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Chino Hills Telegraph Canyon via South Ridge

Intermediate
 3.5 (8)

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


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Map Key

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

Local Club: SHARE Mountain Bike Club

Dec 28, 2022: In it together

Nov 14, 2022: Know before you go

Nov 13, 2022: Can ya dig it?

Land Manager: California State Parks: Chino Hills

Shared By:

Steve Larson with improvements by Kristen Lane

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  3.5 from 8 votes

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Photos

Lui V. 'Rip'–ing Raptor's rock garden!
May 27, 2016 near Los Ser…, CA
A purple bell blossoms along the South Ridge Trail.
Mar 12, 2017 near Los Ser…, CA
The sun sets over the day's final scene in Chino Hills State Park.
Mar 12, 2017 near Los Ser…, CA
Ready to rock... Raptor on my Ripley.
Mar 22, 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

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Check-Ins

Jan 28, 2023
Bobby Lee
Mar 19, 2022
Jesus Flores
Jan 16, 2022
Donald Sewell
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