“A gradual, shaded west end and steep, scenic east end make this one a dynamic addition to any run.”
— Zander Göpfert
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With a very gradual incline from the west end heading east toward the Four Corners rest area, this trail winds along the canyon floor with intermittent shade and a dry, dirt tread.
Sandwiched between the North Ridge Trail and the South Ridge Trail
, this is the more central route to cut across the length of Chino Hills State Park from near Rolling M Ranch in the east to the Carbon Canyon Trail
in the west.
Unlike those trails, however, this one winds through a beautiful riparian area at the floor of the canyon in the west half of the park. This can be a terrific area to spot birds or to escape from the heat under the shade of willows and sycamores. For visitors looking for a nice route from the west end, this would make a terrific out-and-back option with a level grade for most of its length.
This trail is open to bicycle traffic.