Chino Hills State Park

Phone Number

(951) 780-6222

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: Up to 28 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 28 Feet

Park Hours

October - March
8am-5pm 7 Days a Week

April - September
8am-7pm 7 Days a Week

Dogs Allowed?

Dogs allowed only on paved roads and in campgrounds. Dogs not allowed on park trails.

Driving Directions to Chino Hills SP

The 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
Discovery Center at Brea: 4500 Carbon Canyon; Brea, CA 92823

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.

Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Drinking Water Available

Red Flag Closure Notice Saturday 12/9/23-12/10/23

The park is closed Due to Adverse Trail Conditions  Caused by Red Flag Warning  California code of regulations  Title 14 - Section 4326(a)



The park and trails will reopen when the red flag warning has ended.

For more information about red flag warnings and current forcast

please visit the NOAA website below:

NOAA Red Flag Weather Forecast  

Park Closure for Chino Hills State Park (Red Flag Fire Conditions) 12-9-23 - 12-10-23


Hello Park Visitors,


The National Weather Services has issued a "Red Flag Warning Declaration" for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties due to high winds and low humidity.   This begins on Saturday morning and ends late Sunday afternoon.   Chino Hills State Park will be closed during this time for public safety.  


Question:  Why can't I use the park during a red flag condition?   

Answer:  Chino Hills State Park has had catastrophic wildfires during the last 30 years.  Many of these fires occurred during low humidity with Santa Ana influenced winds.  If a fire breaks out under these conditions and you are hiking there is no where for you to seek safe shelter.  Fires in the park spread rapidly and unpredictably.  Rescue personnel can not access you as most of our fires can only be battled using air resources.  Do not risk your life.


Question:  Does this mean the park is closed?

Answer:  Yes, the park is closed.  The Campground at Bane Canyon and the Discovery Center on the Orange County side of the park is also closed to visitation.  

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Trail Closures:

Please be advised that the following trails are closed due to erosional damage and hazardous conditions:

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

Please Remember:


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 909-597-7619 7 days a week 8:30 am- 4:30 pm or  951-780-6222 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


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. 


Park Information:

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.

Outdoor Plan

  • 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.

Self-Guided Activities

Children's Outdoor Parks Passport

Junior Ranger Adventure Guide

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:. 

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:



Rattlesnake SignAre there any rattlesnakes?   -    The answer is, "Yes!"

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.

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Important Information

 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.

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