|Bonelli Park - San Dimas Trailhead - #BonelliPark|
|Bonelli Park - San Dimas - Los Angeles County - #BonelliPark|
1) Take Interstate 210 (Foothill Frwy) to Via Verde Drive (Raging Waters Drive). Go east to Bonelli Park. You can pay $6.00 to enter the park or just west of the 210 Frwy on Via Verde Drive is a park and ride lot.
2) An easy way to get into the park without having to pay for parking is to go to the south side of Brackett Airport (using Mckinley Ave.) and park at the airport administration building parking lot. Near the parking lot is a road with a metal gate leading up a small hill. Just go around the gate and follow the road to another gate. (While on this little stretch, there are little trails to the left which I have not yet taken). Once past this second gate is a trailer park to the left and a dirt trail to the right. Take the dirt trail and you'll end up in the park. Once inside, choose your own path or trail to ride on! Thomas Guide page 600
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Bonelli Park - Rode various fireroad, and single track trails this past thursday. I had not been here before so didn't know what trail I was on. Pretty mellow trails, but good for training. Not a destination, but it's close enough that I will be back.
climber1 a 61 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Carve(Pro)_ from Alhambra, California
Posted on 03/14/15
Coming to Bonelli Park. - Coming from San Diego to visit end of June to Mid July.Looking for some local riders to ride with.Sucks riding alone lol!
mtbryder a Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Rockhopper Expert 09/Yeti ARC from San Diego,CA
Posted on 06/24/11
Speaking of bonelli does anybody know were they had the super D race out there that was held back in March, thanks.
Posted on 08/20/09
great trail - i only tried east side of the park so far, very good trail, beside there's a little part where it's really rocky or sandy, overall it's a great trail
Posted on 08/10/09
Fire Road Trails - The County came in and cleared most of the fire roads in August '08. The good news is that they are wide and clear again. The bad news is that they brought a lot of loose dirt on to the trail so be careful.
hawkesworthm a 35 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Cannondale Prophet 3 from La Verne, CA
Posted on 08/28/08
Amazing Ride - We went on the trail me and my step son this Sunday, the weather was great it had rained the day before but despite the mud it was an amazing ride...
a 34 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Marin East Peak/ XTR Train/ Maitou Black Plat/2.3s from Arcadia, CA E-mail:this user
Posted on 12/04/07
March 2007 Ride - No rain so it's great. Trail is not too dry and not too soft. It's fun for a quick spin within the SGV/Inland Empire areas.
Newbies can scale this and sweat like a carabao (noypi to-ets, 'no).
It's a trail for stage-race, too, I guess, since there's one (XC race) coming up on March 25th.
There's lots of riders, hikers, and horseback riders, esp. during the weekends, so be extra careful out there.
Alexis a 34 year old Weekend Warrior riding a specialized rockhopper pro from the 909s
Posted on 03/21/07
MUDDY!! - Went ridin at Bonelli right after a rain last week and it started off fun...a little mud making each climb and trail a bit more difficult. Next thing I know I can't pedal and I have mud caked up everywhere! My buddy and I ended up walking our bikes out until we reached the blacktop. Felt like a little kid again!! Don't ride after it rains! Wait until it dries up, maybe a day...doesn't take long!
kaideezy a 33 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Kona Dawg
Posted on 02/15/07
Bonelli Park - Hey Mtbchick, don't give on this urban gem, they do that every year.
Posted on 01/01/07
bummed - most of the singletrack has been plowed by the park to accomodate a horse event so the horses could ride 4 abreast. too bad. and bad for the environment. corkscrew is gone. very little actual singletrack left in this park. too bad since it is a nice urban location for quick rides.
mtbchick riding a cannondale URL: mtbchick
Posted on 12/29/06
Bonelli Park - San Dimas - Did the fire roads yesterday (5/13/06). Man was it HOT!! The fire roads are overgrown. We need to get out there and ride this trail before it gets out of hand. LOTS of wascaly wabbits! hehehe
junebug0710 a 25 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Yellow Specialized Rockhopper from Alhambra E-mail:this user
Posted on 05/14/06
Post-Rain - The trails were super muddy everywhere, it was very difficult to do much. It looks like it might need a few days to dry up.
Billy a Weekend Warrior riding a Specialized Rockhopper from La Verne
Posted on 03/04/06
Bonelli... fire roads... - Decided to spend lunch today riding the fireroads of Bonelli, tried to park at the Via Verde park-n-ride, but it was packed so I parked across the street. Anyway dropped in on the right side which turns into the Middlecrest trail and you follow that and you run back into Via Verde on the east side of the park. The trail was smooth like it's just been graded, but there were some rocky sections which were kind of fun pretending they were jumps. Anyway when I got to Via Verde I just rode it backwards and it's still a great ride. Beautiful day, can't beat So. Cal. weather in the middle of January! Awesome day! Where's lunch...
D a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Trek Fuel 90 WSD from Upland
Posted on 01/10/06
Bonelli BBQ - A brush fire the other day took out quite a bit of the southwest corner of the park. The area just south of Via Verde and east of the 57 Fwy burned, probably about a mile or so east. We took the fireroad up to the singletrack that parallels Via Verde; it was burned about halfway to the maintenance station. We didn't ride up, but it looks like it burned up by the heliport and somewhat further east. In spite of this, we still had a great ride. Most of the trails are in good shape and the downhills are all packing down nicely: Lakeview downhill (by the abandoned tractor),and the Treeline Trail are a blast. The Rocky Trail is is quite different after all the rain, but I finally found decent line and didn't eat it this time.
Closet Roadie a 52 year old
Posted on 06/22/05
All trails are really overgrown. Roads are now basically singal tracks, and the few signal tracks are now goat paths. Fun, but lots of stinging plants that can't be avoided. But go and enjoy while it last
a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Specialized Stumpie
Posted on 06/01/05
overgrown! - damn, the hill next to 57 is all overgrown with vegetation. water level still high. have to cling on the fence to get across the water pocket by the RV camp. the rest is good.
Posted on 04/14/05
ride around the airport, the water level is still high and the water at the stream crossing is too high and stagnant (pretty nasty stuff). everything esle is pretty good, some part are a little bit more techcal because of the erosion factor.
Epic Mtn Biker a 31 year old Die-hard Enthusiast
Posted on 04/09/05
hows the trail? - guys! anyone know hows the trail is like now? hows the water level of the lake? hate to cross the water by the RV campgrd. thks for any info.
Posted on 04/08/05
you can avoid the stream crossing by going around the airport. less of a mess that way
Epic Mtn Biker
Posted on 03/26/05
TRAIL ACROSS BONELLI - THIS PAST MONTH WE RODE BONELLI AND ENDED UP ON SAN DIMAS CANYON ROAD,WE TOOK A TRAIL THAT IS ACROSS THE STREET,DONT KNOW THE NAME OF IT BUT IT WAS A GOOD TRAIL,NO CLAY THERE!WE HAD TO CROSS FOUR SMALL STREAMS THE FIRST BEING THE DEEPEST,I WAS ABLE TO RIDE ACROSS ONE.THE TRAIL LASTED ABOUT FOUR MILES LATER.THOUGH IT DIDNT RAIN THAT DAY,ON THE WAY BACK THE STREAMS WERE UNRIDABLE,THEY WERE DEEPER AND HAD A FLOW TO THEM,WE HAD TO PICK UP OUR BIKES TO CROSS.THE REAL TEST WAS THE LAST ONE,SINCE IT WAS THE DEEPEST COMING IN,ABOUT 4 FEET COMING OUT.AFTER WE CROSSED THE LAST STREAM YOU COULD HEAR IT GETTING LOUDER AND MORE RAPID.MADE IT OUT,BEST TIME I EVER HAD KICKING UP MUD!
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 4 miles Elevation change:
Posted on 03/26/05
The horse VS bike - The guy who was riding the horse didn't just leave a wife and small daughter but 3 daughters behind. He was the nicest guy. I went to his funeral. I cryed!! I was up there on the trail helping him and talking to him befor he went into the coma. I had his daughter walk her horse back to the equestrain center befor anything was seen. For the record the gentleman that was on the bike didn't leave, he stayed until the horse back rider was air lifted. he did pass away that thursday.
Posted on 12/27/04
24 Hours of LA @ Bonelli - Team Big Bear orgainzed a great race! The trail conditions were a little sloppy and not too technical, but the mud bogs on the east shore sure made things interesting. On one of my night laps, I buried my front wheel past the top of the rotor in the mudpit just before the Corkscrew. As I dismounted, both feet sunk halfway to my knees. So much for picking a good line (I apologized to Mr Bonk for giving him the bad advice....I think he got stuck there too!). At least I was able to get out of that mess without losing my shoes in the process; it sure would have been a long 4 miles back without them.
It was a blast racing along with Mr Bonk, Mr You, Flying W, Superjoe and Patrick (also Gordon from Santa Maria and Upchuck).
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 9 miles Elevation change: 1,000?
Singletrack=30% Dirt Road=70%
Closet Roadie a 51 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized FSR from Upland E-mail:this user
Posted on 11/11/04
24 Hour Race - Team Big Bear did a great job in producing the race. It was cool to see them racing. I had the pleasure of meeting Dave during one of my night laps. All of the racers we very friendly. Congratulations to all that raced, looking forward to see you out on the trails. For our team night riding is the best time to ride. Nothing like going down hill at full speed!!!!!! Just in case you care our team Supernova-lights.com our factory race team took 2 ND PLACE IN THE STEEL DIVISION. The 1 ST PLACE were animals!!!!!!. We could not catch them.
Ride rating: Advanced
Ride distance: 22 laps Elevation change: ??????
Supernova Factory Race Team a Racer E-mail:this user URL: Supernova lighting systems
Posted on 11/11/04
24 hours of LA - I was there and finished 4th in the steel class. Thanks to Mr. You. Our 4 man team finish 3rd, good job Super Joe, Closet Roadie, Patrick, and Flying W.
Flying W does not listen well and he broke his finger [I will leave that for your imaginations] the trail was rough in some place from the dried mud ruts. Other areas were just MUD.
Had a great time and will do it again.
Note to self do not ride on a two man team next time.
Ride rating: Expert
Ride distance: 80miles Elevation change:
Mr Bonk a 43 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Muddy Trek 9.9 from The 909
Posted on 11/11/04
CrzyRidr5 - You got your panties in a bunch cause you don't want to ride and get your bike dirty, I understand. That gasoline, match, fire thing is creative. Why don't you throw caution to the wind and release the victim you got hold up in your cellar and go out and ride.
Though, I would not recommend Puddingstone as a destination for at least a week.
Carlton a 42 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Specialized S Works M5 hard tail from Walnut
Posted on 10/29/04