Contact Number

  • (951) 780-6222

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

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

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

Park Activities

Yes
Dogs allowed only on paved roads and in campgrounds. Dogs not allowed on park trails.
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Museums
Family Programs
Geocaching
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding

Park Facilities

Trailer: 28 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 28 Feet
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available

Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

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

Welcome to Chino Hills State Park

Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern California, our park boasts over 14,000 acres of pristine wilderness, offering a sanctuary for both wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts alike. From breathtaking vistas to tranquil trails, Chino Hills invites you to explore, discover, and connect with the natural wonders that abound within its boundaries. Whether you're seeking a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or craving an adrenaline-fueled excursion, our park offers something for everyone.

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Basic Information

Click on the dropdown boxes to learn about the parks fees, accepted passes, park address, and operating hours.

Parking Fees

  • Regular: $10.00 per vehicle
  • Senior: $9.00 per vehicle (ages 62+)

Please pay kiosk attendant (credit card and cash accepted *exact change is appreciated) or with the Yodel parking app.

Passes

The following State Park Passes are accepted at Chino Hills State Park:

  • California Explorer Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass*
  • Golden Poppy Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass*
  • Golden Bear Pass**
  • Limited Use Golden Bear Pass (not valid Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day)*
  • Disabled Discount Pass (1/2 price day use and camping)**
  • Distinguished Veteran Pass
  • Library Pass (must have Library hang tag)
  • Adventure Pass (printout pass to place on your dash)

* Can be purachased at the Kiosk or Discovery Center

** Can be purchased at our Discovery Center or Sector Office (Riverside)

 

Winter Park Hours (October 1 through 1st Sunday of April)

  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Daily

Summer Park Hours (1st Sunday of April - September 30)

  • 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Daily

Discovery Center Hours

  • Winter Hours: Sat. & Sun. 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Summer Hours: Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Chino Sector Office Hours

  • Weekdays (Monday - Friday): 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Closed on Holidays

Main Park Entrence
4721 Sapphire Road
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Discovery Center
4500 Carbon Canyon Road
Brea, CA 92823

Chino Sector/Mailing Address
1879 Jackson St.
Riverside, CA 92504

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:. 

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.

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.


Warning! Park gates are locked after operating hours with no vehicle access in or out of the campground unless special arrangements are scheduled ahead of time.

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.

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. 

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 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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