OUTINGS TO EXPLORE THE PUENTE-CHINO HILLS WILDLIFE CORRIDOR

Join us on any of these hikes and become familiar with everything our hills have to offer. The Puente-Chino Hills Task force (PCHTF), a group within the Sierra Club, organizes these hikes. The PCHTF is working towards the preservation of the Wildlife Corridor as an island of beauty and biological significance in a sea of urbanization.

The hikes should appeal to people who want to stay in shape, are eager to enjoy the outdoors, and want more information about their hills and its wildlife.

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Hikes for 2016/2017

All Hikes are at 9 am, except April 8th


Powder Canyon (Rowland Heights) Oct 8
Rim Crest (CHSP - Yorba Linda) Nov 12
Lower Aliso (CHSP) Dec 17 CANCELLED DUE TO RED FLAG
La Vida Trail (CHSP - Brea) Jan 7 CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
Fence Line Trail (CHSP) Feb 4 CANCELLED DUE TO MUD
Telegraph Canyon (CHSP - Brea) Mar 18
Skyline Trail (Hacienda Heights) Apr 8 10 AM Start
Upper Aliso Canyon (CHSP) May 6















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DETAILED HIKE DESCRIPTIONS

Powder Canyon (Rowland Heights): October 8th at 9am

Enjoy a 5 mile, 1,300 foot gain hike and info about the Powder Canyon Significant Ecological Area. Meet at 9 am at the Powder Canyon entrance at the equestrian ring up Old Fullerton Road, 400 yards west of Harbor Blvd (near Pathfinder) in Rowland Heights. Bring water, a snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Jim McCullough and Eric Johnson, 714 442-1521
Note: people new to this hike should be careful to find the right parking lot. This is the Old Fullerton Rd/Harbor Blvd intersection in Rowland Heights, not the more southern Fullerton Rd/Harbor Blvd intersection in La Habra Heights.
(GPS: 33 57'51"N, 117 55'18"W) (33.964 N,117.922 W)

Rim Crest (CHSP - Yorba Linda): November 12th at 9am

Join us on a hike as we travel along a ridgeline and shaded valley in Chino Hills State Park. This is a 6.5 mile 1,000 foot gain hike. Meet at 9 am at Rim Crest Dr. in Yorba Linda (park on NE side, note parking warnings). Bring water, a snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Jim McCullough, Fred Reed, 714 442-1521
(GPS: 33 54'31"N, 117 46'49"W) (33.909 N, 117.780 W)

Lower Aliso Canyon/Scully Ridge (CHSP - Chino Hills): December 17th at 9am

Enjoy a hike along a ridge and through this gentle sloping valley. This is a 6.3 mile, 1,100 foot gain hike. Meet at 9 am at the Barn at the Rolling M Ranch, which is 3 miles up the road at the park entrance at 4721 Sapphire Road in Chino Hills. Ridesharing encouraged, $5 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Assistant: Jim McCullough, Leader: Fred Reed, 714 325-2710
(GPS: 33 55'20"N, 117 42'22"W)
Note: The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire to the left, the park entrance (GPS: 33?57'16"N, 117?42'7"W) is located on the right at 4721 Sapphire Road. Go up the road past the gate 3 miles to the Rolling M Barn

La Vida Trail (CHSP - Brea): January 7th at 9am

Hike a remote and relatively unknown loop through the back hills of Brea in the Chino Hills State Park. This is a 4 mile, 1,300 foot gain hike, along a trail crossing Sonome Creek. Meet 9 am in Olinda Village at 200 Verbena Lane in Brea. Bring water, a snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Co-leaders: Eric Johnson and Fred Reed, 714 325-2710
(GPS: 33 55'49"N, 117 48'13"W) (33.930 N, 117.804 W)

Fence Line Trail (CHSP - Chino Hills): February 4th at 9am

Hike the hills and valleys with some great views both of the park and east into Corona. This is a 5.5 miles, 1,500 foot gain hike. Meet at 9 am at the Barn at the Rolling M Ranch, which is 3 miles up the road at the park entrance at 4721 Sapphire Road in Chino Hills. Ridesharing encouraged, $5 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leader: Fred Reed, 714 325-2710, Assistant: Eric Johnson
(GPS: 33 55'25"N, 117 42'34"W)
Note: The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire to the left, the park entrance is located on the right at 4721 Sapphire Road. Then go up the road past the gate 3 miles to the Rolling M Barn. (GPS: 33?57'16"N, 117?42'7"W) is located on the right at 4721 Sapphire Road, then go up the road apst the gate 3 miles to the Rolling M Barn.

Telegraph Canyon (CHSP Discovery Center - Brea): March 18th at 9am

Hike along Telegraph Canyon and South Ridge in Chino Hills State Park. This is a 7 mile, 1,000 foot gain hike. Meet at 9 am at the Discovery Center at 4500 Carbon Canyon Road in Brea ($5 parking). Bring water, a snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Jim McCullough and Eric Johnson, 714 442-1521
(GPS: 33 55'13" N 117 49'37"W) (33.920 N, 117.827 W)

Skyline Trail (Hacienda Heights): April 8th at 10AM

A leisurely hike along the ridge between La Habra Heights and Hacienda Heights, with lunch at the turnaround point of the Buddhist Temple on Hacienda Blvd. This is a 3.5 mile, 1,100 foot gain hike through walkways under Colima and Hacienda Blvds. Meet at 10:00 AM. Park on S. Holmes Circle between S. Hermitage Dr and E. Cargreen Ave. Vegetarian lunch ($5 donation) with time to look around the largest Buddhist temple in the Western Hemisphere. Bring water, and sturdy shoes. No tank tops or shorts allowed in the main temple. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Fred Reed, Eric Johnson 714 325-2710
(GPS: 33 58'45"N, 117 59'17"W) (33.979 N, 117.988 W)

Upper Aliso Canyon/Faultline Trail (CHSP - Chino Hills): May 6th at 9am

Starting at the Rolling M Ranch barn, we'll hike the hills to the northwest with some great views of the park. This is a 4.5 miles, 1,000 foot gain hike. Meet at 9 am at the Barn at the Rolling M Ranch, which is 3 miles up the road at the park entrance at 4721 Sapphire Road in Chino Hills. Ridesharing encouraged. $5 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leader: Fred Reed, 714 325-2710, Assistant: Eric Johnson
(GPS: 33 55'25"N, 117 42'34"W)
Note: The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire to the left, the park entrance (GPS: 33?57'16"N, 117?42'7"W) is located on the right at 4721 Sapphire Road. Then go up the road past the gate 3 miles to the Rolling M barn.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The GPS coordinates are listed for each trailhead.
For all hikes, please bring good walking shoes (lug soles recommended), water, a snack, and sunscreen and/or a hat.

For more information regarding these hikes, please contact the leaders:
Fred Reed: home 714 528-4841; cell 714 325-2710; fkreed@msn.com
Eric Johnson: home 714 524-7763; cell 714 366-6571; ericsj@mindspring.com
Jim McCullough: cell 714 442-1521