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Chino Hills Telegraph Canyon via South Ridge

Intermediate
 3.4 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Great loop that includes singletrack and a trip through the campground.


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18.0

Miles

29.0

KM

10%

Singletrack

1,718' 524 m

High

476' 145 m

Low

2,103' 641 m

Up

2,102' 641 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

No dogs allowed in the park.

Overview

Chino Hills State Park has over 60 miles of trails that work their way through the park. This route uses the main fire road (Telegragh Canyon) and picks up the Raptor Ridge singletrack at Four Corners and drops into the campground. The climb out of the campground on the South Ridge fire road is steep in places.

Need to Know

Parking is $5.00 at the Discovery Center located at 4500 Carbon Canyon Road.

Description

Although this ride is mostly on dirt road, it's a nice cruise through the state park, and worth checking out.

Telegraph Canyon is a gentle climb that passes through Oak trees and along a creek (dry most of the time). Be aware that poison oak is very prevalent in the park. There are several ways to rejoin Telegraph Canyon from South Ridge if the climb on South Ridge takes its toll.

Contacts

Shared By:

Steve Larson with improvements by Kristen Lane

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 7 votes

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Photos

Lui V. 'Rip'–ing Raptor's rock garden!
May 27, 2016 near Los Ser…, CA
Steve F. attempting the gnarly-bit on my vintage cruiser
Mar 22, 2016 near Los Ser…, CA
South Ridge to Bovinian Delight to Four Corners.
Jun 28, 2016 near Yorba L…, CA
The sun sets over the day's final scene in Chino Hills State Park.
Mar 12, 2017 near Los Ser…, CA
Lupine grow in abundance atop South Ridge.
Mar 12, 2017 near Los Ser…, CA
The blooms are finally here! Yet, all the poppy flowers were closed.
Mar 12, 2017 near Los Ser…, CA

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Check-Ins

Dec 27, 2020
BTosz Roz
Yo!!!!! I need to get in shape. Fun ride. Raptor Ridge is the bomb! — 2h 06m
Oct 24, 2020
Franky Romo Rizo
Lone rider — 5h 00m
Jul 7, 2019
ERIC BONO
Jun 1, 2019
Jefren Ofiaza
Mar 25, 2019
Steven Self
Mar 17, 2019
Davy Sum Darren
lots of bugs..ingested a mouthful on the way down. Even went under my sun glasses but still better than a good day at work. 12.8mi — 1h 20m
Jan 25, 2019
Edwin Lee
18mi
Nov 24, 2018
Hakan Gürcan