Chino Hills State Park (CHSP) is a great place to ride mountain bikes! The Park covers 14,102 acres of various topographies, but as the name implies, is mostly hills. Among these hills are over 90 miles of trails of various types from the wide dirt roads to the more technical single tracks. Even though there are some very steep hills where it is difficult sometimes to keep within the posted speed limit in the Park, please be careful. The speed limit is 15 mph on all of the roads and trails.
There are five trails in CHSP that are closed to bikes. They are:
- Gillman Trail
- Easy Street Trail
- Hills For Everyone Trail
- Water Canyon Trail
- The cutoff between Bobcat Ridge Trail and Scully Ridge Trail in the Water Canyon Natural Preserve section of the park.
If you are unfamiliar with CHSP the first thing you should do is get a online map or maps can usually be found within the park at the bulletin boards which are located at:
- Bane Canyon Entrance Kiosk
- Bane Canyon Overlook across from Equestrian Staging Area
- Above the Amphitheater at the Rolling M Ranch
- Rim Crest Park Entrance
- At the Discovery Center
Now that you have your map decide where you want to go. As you can see, the trails on the map are marked in miles from the Rolling M Ranch. You also have to decide where you want to start from.
- You may park outside of CHSP and ride in or park inside CHSP.
- Parking inside is $5.00 per vehicle. ($4.00 for seniors 62+)
- Make sure you have plenty of water with you and maybe an energy/protein bar or two. A first aid kit is not a bad idea either.
- Cell phone reception is spotty at best but there are a few hilltops where you can get a signal.
Things to look out for besides the beautiful views, are flora and fauna. Some of the flora: poison oak; and fauna: rattlesnakes, scorpions, bobcats and cougars. Please remember that this is their house; you are a visitor.