2 miles
562 ft
-294 ft
1,180 ft
High Point


  • Riding area
    South Hills Wilderness Area
    Glendora, California
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  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

This 20-foot-wide path going from east to west is the ridge of the South Hills Wilderness Area. This trail offers 360 degree views of the city. Hill tops glisten as the cactus reflect sunlight. Almost all trails end at South Hills, so if you begin a trail on either Bonnie Cove, Elwood or Sunflower Avenues, you are surely to hit South Hills. The hike over South Hills gives a peek into an impressive nursery operation below. This trail goes from Alosta Canyon S. Fork to Glendora Avenue.

Access Info

Beginning on Glendora, find street parking where available. Parking is available at Bonnie Cove, though one must hike up Bonnie Cove to reach South Hills at the top. Parking is available at the South Hills Park. Toyon trail will reach the top to South Hills as well.

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More Stats for South Hills Backbone Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    268 ft
  • Altitude min
    716 ft
  • Altitude start
    716 ft
  • Altitude end
    984 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,926 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Jan 19, 2018 @ 11:13am
Jan 19, 2018
South Hills Backbone Trail

1 Review & Comments

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flag MichaelHernandez04 (Aug 24, 2018 at 14:39)
 Saw a coyote at 9am on 8/23/18

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