Taking a day trip to see the Chino Hills State Park wildflowers is one of the best things to do in Southern California in the spring.  Here is where, when, and how to see these beautiful blooms!

About Chino Hills State Park

Chino Hills State Park provides refuge for biodiversity, and is an open space preserve where all plant and animal life are protected. In the spring, it comes alive with an array of wildflowers.

When to Visit

The park is open year-round, but the best time to visit is in spring when the hills come alive with wildflowers. Visit early in the morning for fewer crowds, and during golden hour for golden light.


Chino HIlls State Park is located in the southwestern corner of San Bernardino County, about 40 miles away (45 minutes) from Los Angeles and 25 miles (35 minutes) from Orange County. 

Admission + Parking

The day use fee is $10. Note that the park is busy during wildflower season and lots may be full. Street parking is available, however, note that it requires a 3/4 mile walk uphill.

What kind of flowers?

The Chino Hills State Park wildflower blooms vary depending on the season and rainfall. Some of the blooms you may see are poppies, wild mustard, and wild radish.

When is peak bloom?

You'll see the Chino Hills State Park wildflowers start to bloom in late February. Poppies start blooming in mid-March. Wild mustard bloom in late March - early April.

Where to see blooms?

The park boasts 90 miles of trails. You'll find plenty of flowers along Bane Ridge Road and the Bane Ridge Trail, and the Upper Bane Ridge Trail. Keep going up for the best blooms (and views)!