Chino Hills State Park


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Chino Hills State Park


Location:10 miles northwest of the Corona; from the 91 Freeway take Highway 71 north to Soquel Canyon west, then south on Elinvar.
Facilities:Picnic area, equestrian staging area, pipe corrals, a historic barn, water spigots, restrooms, multi-use trails (55 miles).
Activities:Primitive camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking.
Special Features:A natural open-space area in the hills of Santa Ana Canyon near Riverside, Park is a critical link in the Puente-Chino Hills biological corridor. It encompasses stands of oaks, sycamores, and rolling, grassy hills that stretch nearly 31 miles, from the Santa Ana Mountains to the Whittier Hills.
Address:c/o Inland Empire District Office
17801 Lake Perris Dr
Perris, CA 92571

Phone:951-780-6222
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=648
Size: 14,173 acres. Elevation: 1,000 feet.

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Reports said Tarek, 35, hopped over the fence in their backyard and walked to Chino Hills State Park in California.
Western gray squirrels occurred in multiple canyons and open space areas from Diamond Bar and Rowland Heights west into Whittier and La Habra Heights, and south into Brea, and Chino Hills State Park during the late 1990s (DSC, unpubl.
Also, $2 million will be used to acquire property as part of the Coal Canyon Biological Corridor, connecting the Cleveland National Forest and Chino Hills State Park.
She was supposedly "crying and shaking" as she chased after Tarek, 35, who jumped over the fence in their backyard and walked to Chino Hills State Park.
Tarek ran "out of his back door, jump over his back fence and walk northbound into the hiking trails of the Chino Hills State Park," an insider said.
The $2 million raised by the program so far has helped replant burned trees in Cuyamaca Rancho and Chino Hills state parks -- in return, Coke has gotten an opportunity to burnish its image and the right to put its logo on interpretive signs in the parks.