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Bonelli Trail

Easy/Intermediate
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Trail

10.3 mile 16.6 kilometer loop
93% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,092' 333 m
Descent: -1,092' -333 m
High: 1,193' 364 m
Low: 841' 256 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by George Zankich

A nice route surrounding Puddingstone Reservoir.

George Zankich

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views

Overview

Surrounding Puddingstone Reservoir in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, the Bonelli Trail offers a great variety of terrain and settings. Users can run the trails in the surrounding foothills to get exceptional views, take a relatively easy run at lake level, or do the entire trail as a loop - which is mapped here.

Need to Know

There's a creek crossing on the backside between Rocky Trail and North Shore Trail. It is managed well, rarely deep and usually easily crossed.

Description

You'll get a workout with the rolling hills and occasional steep climb. There are a lot of trails to choose from, so you can come back often and not repeat trails that often.

Start by heading south on Walnut Trail, a wide open fire road with rolling hills. Follow it to the Upper Bee Hive Trail which will link to the Bonelli Connector. Continue south on the Bonelli Connector until you reach the Coyote Trail. This is a wide open fire road that starts with a steep downhill. Eventually, the run transitions into a long, steady climb along more fire roads. This trail proves a good workout back.

At mile 5.2, turn right onto Crosby Trail and follow it north to Corkscrew and eventually Rocky Trail. Rocky Trail will lead you out to Puddingstone Rd where you'll turn left onto North Shore Trail, a scenic path along the north shore of Puddingstone Reservoir. Follow North Shore Trail all the way back to where you started.

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Apr 7, 2017
R R
10mi
Jan 21, 2017
David Gallegos
river to high from the storm.cant cross
Jan 16, 2017
Cristina Canzonieri
Fun easy running trail, some muddy parts to get thru, but beautiful loop around the lake. 10.3mi

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  4.0 from 5 votes

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Bonelli Trail, plenty of exposure on this part of the trail before it heads into some shade. Nice and wide though, room for runners and bikes. The Rolling hills are a good workout.
Mar 30, 2015 near San Dimas, CA
Rocky bottom of Corkscrew on the backside of Bonelli Trail
Apr 10, 2015 near La Verne, CA
heading up the backside of Bonelli Trail
Apr 10, 2015 near San Dimas, CA
One of several water crossings on the trail
Dec 11, 2017 near San Dimas, CA

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