Chino Hills State Park

Chino Hills State Park is one of California’s National State Parks. The park is located at 4721 Sapphire Rd; Chino Hills, CA. Just take the 91 freeway to hwy 71 north, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Then go to Elinvar and turn left, Elinvar merges into Sapphire on the left, and the park entrance is located on the right. The park is closed during extreme winds or if the park gets more than ¼” of rain. During a park closure there are signs posted at all entrances.

The park became an official park in 1986, which was eight years from the time the California Department of Parks and Recreation began to look at making it a park. There are many things to do at Chino Hills State Park from camping, riding horses, biking and hiking. In the early 1990’s the plants and animals were in danger of survival because there was not enough food, water, and shelter for them. Citizen groups from around Chino Hills started what is known as the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor, a 31-mile long corridor of open spaces. The corridor was to connect the protected open spaces. There are still major threats to the park that include the expansion of the 91 freeway, the creation of different railroad lines, and a highway through the state park. With the efforts of Wildlife Corridor Conservation Authority the park has been made to what it is today.

You can get a campsite for around $12 a night with one vehicle and tow trailer included. RV access is with no hookups. Visitors can register at kiosks located on the entrance road or at the campground. Please remember if you do stay at a campsite quiet hours are from 10 PM to 6 AM and generator hours are from 10 AM to 8 PM. Camping is also limited to 14 consecutive nights with a maximum of 30 nights per calendar year. Group camping is also available as they can accommodate up to two groups and dozens of campers. Call 951-780-6222 ext 10 for more details.

The Chino Hills State Park is a very large, nice and clean state park. You are more the likely to see some deer sightings and a lot of wildlife. It is a 14,102 acre park located in Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. It is also the state’s most expensive park ever as they spent an estimated $50 million to get open in 1986. This state park is a must see if you are a hiker you will really enjoy this park. There are 65 miles of trails to choose from and so much beautiful scenery to see.

Chino Hills State Park is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only. The park is closed Monday-Thursday and for your safety please do not enter on these days. The park is open from 8 AM – sunset. Located at 4721 Sapphire Rd; Chino Hills, CA and for day use it is $8.00. Camping fees $15.00 and additional vehicle $8.00 (camping). Because of the high danger smoking is prohibited. Entrance is free to all walking traffic.