October - March
8am-5pm 7 Days a Week
April - September
8am-7pm 7 Days a Week
Chino Hills State Park
Max. Trailer Lengths
Trailer: Up to 28 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 28 Feet
October - March
Dogs allowed only on paved roads and in campgrounds. Dogs not allowed on park trails.
Driving Directions to Chino Hills SPThe park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire on the left, the park entrance is located on the right. 4721 Sapphire Road; Chino Hills, CA 91709
Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Drinking Water Available
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Click the Image below to visit our new "Wildflowers In The Park" page
Wildflowers in the Park
Chino Hills State Park is in bloom. Please enjoy the beautiful view but do not disturb the flowers and please stay on the trail. Watch the trail for snakes as it is now rattlesnake season.
With so many flowers and so many visitors, we have a few rules you need to follow so everyone can enjoy their visit.
- Do not pick the flowers!
- Please do not stop or park anywhere that is not a designated parking spot. Emergency vehicles need to be able to come and go as needed.
- All visitors must stay on designated trails/roads. Please do not walk off trail.
- Do not lay / sit / picnic in the flowers, once they are trampled, they are not available for everyone else to enjoy.
- Smoking is prohibited in Chino Hills State Park.
- Vehicles must stay on paved roads at all times.
- Speed limit in the park is 15 MPH unless otherwise posted.
- Be aware of wildlife, especially rattlesnakes!
- Collecting is prohibited – Animals, plants, flowers, rocks, dirt, and artifacts are protected by law and may not be disturbed or collected.
- Dogs are not allowed on trails in the park. They are permitted on Bane Canyon Rd. and at the Rolling M Ranch area.
- Bring water! Drinking water is available for sale at entrance Kiosk where you entered.
- Trash… Pack it in, pack it out.
- Do not pick the flowers!
To view these rules in multiple languages please see the following document: Multi-Language Wildflower Rules
The gates are locked in the evenings during the following hours:
5:00 pm October 1st - 1st Sunday in April
7:00 pm 1st Sunday in April - September 30th
Gates open at 8:00 am.
When gates are locked, there is no vehicle access into or out of the campground unless special arrangements are made by calling 951-780-6222 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
EMERGENCIES AFTER THE PARK IS CLOSED – CALL 911
Information regarding the gate closure is available at the park and online at the State Park website. While some campers may be inconvenienced by the nightly closure, an extra level of security is provided by eliminating vehicles driving in the park that are not associated with campers. Not having these vehicles in the park at night reduces the hazard to children and pedestrians, reduces noise, vandalism, and reduces opportunities for theft of camping gear.
Hills For Everyone Trail is currently closed
North Ridge Trail is closed between where it intersects at Telegraph Canyon Trailhead east to Gilman Trail.
View a FAQ sheet for North Ridge Trail
Passes for 2023
Golden Poppy and California Explorer will be available for purchase on the weekends at the Bane entrance.
Limited Golden Bear (senior), Golden Bear, Disabled Discount, Golden Poppy, and California Explorer Passes will available for purchase Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Discovery Center and weekdays at the Sector Office* from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
*Please call 951-780-6223 prior to visiting our office.
1879 Jackson St. Riverside, CA 92504
For additional information please visit: Annual & Special Pass Descriptions (ca.gov)
Tips to Safely Enjoy Chino Hills State Park Year Round
It is important for visitors to plan their outdoor adventure at Chino Hills State Park or any any other wilderness area appropriately. Simple actions such as taking plenty of water (1 gallon/per person/day) and food, and knowing that cell coverage is extremely limited or non-existent can help you be better prepared to safely enjoy the park.
Below you will find just a few tips to safely enjoy our wilderness park:
Cell Phone Use
- Cell phone coverage is spotty or nonexistent. Have a way to communicate if there is an emergency.
First Aid Kit
- Bring a first aid kit and become familiar with it.
- Leave an itinerary of your trip with a family member or friend with information such as name and age of hikers/campers, trailhead or campsite name and location, and expected return date.
- Make sure to have plenty of water and food for duration of your trip to avoid dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Check Weather. Weather can change instantly.
- Dress appropriately with layers of clothing and appropriate shoes such as hiking boots and close-toed shoes.
- Mark tents and ropes so they are visible at night.
- Keep it clean: pack it in & pack it out.
We offer fun events year round from guided hikes to star gazing.
Visit our Programs and Events Page for more about our exciting interpretive offerings.
Children's Outdoor Parks Passport
You can access the park and the trails from:.
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
The park entrance located at 4721 Sapphire Road (Elinvar Road) in Chino Hills
From SR71 head West on Soquel Canyon Road turn left onto Elinvar Rd.
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
E-bikes and other E-transport - The use of self-propelled or motorized bicycles, scooters, and skateboards are prohibited within the park boundaries, except paved portions of Bane Canyon Road.
Drones - The use of powered unmanned aircraft, drones, or other remote controlled aerial devices is prohibited within the park's boundaries.
Campfires - ARE NOT PERMITTED As of May 21, 2012
Park Closure - The park will close for at least 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, when the National Weather Service announces a Red Flag Warning.
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, the Rolling M Ranch day use area, the Rolling M. Ranch Campgrounds, and day use areas at the Discovery Center. 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 locations.
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. Vehicles are allowed on pavement and in designated parking lots only.
Drinking Water - Available at the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center, the Rolling M Ranch area, and the Equestrian Staging area.
Smoking - Smoking is not allowed
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.
Chino Hills SP Posted Orders:
The 2 most common rattlesnakes you will see here are the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake and the Red Diamond Rattlesnake. The Southern Pacific Rattlesnake is the one you will most likely run into in the park. If you do see a rattlesnake while hiking, stop and wait until the snake leaves the area. It has mostly likely felt you coming from the vibrations you've made walking on the trail. If it doesn't leave, turn around and notify a park employee or volunteer. Snakes are more willing to leave you alone and find something more manageable to strike and eat (unless you try to take a selfie with it). Notify a park employee so that the snake can be returned to a more suitable location to live. Do not try to relocate or pickup the snake yourself.
Please use the links in the Park Regulations section above for additional information
No E-bikes or Dogs on dirt trails. No use of drones in the park. No picking or disturbing of the wildflowers. No wood-burning or charcoal fires.