Bane Canyon, located in Chino Hills State Park, comes alive with flowers in the spring. In this moderate loop hike, you'll leave the crowds behind and circle picturesque Bane Canyon. Along the way, you'll enjoy the landscape of Chino Hills, views of the high mountains, and hopefully, lots of colorful flowers. It's a fun hike that's doable by most folks in decent shape.
In this Guide:
Video and Turn-by-Turn Directions for the Bane Canyon Loop Trail
Getting to the Bane Canyon Loop Trail in Chino Hills State Park
When planning, always check the park website and social media to make sure the trails are open. Similarly, check the weather and road conditions.
Where is the Bane Canyon Loop Trail?
Although the hike takes place within Chino Hills State Park, you can park just outside the park's North Entrance on the street, and it's free. Use this trailhead address: 4730 Sapphire Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709
You'll see cars driving up Bane Canyon Road into the park. Bane Canyon Road is paved and open to motor vehicles. We'll be hiking on it for a short stretch and then leaving it behind for the trails.
Gear For the Hike
This is a moderate hike that can be done in hiking for fitness clothing. It can get hot in the summer, so bring 2L of water and sun protection. There is no shade on the hike. There can be overgrown sections of trail, so wear insect repellant and long pants if you don't want to brush up against anything.
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If you do an internet search for the Bane Canyon hike, you'll likely see various options. Most routes will have you going down the paved road and then coming back on Bane Ridge Trail. For me, this is probably the worst route you can take. There are cars, lots of people, and limited views. The loop that I outline in this guide may be a mile or two longer, but it's infinitely nicer and has you get away from the crowds for a good portion of the hike.
If it's been a wet winter or spring, some of these trails can be overgrown in the spring.
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