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Chino Hills Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (30) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop ride to get the most out of Chino Hills.


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Map Key

20.0

Miles

32.2

KM

50%

Singletrack

1,631' 497 m

High

632' 193 m

Low

2,855' 870 m

Up

2,854' 870 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

This is a great route that mixes a fair amount of quality climbing and takes advantage of the best singletrack riding Chino has to offer.

It would be even better if the west entrance of North Ridge was open. To get around the closure, this ride heads up Telegraph Canyon and hooks up with North Ridge via Sycamore Trail.

Singletrack highlights include McDermont Singletrack, Raptor Ridge, Faultline Trail, Aliso Canyon Trail, Bane Ridge Trail, and Bovinian Delight Trail.

Description

This ride starts at the Rim Crest entrance but could also be started from Carbon Canyon Park or even the east ranger station entrance. From Rim Crest, get onto South Ridge and head west (left) up a steep but short climb towards the glider station. Past the glider station, kick it into a bigger gear and enjoy the fast roll-overs to Telegraph Canyon.

Head east on Telegraph Canyon up the canyon a few miles and keep an eye out for the Sycamore Trail signpost. Turn left onto Sycamore Trail and settle in to a steady, sometimes steep, climb up to North Ridge.

Turn right onto North Ridge and follow it all the way to the top of McDermont Singletrack. Take this high-speed singletrack down to Telegraph Canyon and turn left to get to Four Corners.

From Four Corners, take Raptor Ridge, until it turns into a fire road (after a short climb) and continue down 100 yards until you come to a singletrack entrance on the left, which is Faultline Trail. Faultline Trail is a great, high-speed, toboggan-run like singletrack that drops into a fire road, just short of the east ranger station.

Once on the fire road, watch for a quick left (and take it) onto another fire road that turns into Aliso Canyon Trail. Plan for some good singletrack climbing that meanders up until you get to a "T" intersection at Sidewinder Trail.

Turn left onto Sidewinder Trail and ride until you come to another "T." Turn right and enjoy the amazing Bane Ridge Trail, which is a mix of semi-technical drops, sweeping turns, and high-speed, downhill sections before dumping you into the Equestrian Staging Area.

Once in the open staging area, make a quick right and look for the Equestrian Center Connector singletrack, which connects the equestrian center with the main road to the ranger station.

Turn left on the main (paved) road, make another left at the "T," and work your way to the South Ridge fire road entrance on the right, and climb your way to Telegraph Spur, and turn right to get you back to Four Corners.

To finish this ride, take the Bovinian Delight Trail from Four Corners back onto South Ridge and head west back to Rim Crest.

Contacts

Shared By:

Rick Gerardi with improvements by Ashley Seaward

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 30 votes

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in Yorba Linda

#682

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  3.8 from 30 votes
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Photos

View down the north ridge.
Mar 19, 2021 near Los Ser…, CA
Faultline, baby!
Mar 22, 2016 near Los Ser…, CA
Its a rare day you don't see brother coyote along this route...CHSP version of the Coyote & the Roadrunner.
Mar 22, 2016 near Los Ser…, CA
Lui V. 'Rip'–ing Raptor's rock garden!
May 27, 2016 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
A purple bell blossoms along the South Ridge Trail.
Mar 12, 2017 near Los Ser…, CA

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Apr 22, 2022
Kevin Hu
Apr 1, 2022
L A
Jun 1, 2021
Justin Howe
Fairly overgrown at this point. 23mi — 3h 18m
Apr 18, 2021
Christina Wu
Mar 27, 2021
Sag Sub
12mi
Feb 15, 2021
J Hensley
West to East on Telegraph also Raptor Ridge and misc. Recon run, trails are perfect and canyon is beautiful 21mi — 2h 11m
Jan 22, 2021
Paul Vega
So much fun ... this is a gravel dream with so many trails. I'm new to the scene but absolutely loved it. 16.8mi
Nov 11, 2020
Pat Jennings
16.5mi