Bonelli Regional Park - Trail, San Dimas, California

Bonelli Regional Park - Trail, San Dimas, California

DESCRIPTION

This trail has a good variety of fireroads and singletrack. It makes a loop around the entirety of Bonelli Park in the hills of San Dimas. There is also a race hosted here annually.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 01, 2013]
anthony
Racer

Lots of fire road/ equine trails rolling with some punchy climbs, nothing to tech. I road for around for a few hours on my cross bike. Super fun! Might be to easy for you D.H. guys and gals but a great place to get your feet wet or test your new bike out

Customer Service

I would enter on the back side just past the golf course and start climbing, gotta earn the turns, after that it fun just to explore, every trail is a different, and there is no shame in walking it first, and have fun!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 08, 2009]
noobmntbkr
Weekend Warrior

You will notice the reviews for this place range from very good to very poor. I can only guess the folks giving the 1 rating didn't explore enough. There are some brutal climbs and a few very steep ST as well as lots of fireroads and even a paved bike path around the lake so if you bring the wife and kids they can cruise around the lake while you check out the ST.

Customer Service

The path I took was to enter the trail on the right side before entering park (park in the "Park and Ride lot just after exiting Via Verde). Climb the fire road about a mile until you hit your first ST on your left. Follow this until it brings you down close to the main park road. You can cross here and catch another ST that climbs to a fire road, then it is a tough climb up to an excellent view of the lake. Next comes a very steep ST that really tested my hydralic brakes. You could keep going from here or head back to the road and exit the park through the main entrance and back across the bridge to your car. That loop is only about 45 min-1 hour but it is a lot of climbs so god cardio (for me at least).

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Marshall Canyon

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 03, 2008]
Sambolina
Cross Country Rider

I rode this trail just after the rains and it did not hold up well. I found the trail to be quit boring but maybe that was because I hit way too much mud. In any event, this trail did not make a good first impression and definately is not a decent trail to ride after the rains. Would have been nice to see the single track that everyone speaks about but could not get through all the mud to find it. This trail may be better in the Spring or Summer when it is dry.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 03, 2007]
Dan Kitzler
Weekend Warrior

The first off road mountain biking expierience I ever had was doing the loop at Bonelli. It's great for beginners with small section of intermidiate-advanced trail. This is defeinetly NOT a pro or elite trail.
My favorite part is the Nam Jungle. Perfect to take the kids mountain biking for a Sunday afternoon.

Customer Service

Chino Hills State Park

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Marshall canyon In Clairmont.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 09, 2006]
mcfury
Cross Country Rider

If you like bunny rabbits and Big animal shoe marks in the ground and smelly dump all over the ground then you may like this.

Customer Service

none

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none

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 04, 2006]
LAgalrider
Cross Country Rider

Bonelli Park is not the place you want to go if you are looking for scenic all day ride. It is the place you want to go if: 1. you live in the area need a quick fix. 2. you are riding with a beginner 3. you are riding alone. Bonelli has single track , fire road , climbs, descents, obstacles. they can be extremely hard or extremely easy. Its dependent on your level of fitness and capabilities. the wildest animal I have seen here is a coyote and only one in the 10 yrs I have been riding here. It is a great place to ride at night,though it is closed you can still get in.

Customer Service

Park at Bracket airport. jump the chain and head up the hill.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 01, 2006]
rottieruff
Weekend Warrior

I don't care what the majority of people say about the riding here. It is a fun place to ride. There are all kinds of riding and if you really do some exploring you can find sections of really fun single and double track. Most of the trails are not too technical but are great for people like me trying to improve skills. Give it a shot and have fun. You get out of the ride what you put into it!

Customer Service

Get on the trail to the left before the entrance gate. You can either choose to go to the left past some horse stables or you can go to the right through a tunnel. Either way is fun. For a fun little single track ride across the dam and pick up the trail to the right up a little hill. The single track follows the road for about a mile or so. From here you can pick up a fire road to the right and check out the lake or you can take a hill down through a water crossing through what is called the Nam Jungle. Pick up a map of the park at Incycle in San Dimas. The map has all the trails.

Similar Products Used:

Chino Hills State Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 05, 2005]
neuregel
Cross Country Rider

I rode this with some buddies of mine spring 2005. It rained alot early in the year. A lot of short climbs and some rocky sections. Mostly single track with some fire road. We had to hike a bike through a section of stagnent water about 2 foot deep for about 20 yards. Clinging to a chain link fence for support while wading through this muck and somehow hoping it would be the best way to cross without getting our feet too wet, but it did not work. I guess there is a river or creek that flows though the bottom of the valley or just over flowed because of the rains. Thinking back now, I cant believe I actually walked through it. Was totally gross. I would say this is a good trail to ride if you live close by. Some of the climbs were tough. I dont remeber any real technical sections.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 05, 2005]
neuregel
Cross Country Rider

I rode this with some buddies of mine spring 2005. It rained alot early in the year. A lot of short climbs and some rocky sections. Mostly single track with some fire road. We had to hike a bike through a section of stagnent water about 2 foot deep for about 20 yards. Clinging to a chain link fence for support while wading through this muck and somehow hoping it would be the best way to cross without getting our feet too wet, but it did not work. I guess there is a river or creek that flows though the bottom of the valley or just over flowed because of the rains. Thinking back now, I cant believe I actually walked through it. Was totally gross. I would say this is a good trail to ride if you live close by. Some of the climbs were tough. I dont remeber any real technical sections.

OVERALL
RATING
0
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 02, 1999]
Jimbeau

Suprisingly, there is a wide variety of terrain. Single-track, fire-roads and even some short sections of "slick rock". The single-tracks get overgrown during the spring and fall; but are rideable. Avoid it during/right after a rain (mud gets thick and deep). BE AWARE!!!! Snakes and tarantulas make this park their home. You will, repeat WILL, come across both during the warmer months.

Customer Service

Get a map from the ranger station just inside the entrance.

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Marshall Canyon

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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