Chino Hills State Park

3.40 out of 5
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↑ 3,900 ft
↓ 4,000 ft
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Carbon Canyon Regional Park is located in Brea, Ca and was opened in 1975 after it was determined that the area should be preserved primarily for flood control purposes. I'm not able to confirm it, but the name probably came from the abundance of oil found in the area years ago. You can even still see a few remaining oil rigs dotting the hill sides. The mountain biking isn't in Carbon Canyon but in Chino Hills State Park that is adjacent to it, but for easy parking and access just enter through Carbon Canyon and pay the $2.00 toll M-F and a bit more on the weekend. To get to the trailhead , you head east along the Carbon Canyon Rd. until you see the signs that take you around a small gate and to the trailhead below.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (8)

Granny Gear

October 2, 2016
Review: Nice long open hills that have no steep grades however they can be long uphills or maybe it was the heat that made hem feel long which is probably more true

Granny Gear

May 29, 2016
riverad Granny Gear  
Review: Rode Alyso Lower Canyon to Sidewinder to Bane Canyon. Long flat fire road, tough climb on narrow single track and fun downhills with some rock gardens. Trails have been recently cleared back and maintained. Nice job rangers!!

Granny Gear

May 29, 2016
riverad Granny Gear  
Review: Climb Sidewinder and down Bane Canyon. Climb is lung busting with narrow single track up the hill. Downhills are pretty steep and some minor rocks. Trail has been recently reconditioned and cleared. Pretty awesome ride.

Bunny Hop

March 2, 2015
Vincent Wu Bunny Hop  
Review: CHSP is a nice place to ride if you are looking to put some miles in without heading to the mountains. It does take some level of fitness to truly enjoy the park as the Chino Hills side entrance is closed until late Spring 2015. The fun single tracks are mostly on the eastern end of the park from 4 corners or past it. Going west on South Ridge is a very fun, not too technical, high speed rolling hill descent. There are some difficult climbs here going back west from the Rolling M Ranch on either Telegraph Canyon or Southridge. They are not technical, but are a prolonged high grade climbs at times.

Bunny Hop

October 26, 2014
Review: Good climbs and single tracks. Lots to choose from. Definitely a good place to ride.


October 17, 2014
Eric Foltz Doubletrack  
Review: Probably the most underrated park in SoCal. This is probably because most riders don't know that there is much more than just Telegraph Canyon. The best trails are actually on the East Side of the park accessed by taking Raptor down towards the Ranger Station. There are also some really good climbs.

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November 25, 2012
TeaWorks Gramcounter  
Review: A great mid-week work out ride. The climb is a bit less than 5 miles at a mild grade with a few false peaks to make it seem like more of a work out. Panoramic views at the top from Gilman Peak is the payoff. The way down is mostly fire road and double track but can be a bit of a ripfest fun.

Similar Trail: Chino Hills

Granny Gear

November 14, 2011
pdombroski Granny Gear  
Review: N Ridge is in great shape. Climbed it taking a side trip up Gilman Peak (1200') then back down continuing on until the trail ends at the No Trespassing Gate high above Four Corners. Returned back down N Ridge the way I came surprising a couple of coyotes.

Chino Hills State Park MTB Trail 3.40 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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