Broncos Get Outdoors

Benefits of getting outdoors

  1. Helps you connect to something larger than yourself
  2. Improves attention, creativity, and restores mental energy
  3. Relieves stress and anxiety
  4. Reduces symptoms of depression and ADHD
  5. Boosts the immune system and Vitamin D
Three individuals posing on rock boulders outside

Getting Outdoors – Best Practices during COVID-19

On Campus – Resources when navigating CPP

  1. CPP Health Alert on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
  2. CPP Resources

 

On the Trail – Resources when recreating outdoors

  1. The Leave No Trace Recommendations for Getting Outside During Covid-19
    (© 1999 by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.org)
  2. The Atlantic Newspaper – Is It Okay To Go To The Beach?

Local Venue Websites

LA County Parks

Serving all Angelinos, LA County Parks and recreational areas are reopening some amenities with safety requirements in place. Hosting parks, nature centers, lakes, and trails, there are activities for just about everyone to enjoy.

Website: LA County Parks & Recreation Summer Fun 2020

 

Angeles National Forest

Serving the 10 million residents of the Los Angeles basin, Angeles National Forest along with the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument offer a vast amount of recreational opportunities close to campus. This steep mountain environment holds immense beauty and opportunities for both personal challenge and relaxation.

Website: Angeles National Forest

Local Trail Recommendations

Michael D. Antonovich trail, San Dimas, CA

A Local Trail to CPP, The Antonovich Trail is a great place to get those steps in! This 3.9-mile trail is rated as moderately difficult as it descends into a canyon that follows a stream.

Activities: Walking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, and Dog walking on Leash

Official Website: Antonovich Trail

Google Maps location: Antonovich Trail – Google Maps

Hours & Fees: Parking and entry is free. Small parking lot only.

Special notes: The Antonovich trail is a popular trail that has experienced a large amount of visitation since trails reopened on May 9, 2020. If the San Dimas Avenue Trailhead parking lot is full, do not park along the street. It’s recommended that you park at the Valley Center Staging Area (1100 S. Valley Center Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773) where you can find ample amount of parking and shade alongside Walnut Creek.

 

Phillips Ranch Park

This local urban walking trail makes it easy to get out!

Activities: Walking, Dog walking on leash

Official Website: Phillips Ranch Park

Google Maps location: Phillips Ranch Park – Google Maps

Hours & Fees: No fees. Mon., Tues., Thur., Fri. from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. & Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Claremont Wilderness Loop

Enjoy the beautiful foothills of the Claremont hills via a 5-mile-long loop hike. This steep but wide dirt path boasts multiple uses for a variety of recreational users. This trail’s highest point gives a beautiful view of the greater LA area from the shade. Restrooms and trash cans can be found along the trail. For additional exploration, multiple trails connect to this loop hike as well.

Activities: Walking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, and Dog walking on Leash

Official Website: Claremont Wilderness Loop

Google Maps location: Claremont Hills Wilderness Park – Google Maps

Hours & Fees: Single use four hour parking permit available at kiosk in Southern and Northern parking lots. Saturdays and Sundays open at 10:00 am for $7.00. All other days and times for $5.00.

Special notes: Visitors in violation of the hours or absence of parking permit subject to a citation. Be aware of possible hazards including bears, rattlesnakes, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, bees, and poison oak.

 

Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park

Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park hosts a wide variety of recreational activities just minutes away from the CPP Campus.  Enjoy the 9.5-mile trail that circumnavigates Puddingstone Reservoir or make your way to the swim beach for a day in the water.

Activities: Walking, Swimming, Boating, Cycling, Horseback Riding, and Dog walking on Leash

Official Website: Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park

Google Maps location: Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park – Google Maps

Hours & Fees: Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park – Fees and Rules

Special notes: This park is open every day of the year (besides Christmas day) and opens at sunrise and closes at 9 pm (summer) & 7 pm (winter). There is an entry fee for vehicle entry but if walk or ride into park, entry is free.

Trip Planning Resources

Campsite Reservations

Recreation.gov is a great tool to help you dream up your next trip, figure out the details, and reserve experiences at over 3,600 facilities and 103,000 individual sites across the country.

Website: Recreation.gov

 

Campsite Reservation App

The Dyrt – A free App (Apple iOS and Android). It allows you to search, review and reserve campgrounds, based on crowdsourced, user-generated information regarding tent and RV sites, and even a few cabins.

Website: The Dyrt

 

Weather

Check out NOAA.gov for a quick and in-depth weather reports when planning for your next trip. Windy.com has some great radar imaging tools that can assist in planning when more weather detail is needed.

Websites: NOAA | Windy

 

Maps

Google Maps is great for gathering driving directions and has a great satellite image feature to preview the venue from a bird’s eye view! CalTopo has free mapping tools allowing you to customize and print a map before your trip!

Websites: Google Maps | CalTopo

 

Snow Reports

Planning a trip to the high country this year to have some fun in the snow? Check out socalsnow.org and Sierravalanchecenter.org to assess snow conditions and avalanche risk.

Websites: So Cal Snow Avalanche Center | Sierra Avalanche Center