Thursday, September 22, 2011

Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP) Hours...

If you are from Claremont, or surrounding areas, you may already be aware, but if from further afield, perhaps you are not, that there has recently been some controversy surrounding the open hours at the CHWP. Hours during which people may access the parks trails, park their cars in the lots have been, and are currently, posted as Dawn to Dusk. This has led to some confusion and rather arbitrary interpretations as to what exactly constitutes dawn and dusk. Citations have been issued, and an already overburdened municipal court in Pomona, has expressed displeasure. In order to clarify things the City Council has recently passed an ordinance setting the Park hours as 7:00 am to Sunset. The opening time of 7:00 is as concrete as you can get; Sunset, is still a little hazy, but clearly, if the sky has lost its color you run the risk of being cited. Plan your rides accordingly.

These changes are scheduled to take effect 30 days after a second reading before the City Council on September 27. Thank you Susan for sharing the information.

Well, hold up now. If you have not heard, there has apparently been enough objections raised concerning the new hours, that the city council will be reevaluating them. Seems people like being able to view the sunrise from the park, or are only able to enjoy the trails during those earlier hours. Expect some more on this following the next council meeting, October 11.


  1. The city council has changed their policy to hours that change monthly:

    Parking for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is located at the park entrance on Mills Avenue as well as the overflow parking lot at the northeast corner of Mills Avenue and Mount Baldy Road. Construction to expand the north parking lot is underway and the lot is scheduled to reopen in March 2013.Parking permits will be needed to parking in the lots

    When visiting the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, please be aware of areas that are designated as "Parking By Permit Only". Unauthorized vehicles may be towed.

    Park Hours
    January 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    February 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    March 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    April 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    May 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    June 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    July 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    August 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    September 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    October 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    November 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    December 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Park visitors in violation of these hours may be subject to a citation.

  2. Thanks anon. Forgot about this older post.


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