We’ve turned into total hippies… just running aimlessly in fields of flowers! And man it feels so good.
Walker Canyon just fueled my wildflower obsession and as soon as the tiny monster and I were driving away I immediately felt the need to research another wild flower location… to get my flower fix!
And don’t fret I waited till we reached home to start my research on my next wild flower location
Such led me to….
This was my first time to Chino Hills State Park. We went very early in the morning because we heard there were going to be swarms of people on the wildflower hunt. (So glad to see I’m not the only one with the bug!)
If you’re headed to Chino Hills State Park, I would recommend going when the park opens. Park hours are 8am-5pm. They have parking through out the park which is helpful because the park is actually rather large. To be exact it is 14, 102 acres.
Some people park outside the State Park and hike in but honestly if you want to spend your day exploring the park it’s better to just pay the $5.00. This way you can park…hike a trail…jump back into the car…drive to another trail head….hike a trail…jump back into the car. Well you get the picture.
They offer visitors 90 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or even horseback riding. You may want to check the website before you visit as well, sometimes trails are closed due to things like rain and erosion.
Right now the park is absolutely breathtaking. From all the rain it is incredibly lush, green, and down right peaceful. I had to keep reminding myself that I was actually in Southern California. We were surrounded by rolling fields and meadows that were spotted with purple, orange, and white wildflowers.
When we entered the park they gave us a map of the park. I would advise using this map and keeping it on you while hiking. The trails we were on were not always clearly marked and if you get lost easily this pamphlet will help you find you way home. (Well ok, not home per say but at least back to you car!)
There are plenty of wildflowers through out the park, but we took the Aliso Canyon Trail. The flowers are pretty easy to see from a distance and if you follow them you should be good!
FYI: Fido is not welcome at Chino Hills State Park, leave the pups at home!
Now go hunt wildflowers!!!
Well I’m off to Hawaii now, so unfortunately this may be the end of the road for me and the wildflowers. I’m scared that by the time I return they may be done blooming! I’ll have to find a new obsession when I return.
ALOHA! Adventure awaits!