Hills for Everyone-Four Corners-Telegraph Canyon Loop

Chino Hills, California 91709

Hills for Everyone-Four Corners-Telegraph Canyon Loop

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"The Hills For Everyone Trail is a hiking only footpath at the east end of Chino Hills State Park. The path follows a seasonal tributary of Aliso Creek through a small draw near the head of Telegraph Canyon. The lush riparian corridor is filled with groves of oak, sycamore, and walnut trees, with an understory of ferns, berry vines, and watercress.

For hundreds of years, the drainage attracted the Gabrieleno Indians for hunting and food gathering. The 1.3-mile meandering footpath has interpretive panels that describe Gabrieleno Indian life, wildlife, and surrounding vegetation. At the west end of the loop is a picnic area and great views at Four Corners (a major trail junction). The trail descends back to the trailhead on the multi-use Telegraph Canyon Trail."

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Afoot & Afield: Orange County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad and David Money Harris
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"The Hills for Everyone Trail (reserved for hikers—mountain bikes and equestrians are prohibited), commemorates a conservation group with the same name that was instrumental in the establishment of Chino Hills State Park. The trail runs up an unnamed tributary of Aliso Canyon, beautifully shaded by live oak, walnut, sycamore, elderberry, and toyon. **Note: This trail was severely damaged after the 2008 wildfire and is closed until further notice. Check with a ranger before considering this trail."
101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad and David Money Harris
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"Chino Hills State Park was established in 1984 on the hills dividing Orange County from San Bernardino County as a critical wildlife corridor between adjoining open spaces and as an escape for humans from the endless surrounding housing developments. Now comprising more than 14,000 acres of rolling hills, the park attracts an increasing number of hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians."

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10/24/2009
We may have missed the hiking trail portion of the hike, which according to the map is short. The ranger said that most of the signs are burnt down. The trail was all fire road the whole loop. This time of year the grasses were brown and most all of the trees are charred or burnt down from the fires a year or so back. Mostly mountain bikers on this road/trail. A good work out with some decent elevaion changes. My son liked it mostly for the adventure and father son time. I think I am spoiled, having hiked some amazing places outside of Southern California.
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8/18/2007
This trail is a bit different from its description. First, August is not a good time to hike this as the state park is extremely hot and while the trail is, for the most part, under a canopy of trees, every trail and conection around it is not. There are at least 2 places where the trail is far from easy. One hill actually required a bear crawl just to go up as there is no good traction. In some spots, Stinging nettle made bridges difficult to traverse. In a few spots, trees were growing in wierd shapes that made you have to watch your head to go under. over all it is an ok place to walk through and it seems to be out of place in the rest of the desert terrain of the park. not a bad day hike.
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7/21/2007
This trail is interesting because you start off hiking along a small river bed, under oaks and sycamores. The second half is on a broad dirt road overlooking the rolling hills of the area. Too bad that there are so many power lines crossing the hills. Although it was 90 degrees, there was a steady breeze in the canyon and over the hills. Apart from having to duck under some trees and a couple of steep, slippery inclines, the hike is easy to do.
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6/29/2003
The trail was disappointing to myself, as our group ended up staying on the pavement, which became very warm on the feet. Those in shorts were initially bothered by the heavy brush, leaving scratches and rashes on their exposed skin, hence the decisions to stay on the trail. The trail itself was very easy and if not for the heat of the day would have been simply another walk. I was not expecting as much traffic on this trail as we encountered, but all enjoyed the cool shade covering the path at the end. It was a good walk for the younger ones and beginners. The natural surroundings, plants, reptiles, insects, and birds, made great conversation and added to the learning experience.
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Trail Information

Chino Hills
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
5
Distance
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
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