened and endangered species which inhabit the park throughout the year.

Accommodation for school busses, as well as camping and horse trailers towed by park users.

Traffic calming measures to encourage a slower, more enjoyable entry into the natural open space.

The opening of the road will also include the re-opening of a 20-site developed campground, amphitheater and Rolling M Ranch historic zone. Future plans for the park include improvements to the group camp and horse camping facilities, a group picnic facility and improve the Northridge Trail.

The project first broke ground in August 2012. Previously, the primitive road limited access to busses and trailers and was closed when the park received rain ¼” or more due to the slippery clay composition of the soil.

The Bane Canyon Entrance is accessed from Sapphire Road in the City of Chino Hills. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. October through March, and 8 7 p.m. April through September.

For more information on the park, please visit Chino Hills State Park.

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