Bonelli Regional Park, San Dimas
Close enough to the San Bernardino Mts to really give you the flavor of the high country, and a nice change of pace from the beach and river trails, there are some modest hills, for a better workout than the flats. Excellent facilities: picnic tables, restrooms, water, easy parking ($6 in season, but they give you this nice map), lots of access and lots of roads to ride beside the bikepath shown. It’s about 8 miles all around, including the airport. For park info call 909.599.8411.
Thos. Guide p 600.
Some Viewers’ Comments:
You can park for free at Brackett Field. Follow Fairplex Drive toward the
airport, and coninue until the road is closed off by gates. Park there, and ride your bike along the closed road next to the airport, into the park. The trails are wide enough for cars and in many spots are open to them, so keep your eyes and ears open.
This park is everything I dislike about LA: artificial plants, manicured lawns, essentially an artificial world. Lots of fishing,
watersports, and picnicing going on. You will roll through an RV park and a picnic expanse on your way to the path’s terminus at Raging Waters park. I won’t recommend this ride for people like me, but others may like the park-like, albeit man-made, setting. Robert Rossi [Ed. note: This is Southern California. Everything green is artificial!]
Camping — in trailers and tents — and riding — on scooters, horses, and planes, as well as bikes — it’s all part of the Puddingstone experience.
Brackett Field, Raging Waters, and the L.A. County Fairgrounds are all adjacent to Bonelli Regional Park.
On the west side of the reservoir it’s hilly, dusty (or muddy), and you may want to walk your bike for a mile or so, or switch to a horse.