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 2022/2023


Rim Crest (CHSP - Yorba Linda) Oct 22
Fence Line Trail (CHSP) Nov 19
Upper Aliso Canyon/Faultline (CHSP) Dec 10
La Vida Trail (CHSP - Brea) Jan 21
Lower Aliso/Scully Ridge (CHSP) Feb 11
Telegraph Canyon (CHSP - Brea) Mar 11
Seventh Avenue (Hacienda Heights) Apr 8
Powder Canyon (Rowland Heights) May 13















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DETAILED HIKE DESCRIPTIONS

Rim Crest (CHSP - Yorba Linda): October 22nd at 9am

Join us on a hike as we travel along a ridgeline and shaded valley in Chino Hills State Park. This is a 6.9 mile 900' gain hike. Meet 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: Fred Reed, 714 325-2710, Eric Johnson
(GPS: 33?54'31"N, 117?46'49"W) (33.909 N, 117.780 W)

Fence Line Trail (CHSP - Chino Hills): November 19th at 9am

We'll start at the CHSP headquarters at the Rolling M Ranch barn, and for 5.5 miles and 1500 feet vertical; hike the hills and valleys to the east with some great views both of the park and east into Corona. Meet 9 am. Ridesharing encouraged, $10 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Fred Reed, 714 325-2710, Eric Johnson
(GPS: 33 55'25"N, 117?42'22"W) (33.923, 117.706)
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 for about 15 minutes, or 3 miles, to the Rolling M Barn

Upper Aliso Canyon/Faultline Trail (CHSP - Chino Hills): December 10th at 9am

Starting at the CHSP headquarters at the Rolling M Ranch barn, we'll hike the hills to the northwest with some great views of the park. 4.5 miles and 1000 ft vertical. Meet 9 am. Ridesharing encouraged, $10 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Fred Reed, 714 325-2710, Eric Johnson
(GPS: 33 55'25"N, 117?42'22"W) (33.923, -117.706)
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 for about 15 minutes, or 3 miles, to the Rolling M Barn

La Vida Trail (CHSP - Brea): January 21st at 9am

Hike a remote and relatively unknown loop through the back hills of Brea in the Chino Hills State Park. A 4 mile loop, 1,300 foot gain, along a trail crossing Sonome Creek. Meet 9 am in Olinda Village at 200 Verbena Ln (and Olinda Dr, not Place); off Carbon Canyon Rd) Bring water, a snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Eric Johnson and Fred Reed , 714 325-2710
(GPS: 33 55'49"N, 117?48'13"W) (33.930 N, 117.804 W)

Lower Aliso Canyon/Scully Ridge Trail (CHSP - Chino Hills): February 11th at 9am

Enjoy a hike along a ridge and through this gentle sloping valley. This is a 6.3 mile, 1100 ft gain hike. Meet 9 am at the park headquarters at the Rolling M Ranch Barn. Ridesharing encouraged, $10 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Eric Johnson, Fred Reed, 714 325-2710
(GPS: 33 55'25"N, 117?42'22"W) (33.923, 117.706)
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 for 15 minutes, or 3 miles, to the Rolling M barn.

Telegraph Canyon (CHSP Discovery Center - Brea): March 11th at 9am

Hike along Telegraph Canyon and South Ridge in the Chino Hills State Park for 7 miles and 700 foot gain. Meet at the Discovery Center ($10 parking) at 9:00 AM. Bring water, a snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leaders: Fred Reed and Eric Johnson, 714 325-2710

Seventh Avenue Trail (Hacienda Heights): April 8th at 9am

Hike with us in the hills of Hacienda Heights with great views of the San Gabriel Mtns. 5 mi, 1100' gain. The preservation of this land launched the Habitat Authority effort. Meet 9 am at 7th Ave and E. Orange Grove Ave, Hacienda Heights. Bring water, a snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Co-leaders: Fred Reed and Eric Johnson, c 714 325-2710 14600 Orange Grove Ave, Hacienda Heights, CA
(GPS: 34 00'34.89 N, 117?59'38.45"W) (34.011 N, 117.997 W)

Powder Canyon (Rowland Heights): May 13th at 9am

Enjoy a 5 mile, 1,100 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. Hike will be canceled due to rain or if the trails are closed due to rain. Leaders: Fred Reed and Eric Johnson.
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)

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