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  • Carbon Canyon Park - #CarbonCanyonPark

    Socal - Orange County - Brea NickNames: #CarbonCanyonPark

    Take the 57 Fwy to Lambert Rd. Head East on Lambert Rd. until it turns into Carbon Canyon Rd. (142). The entrance to Carbon Canyon Park is on the right-hand side, (approx. 3 mi. East of the 57 Fwy). There is parking inside the park for a few bucks. Ride your bike to the east-most end of the park. At the end of the parking lot, there is a dirt trail that initially runs along Lambert until you get to a gate. Go around the gate and continue riding until you get to a second gate. You are now at a point where the trail splits 2 ways. Continuing straight would take you to Telegraph Canyon. Turning left takes you up North Ridge. Thomas Guide page 709 & 710 Also see Chino Hills State Park in Orange & San Bernardino County


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    • Trail UpdateNorthridge Trail-I rode the Northridge Trail on Tuesday (June 14) and noticed that the trails have been flattened/widened near the Sycamore junction. I assume this is in preparation for the fire season, but the churned up dirt is slushy (like sand), which is a pain the the butt to climb thru. On Friday, I noticed the entrance to the Northridge Trail from the Carbon Cyn side has a signed posted that reads, "Not a through trail". I have no idea what that means; not sure if they have closed off part of the trail for more fire prep. Please post a response if you know the status of the Northridge Trail.
      MTB FUN a 38 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Stump Jumper from Chino Hills, CA

      Posted:06/19/2011

    • Trail UpdateMountain Lions Spotted...-Was on the Brea side of the trail this morning and stopped when I saw three mountain lions lounging on the trail. Just wanted to let other rides know.. Be careful and have fun.
      Jesus Ocana a 38 year old

      Posted:12/10/2009

    • Trail UpdateNice Views, Kinda Crappy Trails-Went Riding With The Owner Of Surf City Cyclery Today (Surf City Cyclery Is Off Of Edinger In Huntington Beach). Went Up Telegraph To 4 Corners Then Took The Overgrown Single Track Know As "Hills For Everyone" (Which Was Overgrown To The Point That The Trail Couldn't Be Seen To S. Ridge Then Back To The Parking Lot. All The Trails But S. Ridge Have Deep Sand Everywhere. Most Likely Due To The Fires That Ravaged The Canyon Back In November. And Some Spots In S. Ridge Had A Terrible Camber, Right Turn With It Sloping To The Left Which Pulls You Into The Really Deep Ruts On The Side. Watch For The Construction Which Pushes Out Onto The Canyon Road. But Overall It Was A Fun Ride, And The Wildlife Bounced Back Big Time. Big Beautiful Hills Of Wild Mustard.
      E-Villa a 16 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a 2009 Specialized Enduro

      Posted:04/30/2009

    • Trail UpdateN. Rdg / Raptors / 3Bís / S. Rdg-Road this loop today. Conditions really good. Actually expected a little firmer conditions with the light rain early in the week. Telegraph still closed. Beautiful weather (mid 70ís in November!) and great conditions made for a great workout!
      El Salt riding a Blue

      Posted:11/13/2005

    • Trail UpdateTrail Repairs??-How did the trail repairs go on 6-5-05? Also are there going to be any upcoming repair dates? I want to help get this trail up and running. Or is it?
      Lance a 25 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a MC Rumble from La Habra

      Posted:08/03/2005

    • Trail UpdateChino Hills State Park-Trail clearing Saturday June 11 at 8:00 AM
      Meet at the equestrian staging area wear clothes for brushing. Bring water (camelback works good) tools and lunch provided
      VooDoo Man a 48 year old Weekend Warrior riding a VooDoo Wanga from Anaheim

      Posted:06/07/2005

    • Trail UpdateI rode Northridge to Four Points and back through Telegraph Canyon. The way it stands: North rim is washed out in two places and muddy in number of locations. Telegraph Canyon Trail is flooded just West of four points, has three major and two minor debris flows and mud slides crossing, and washed out in seven locations. Some of the wash outs are 30 ft wide and 6 ft deep. It will be a long while before this trail is repaired.

      Posted:02/28/2005

    • Trail UpdateStill Closed-You can see a chunk of northridge missing from carbon canyon road. Telegraph is supposedly washed out in a few places too.
      DK a Cross-Country Rider riding a Giant from Brea

      Posted:02/04/2005

    • Trail UpdateIs It Open-anyone know if Telegraph or Northridge trail are open? starting from carbon canyon park.
      a Cross-Country Rider riding a trent's mom from Brea call center

      Posted:01/28/2005

    • Trail UpdateTrail Work On June 5th-Come out and help fix the problem!

      Click the link below.
      GC URL: CHSP Trail work

      Posted:05/07/2004

    • Trail UpdateOvergrown-Northridge, Telegraph and southridge are fine and dandy they have been recently graded, but some of the other fire road and singletrek like raptor ridge are overgrown with that tall grass that hurts when you hit it too hard. It was a clear day and ther were some great views.
      Ride rating: Beginner
      uhkuhjillion a 28 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a M5 HT from pasdena

      Posted:05/06/2004

    • Trail UpdateNorth And South Ridge Good-The rains have washed out most of the dust. And added some ruts and rocks. Parts of south ridge has a lot of ruts from ranger's truck tires. But still both trails are good, and as always, free of all the traffic that the lightweights on telegraph deal with.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 24 miles Elevation change: 2000+
      Singletrack=5% Dirt Road=95%
      KeepItSimple a 40 year old Weekend Warrior riding a OldSchool Steel Frame No Suspension from Brea

      Posted:03/26/2004

    • Trail UpdateChino Hills / Carbon Canyon...-Went up on the 14th, left my house sunny & clear, got to Chino Hills and froze my @$$ off!! It's all good though, once you get riding for an hour your good to go & all thawed out. Started out doing telegraph to the four corners and then headed up the single track to south ridge. Nice and warm up on those there hills! Didn't want to come down! Anyway came down south ridge & cut across I think it was bovine or easy or t street or something like that... walked it because it's a hiker trail not a biker trail. met back with telegraph and headed back to the cars. Not too b-a-d for a sunday stroll around the park. Beautiful day... beautiful people... it's all good!! :)
      Ride distance: 14 Elevation change:
      D a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:03/15/2004

    • Trail UpdateHOLY $H!T... PEOPLE!!-March 7, 2004, parked off of Lambert and did Telegraph to the 4-corners picnic bench. I have never ever seen that many people up there before! EVER! Anyway I was a great day to be out, the trail was really clean considering the rains we had. There were a few puddles, but they had way's around them so it was no big deal. Just a ton of people to watch out for going up and coming down. Unfortunately I am outta shape so after I got to the picnic bench I looked up at South ridge and decided to save that for next time. Great ride though, met a lot of cool fellow bikers!!
      D a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a TREK Fuel 90 WSD from Glendora

      Posted:03/11/2004

    • Trail UpdateFERRIS BUELERS DAY OFF-Couldn't let this beautiful weather go to waste so I decided to play hookie and try a new trail. Did a figure 8 loop around the park starting @ Rim Crest. Trails are in good condition. Great ride for the hardtail. Mental note: wear sunscreen so it won't look like I was out in the sun all day when I was supposed to be in bed.
      Ride distance: miles 21 Elevation change:
      miznax

      Posted:01/16/2004

    • Trail UpdateCarbon Canyon To Telegraph-'Twas slightly confusing to find the entrance to Telegraph from the Carbon Canyon entrance, just head along CC Road and you'll see it though. Great mellow ride today, with some good wildlife sightings: hawks, a coyote and two rattlers. The only thing that kept this from being very satisfying was the constant, loud and irritating roar of machinery up on the hillside. I'm sure the wildlife must love that. I'm sure the developers won't be happy until every square inch surrounding Chino is paved under and there is a concession stand at 4 Corners.
      Ride distance: 8 miles Elevation change: small
      Dirt Road=100%
      Disgruntled Old Goat a 33 year old Cross-Country Rider from Long Beatch

      Posted:11/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateGreat Day-Started at 8:00 this morning from the dam. Sun was up already but it didn't get too warm as I went up Telegraph Canyon. The trail was fast-rolling hardpack, except for a few soft spots. I spotted some snake tracks across the trail, but I kept my eyes peeled and didn't see any; only squirrels scampering away as I got closer. All the water crossings were dry except for one. Got to Four Corners around 9:00. Raptor Ridge and Bovinian Delight singletracks both called to me, but I decided to save them for next time (props to SHARE MTB group for cleaning up the trail, BTW).

      After a little breather, I made my controlled descent back and nearly ran over a squirrel. Riding rigid, I had to keep my speed down because the bumps I rode on the way up were punishing my hands on the way down. Near the bottom, I passed several lady equestrians and got back to the parking lot, back up the dam, and finally back to my car. Total time 1:40. Still a great workout ride.

      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 18 miles Elevation change: dunno
      Dirt Road=95% Paved Path=5%
      Terraphilia a 28 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Old Diamondback Rigid SS from Norwalk, CA

      Posted:08/22/2003

    • Trail UpdateThey Moved-to Los Alamitos and lasted a few month more and then folded.
      Too bad.

      Posted:07/08/2003

    • Trail UpdateNot Related But-does anyone knows what happen to Downey Cyclery.
      Are they still open?

      pack wolf a 42 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Trek 8000 from Fullerton

      Posted:07/07/2003

    • Trail UpdateYou Crazy Guys You...-you are riding in Chino Hills State Park, not Carbon Canyon Park. Once you cross through the gate at the bottom of Telegraph/North Ridge you are standing in CHSP. Keep the updates coming though, it helps to know the trail conditions of my (and many others) local ride!
      Pedal! Pedal! Pedal!
      Markus Headlaunch a 32 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Fisher from Yorba Linda

      Posted:07/03/2003

    • Trail UpdateNorth & South Ridge-Ditto on the last posting. We started up North Ridge yesterday early evening and turned back on the first climb. Ended up doing Telegraph and South Ridge. South Ridge was rideable, but was still pretty ugly in spots.

      Posted:07/02/2003

    • Trail UpdateNorth And South Ridge-I rode these trails on Sunday 6/29 and both are in poor condition. Northridge is not even worth riding. The cut of from Northridge (scymore ridge?) to Telegraph is also not worth going down. South ridge was a big disappointment. I loved that trail...
      We need a couple of good rain storms to get these trails back to good conditions.
      Time to find another ride that is close by any suggestions?
      trek man a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a trek 8000 from fullerton

      Posted:06/30/2003

    • Trail UpdateNorth Ridge-I rode this yesterday afternoon and they've graded it in the past few days. North Ridge is now in terrible shape - very sandy and difficult to ride. Don't waste your time. Telegraph is still fine.
      Flatlander a 33 year old riding a Specialized M4 Hardtail from YL

      Posted:06/26/2003

    • Trail UpdateThanks For The Map....-It will come in handy the next time up.
      Billy Bob a 26 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Trek from West Covina

      Posted:04/13/2003

    • Trail UpdateHere's A Map For Ya...-Billy Bob, copy and paste the link, hope it's what you're looking for. And, THANKS to the guy below for the location of the dam. Cheers and happy trails to everyone!
      Kam a 27 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Custom Peyto SS from L.A. URL: Chino Hills Trail Map

      Posted:04/13/2003

    • Trail UpdateRogue Rider & Smashingduck-Great ride....Went riding at 6pm on Friday and was able to get an hour of riding before the sun went down.
      This time change is great for after work riding. Trail was dry & hard packed w/ some mud puddles.
      Need some help finding a Map of the carbon canyon trails to explore new territory!!! Can someone give me a web site or a place to find one, also some maps of other trails in the Los Angeles area.
      26 year old Beginner from WC.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Billy Bob a 26 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Trek 8000 from West Covina

      Posted:04/13/2003

    • Trail UpdateThe Dam-Near the Carbon Canyon entrance to the West you will find the intersection of Lambert/Carbon Canyon and Valencia. At that intersection Lambert is to the west but changes names and becomes Carbon Canyon to the
      east. Just south on Valencia is another odd name-changing intersection Birch/Rose and Valencia. Birch goes west and Rose goes southeast. Follow Rose southeast around the bend and park on Vesuvious You will see the trailhead across the street as you turn onto Vesuvious. It's pretty well marked. Alternative.. off of Imperial Hwy .. turn north on Rose and look for Vesuvious.


      Newport Coaster a zillion year old Weekend Warrior riding a Caloi Sigma 4 - GT LTS3000 - Kona Manomano from Placentia

      Posted:04/05/2003

    • Trail UpdateWhere Is The Dam?-hey fellas...i've seen that a few people start at a dam and ride to the trailhead at the carbon canyon entrance. where is this dam? i usually start my ride at the parking lot and ride up northridge on my single speed and i'd love to start at the dam to get a nice little warm up before the climbing. what's the best way to get to the dam via the 57 freeway???
      thanks in advance if anyone can shed some light on this.

      Ride distance: miles Elevation change:
      Kam a 27 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Custom Peyto SS from L.A.

      Posted:04/04/2003

    • Trail UpdateNice Ride-Nice ride, nice breeze not many people, 2 horses, some hikers and one other biker. The trail (telegraph) was in great shape. Saw a rabbit and a tarantuala on the trail thought that was kinda strange.
      Ride rating: Novice
      Nick a 32 year old Weekend Warrior riding a GT Avalanche from Arcadia

      Posted:04/04/2003

    • Trail UpdateWwwwwindy!-Me and a buddy started from the Dam and headed to North Fork. It was my first time up this way and the first couple of miles were rough for me with the constant climbing and the steep grades. But after that, I settled into a groove and climbed more steadily. I really pushed my limits on this ride. And my buddy was doing the whole thing on platform pedals! The wind was blowing hard right at us, with gusts almost blowing me off the trail. Trail was loose and sandy in some areas, but for the most part, excellent.

      We dropped down into Telegraph Canyon from MacDermot (sp?) up to the Main Divide to take a breather. The wind was blowing constantly. The mustard has grown fiercely throughout the whole park, hiding singletrack like Raptor Ridge and Bovinian Delight from view.

      Afterwards, we went down Telegraph Canyon and had to cross three large mud puddles. There was no one on the trail except the occasional hiker and equestrian. It was obvious the rangers had done some trail work because there were 'dozer treads everywhere, making some spots loose. All in all, great ride on this beautiful day! Stay safe out there, and don't forget to thank your park ranger for keeping the trails in shape.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 18 miles Elevation change: Lots
      Terraphilia a 27 year old Weekend Warrior riding a GT XCR I-drive from Norwalk, CA

      Posted:03/28/2003

    • Trail UpdateNorth Ridge-Took my new bike out for a break-in at Carbon Canyon on Sunday- almost no one on the trails, but then again the Laker game was on the tube... ;) If you stay left past the North Ridge/Telegraph Road fork you get a little single track fun, but it ends rather abruptly. So we turned around and headed up North Ridge for a bit. A few ruts here and there, but nothing drastic by any stretch of the imagination. Came back down and went up Telegraph Road, but I snapped my bike chain before we got very far up the hill. Hrm... new bike and a snapped chain already! Anyway- it was my first time out there, and if anyone knows where I can find some good single track off the main trail I'd appreciate it... Peace!
      Durty Boy a 32 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Motobecane X4B 6.0 from Anaheim

      Posted:06/11/2002

    • Trail UpdateI went out there for the first time in a while and man is the trail smooth. The park servace graded North Ridge and most of the others. Get it while it is good. No skidding means no studder bumbs, so stay of the brakes.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 12 miles Elevation change:
      Dirt Road=100%
      Red Beard a 28 year old Downhiller riding a Giant piece from Brea

      Posted:09/10/2001

    • Trail UpdateIs There Any....-Is there any groups that meet at Carbon canyon for rides? Or is there anyone willing to let me tag along? hehe... Just getting back into XC'n, been 4 years. But I can deal with the technical stuff, im just a little out of shape. hehe... well can someone email me the 411 on this park?
      allstate a 21 year old riding a K2 Zed Firebird from Diamond Bar .com

      Posted:09/06/2001

    • Trail UpdateLooking For Riding Partner-I'm a weekend warrior and I'm looking for someone around my age to ride with. I'm very familiar with the area, and have ridden every trail on both bike and horseback.

      Email me
      Mtnbikecowboy a 17 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Full suspension from Los alamitos

      Posted:04/26/2001

    • Trail UpdateNorth Ridge Open-North Ridge was closed because of some 12-18" ruts. I wish they'd left them, for interest sake, but we couldn't have someone getting injured now, could we? North Ridge is now open, but the surface between the West entrance and Sycamore Trail is bladed, cat-tracked, and crumbled. Not a pleasant riding surface! But at lest you can get a good climb again.
      Mtncranker a 48 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Titus from La Mirada

      Posted:03/31/2001

    • Trail UpdateCarbon Canyon-What is up with all of the North Ridge trails being closed? I was all ready for a long climb and then a quick decent on some single track but the entrance to all the North Ridge trails were closed off. Can someone give a good reason? Other than that the ride was great. Got there when the park opened at 7:00 and returned at about 10:00. Rode up to four corners then the single track to the right up to the fire road and back down. A great day for a ride. Trails were in good condition, a little loose in some sections but fast.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 12 Elevation change: n/a
      Singletrack=10% Dirt Road=90%
      Robbie a 32 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Specialized Stumpjumper from La Verne

      Posted:03/26/2001

    • Trail UpdateReply To #12-If you want a real thrill, try the run called "Death's window", it's a shear cliff on one side, and a rock wall on the other. It's only about 2 feet wide, so be careful. I went by horseback the first time, and it scared me shitless, so go for it. Oh yeah, when you're on your descent, watch out for that random tree laying in the path....
      If anyone wants someone to ride with, drop me some mail

      Ride rating: Advanced
      Ride distance: ~ 10 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=60% Dirt Road=40%
      Baker a 17 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Specialized Rock Hopper from Seal Beach

      Posted:03/13/2001

    • Trail UpdateCarbon Canyon-this is to reply to the message below:the trails i speak of are all legal riding trails.you really have to dig deep and go for it!

      Posted:01/16/2001

    • Trail UpdateSounds like more illegal trails. Someones working on getting Aliso closed to MTB, lets see if we can get Carbon Canyon closed also.

      Posted:11/01/2000

    • Trail UpdateChino Hills-hey everybody some great single track HIDDEN single track at the park,you must work to find it happy trails

      Posted:10/31/2000

    • Trail UpdateNorthridge Up, Northridge Down-Went out for a nice, quick ride. Rode up Northridge-immediate left as you cross the gate. The trail is in good shape. Definetly harder packed than most of the trails in OC. Rode up to the first cattle crossing, exactly three miles if you reset from the yellow starting gate on Lambert. Turned around for a nice downhill run. Watch out for the wildlife, a bobcat jumped in and out of the trail a couple of times.

      Ride hard, ride fast!!!
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 6 miles Elevation change:
      Dirt Road=100%
      Big Joe a 25 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a GT Hardtail from Fullerton

      Posted:08/08/2000

    • Trail UpdateCorrection To The Last Update--Whoops! It says 95% singletrack - It should be 95% DIRT ROAD and 5% PAVED!!!! SORRY!!
      JR

      Posted:08/06/2000

    • Trail UpdateBrush With Nature On Telegraph-I was out for a relaxing morning cruise on Telegraph Canyon trail with a female friend of mine. We were meandering along a tad south of the Little Canyon connector and I guess I ran over a coiled rattler. I didn't even see the snake but my partner said I nailed him square across the neck. She said it was about an inch in diameter so it must have been a fairly young snake. So anyway, I just posted this because I wanted to remind everybody to watch where you are when you get off your bike - even on such a heavily travelled trail as Telegraph Canyon. Other than that, with the exception of having less cow pies to bunny hop (odd? where'd they all go?), this Saturday's ride on Telegraph was just like any other.
      Ride rating: Beginner
      Singletrack=95% Dirt Road=5%
      JR a 30 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek OCLV from Cypress, CA

      Posted:08/06/2000

    • Trail UpdateNorth Ridge And Telegraph Back!-The Regulators MTB Club from Los Angeles (www.ClubMTB.com) rode this trail an dhad a blast. We were about 15 guys tackling the climb and tearing up the ride back. We did it last week and had no problems until we ran into about a hundred horses. Horses Suck!.... especially when they take a dump. But we were nice to the people (old people) on them. We smiled and walked our monster bikes past them. we dont want to give mountain biker a worse name. I am ranting.

      The trail was in good condition and we rule. The ride back down Telegraph was fast and with few hikers. That was a good thing, because we would have probably hurt someone at the speed we were doing.

      If you want to join us check us out at www.clubmtb.com
      Later,
      George
      Ride rating: Novice
      Ride distance: 8 miles Elevation change:
      Singletrack=5% Dirt Road=95%
      George a 31 year old Weekend Warrior riding a GT XCR 3000 from Boyle Heights

      Posted:06/25/2000

    • Trail UpdateNorth Ridge/Telegraph Cyn-Moist but firm, no rocks or sand, some water in T-Cyn. Started up North Ridge, once we reached the summit we turned right on some singletrack, which began a nice descent into T-Cyn. Steep at first, keep yer a$$ way back and moderate constant brake pressure (unless you're nuts, then just let it ride). Levels out to some sweepers left and right, ends up in T-Cyn. Fast ride down T-Cyn to the trailhead through a few water crossings, and one last almost knee-deep pool between the first and second gates. Intermediate for the steep singletrack in the middle which takes some balls to clean fast.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Singletrack=75% Dirt Road=25%
      Stabone a 25 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek 7000 from Redondo Beach

      Posted:02/01/2000

    • Trail UpdateRe: Don't Be Cheap!-A small clarification: Carbon Canyon Regional Park is a COUNTY park. Chino Hills, where all the riding is, is a STATE park. I may be wrong, but I don't think the money from parking in the county park benefits the state park. I believe that only the fees from parking down by the ranger station in the park's interior go toward Chino Hills. Still, it's a good thing to pay for the parking, since that cash is funneled into the county parks system, which operates Aliso/Wood Canyons, Whiting Ranch, etc.
      OverDaBars a 31 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Santa Cruz Superlight from Placentia

      Posted:01/10/2000

    • Trail UpdateDon't Be Cheap!-If you start this trail from the Carbon Canyon Park side, suppor the park and pay the few bucks to get in instead of parking on Carbon Canyon road. Everybody wants to ride the trail but nobody wants to help pay for it.
      Antanas a 32 year old Die-hard Enthusiast

      Posted:01/10/2000

    • Trail UpdateGet A Map, Geronimo-The place is full of single track. You just gotta open your eyes and look, or maybe stop somebody that knows the place and ask for directions. What do you want, a big green sign that says "Bike HERE?" Maybe you should stick to the freeway.

      Posted:07/01/1999

    • Trail UpdateCARBON CANYON BITES MAN.... THAT PLACE IS BEST SUITED FOR A MORNING WALK WITH GRANDMA. ALL IT IS IS A DIRT ROAD, NO SINGLE TRACK.. WELL ACTUALLY I COULDN'T BOTHER WITH LOOKING FOR ONE. AS SOON AS I SPOTTED ONE. THE BIG SIGN SAID TRAIL FOR HIKER & HORSES ONLY.. WOOPY !! YAHOO !! NOW THAT BITES.. OH WELL... GUESS CAN'T GO THERE NO MORE.. YIKES, AS IF !!
      Dirt Road=100%
      GERONIMO a 18 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a ONE THAT KICKS ASS from O.C.

      Posted:06/19/1999

    • Trail UpdateTelegraph Canyon-Nice riding conditions today. The temperature is getting warmer out there, so make sure you bring plenty of water. Also, be aware that the rattlesnakes are coming out. We saw one and talking to other riders, they had seen some others.
      Mtn_Biker_CA a 26 year old riding a 1999 GT Rebound from La Habra

      Posted:04/18/1999

    • Trail UpdateTelegraph Canyon/Raptor Ridge-Area is in excellent condition, Singletracks and fireroads are packed from the recent rains. And the mustard plants and grasses are getting tall. Except for the extremely frigid day everything was perfect. Get out and ride.
      Singletrack=25% Dirt Road=65% Paved Path=5%
      LongBoard1998 a 38 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Schwinn S-40 from Yorba Linda

      Posted:04/06/1999

    • Trail UpdateNorth Ridge Loop-The first 3 miles of North Ridge is pretty much a continuous climb (sometimes steep). Once past this point, the terrain changes to rolling hills for about 3 more miles until you get to McDermont hill. The climb to the top of this hill is steep but just before you pass out, your there. Turn right on McDermont trail, which begins your descent to Telegraph Canyon. At the bottom, turn left on Telegraph Canyon Trail and continue riding until you get to 4-corners (less than a mile). At this point you have several options. You can either turn around and head down Telegraph Canyon Trail, or continue on until you hit South Ridge, which will also loop you back. If your feeling strong, you can continue heading east on Raptor Ridge (my personal favorite single-track). There are plenty of options to either make your ride shorter or longer. Maps are available at the park entrance. The trail conditions vary between hard-packed and loose-rocky, with occasional sand spots.
      Singletrack=25% Dirt Road=20% Paved Path=5% Truck Trail=50%

      Posted:11/03/1998

    • Trail UpdateRAPTOR RIDGE-

      Posted:10/24/1998

    • Trail UpdateTelegraph Canyon-10-16-98 Dry and warm. Santa Ana's are kicking up off & on, so bring plenty of water. Lots of hiker's and bikers, so slow down on downhills as trail has lots of ruts and holes from the El Ninos. And wear a freakin helmet (are those guys crazy?)so your momma's won't sue the park! Anyway, lot of hawks and tons of little critters running across the path. Southhridge trail has smoothed out since my last visit/spill and am looking forward to more rides before the rains. Only one complaint. Most riders are friendly, however, would it kill the others to return a greeting? I know you are too cool (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!) because you have a $3500 set up, but someday you may need help from those who only spend $1000 on a bike. You guys are worse than girls on prom night, staring other riders up and down. You guys make me laugh!!!Anyway, enough neg vibes. If you are going to use the trails help out on maintanence days. Have a safe and fun ride. PS: I'm the idiot singing "Luckenbach, Texas" on the trail. Hasta luego, senoras y senors! SB01
      Singletrack=45% Dirt Road=55%
      soupboy a 36 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a GT Karakoram w/ Upgraded Judy SL from Brea

      Posted:10/21/1998

    • Trail UpdateBeware of the rattlesnake population. Last Friday morning (Aug 7) we had two (possibly three, but I wasn't going to hazard a closer look) close encounters with rattlers in just over an hour. A rider from another party going the other way almost ran into one in the middle of the trail because he was muscling uphill with his head down. Some common sense: Keep your eyes on the trail, don't pull to a stop at the edge of the trail if you can at all help it, and keep your speed down on descents.

      If you see one, give it plenty of room and it should go on its merry way. (Might be a good idea to warn riders going the other way, too.)
      Neil M. a 26 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Klein Mantra from Pasadena

      Posted:08/11/1998

    • Trail UpdateOAF-All of the Chino Hills area is rideable and in good shape. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
      OAF a 27 year old Cross-Country Rider from Yorba Linda

      Posted:07/05/1998

    • Trail UpdateNorthridge is pretty overgrown and has become a pretty nice singletrack for most of the trail.

      Posted:06/14/1998

    • Trail UpdateOldmtnbikr From Corona Ca-all trails in chino hills in great shape, although very overgrown. the rangers are starting to mow trails as evidenced by upper aliso singletrack today 04-18-98. bovine is overgrown, but 100% rideable except by the pipe where there's a mud bog at the bottom. southridge is in great shape with only a few more ruts than normal. climbed the three bitches, found it to be very rutted and overgrown. raptor ridge is heavilly overgrown with 5ft. tall mustard weed, but again 100% rideable. suggest pulling off your bar ends for awhile. see ya all out there.
      oldmtnbikr a 45 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a c-dale cadd 3 from corona ca

      Posted:04/18/1998

    • Trail UpdateCarbon Canyon-
      Melodie K. Grace a 38 year old Weekend Warrior from Long Beach, CA .com

      Posted:04/11/1998

    • Trail UpdateMatt -- 42 Yr Old From Y.L.-North ridge trail is very rutty from start (Carbon Cyn) until Cattle chute (approx 2mi). Recent rains have left their mark! Be very careful if descending going westbound on No. Ridge...

      Posted:12/03/1997

    • Trail Update<a Href="http://www.latimes.com/HOME/DESTLA/BIKING/moctlgph.h-Chino Hills State Park

      Posted:10/03/1997


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