Summary: A hike along the Easy Street Trail offers some of the best trailside shade to be found within all of Chino Hills State Park. The trail, unlike nearly all others within the park, is open to hikers only, and provides not only refuge from occasional hair-raising encounters involving speeding bicyclists, but also relief from some of the smog and heat that are pervasive in this area of the park . The flora along this trail is lush and green nearly all year long, as the trail parallels a small creek that continues past its junction with the Telegraph Canyon Trail (which transverses the park from west to east). Easy Street Trail is well-signed-look for the trailhead just beyond the park entrance sign/bulletin board at the Rim Crest Drive entrance, and continue north. For a longer hike, continue either west or east along the Telegraph Canyon Trail at the trail junction, or turn and retrace your steps to the Rim Crest Drive park entrance.
Trailhead: From the 91 (Artesia) Freeway, exit at Imperial Highway (CA-90), and travel north for 1.6 miles to Kellogg Drive. Turn right and travel northeast for about 1.1 miles to Yorba Linda Blvd.-turn right, and continue east for about .27 miles to Fairmont Blvd. Turn left at Fairmont Blvd, and travel 1.6 miles to Rim Crest Drive-turn left. The trail head is located at the north end of Rim Crest Drive within Chino Hills State Park, and is signed. free parking is available along the east side of Rim Crest Drive near the trailhead (be sure to check signs for the hours and days for which parking along Rim Crest Drive is permitted). (Lat:33.90926 Lon:-117.78088)
Trail Guides for Easy Street Trail, Chino Hills State Park:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Winter,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Chino Hills State Park-(909) 780-6222
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Patricia Barnes, who has posted 23 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by JA on 3/10/2012
Sidewinder trail via bane ridge rd off of Elinvar rd. was strenuous! nice hike in but when I took the trail back...Gees was it tough! I would do it again because i did want a workout and i recieved it alright! The view is just very nice. It was great! I saw a small creek, bridge and old windmill and old barn like thing but really not worth seeing. Anyway it was a great workout and just so beautiful out there! Strenuous trail so take atleast two bottles of water and snacks.
Reviewed by Anthony on 6/25/2011
Nice place for Trail Running and Mountain Biking year round. Not so great for hiking in the summer in my opinion. I went and checked it out today a little. I will go go back there for trail running maybe, but probably going to wait until spring. I didnt spend alot of time there just kinda drove around then walked a few miles. There is alot of wild life there aswell. But I recommend going during the spring for hiking and camping.
Reviewed by ASD on 1/30/2009
Like walking on Mars. Almost everything is burnt. Good for exercise though.
Reviewed by zubzer on 9/21/2007
Nexercise my demons...! thats why honey-combs rated back and better than ever.. only found it once, then twice, even 3 times a lady.? hey slake, call dad and tell him dinners back and butter than ehver - trailing is fun but review finds first pix on myspace.trails.jimzuber.org
Reviewed by Emily Feldman on 3/10/2007
I do love this park, especially the easy street trail cuz it's such a beautiful little shady canyon, it's so scenic. But this took me 20 minutes, not an hour, and i think it's .8 miles (the easy street trail is marked .4 miles at the trailhead) and it was EASY, not moderate, and this is coming from someone who considers themself in bad shape. i definitely reccomended it though, just for a short pretty walk in the morning. i went today, March 10 2007, at 9:00 am and it was just GORGEOUS - not quite hot yet, the sun warmed me up nicely but it was still quite cool out.
Reviewed by squall on 8/30/2006
chino hills rocks!there are a million places to go.Like under the 91 fwy or the top of san juan hill.Hills for everyone is nice too lots of animals use this part of the puente chino hills corridor.neat place:)
Reviewed by Daniel Goodland on 4/24/2006
I hiked this trail with a friend. It was an easy hike, with some nice veritation to observe. It meets eith Telegraph Canyon trail which we hiked east and headed south on (this may be wrong) little canyon trail. Its a small hike but can be combined with the other trails in Chino Hills State Park. A map of the park was provided at park entrance.
Reviewed by Lyn on 7/17/2004
My sister came down from Minnesota who is an experienced hiker and we decided to try this hike as I am not as esperienced. Enjoyed the views - area was very dry however. At end of trailhead went left for 1.5 miles and turned around. The off road bicyclists were very considerate about us being on the road with them. On way back did see coyote - he didn't seem agressive but we stayed clear. Very enjoyable hike - if going in summer, go early before it gets too hot :)
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