Happy New Year! We start the year and the day with a hike seeing the sunrise in OC. Start from Redwood Grove to Chino Hills State Park!
DISTANCE & ELEVATION GAIN: about 3 to 8+ miles with minimal to 1000+ft gain; completed in about 1 to 3 hours.
GENERAL RATING/DIFFICULTY: Levels 1+ to 3 Easy to Moderate for distance, elevation and pace. Click RATING TABLE to learn more about hike levels
ROUTE: We will taking the trail starting from Wabash & Prospect to Redwood Grove first. After that, we head toward Chino Hills State Park on Telegraph, then up to South Ridge East, to Easy crossing, back to Telegraph and back to the trailhead.
The group goes shorter route will turn back when it starts getting uphill.
BRING: Adequate water (2 to 3 liters), hat, sunscreen, snack, layered clothing to adjust to climate change. Trekking Poles are not needed, but entirely optional for this hike.
DESCRIPTION: Chino Hills State Park is unique in that it provides refuge for both biodiversity and solitude to the visitors who enjoy their outdoor experiences. There is no other location in the LA Basin were people can drive a short distance and be swept away with scenic vistas, hike, bike or ride a horse on over 65 miles of trails. At 14,102 acres the park is managed as an open space habitat where all plant and animal life are protected.
FACILITIES: Facilities are located at the trailhead.
DIRECTIONS, PARKING & FEES: Create a printable map with directions from your starting point, by clicking on the map above. Please contact me if you have any difficulties doing so.
DOGS: Sorry, dogs are not permitted on the trails.
WEATHER: Rain on the day of, (or 48 hrs. prior to) will close the park and cancel the hike. Check weather conditions the day of HERE. (http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Yorba+Linda+CA+92887)
PHOTOS: from the past hikes on different trails
Mar 2013: https://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/photos/13466772/210916812/
January 2011: Photos (http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=1235573)
April 2011: Photos (http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=1333253)
PARK WEBSITE: LINK (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=648)
MAP OF THE PARK: BROCHURE (http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/648/files/ChinoHillsFinalWebLayout2016.pdf) (see page 5)
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