Santa Ana Mountains, Corona

LOCATION:

Santa Ana Mountains above Corona CA 92882

MAP INFORMATION:

33.8393N, 117.6172W    topozone.com link    Google Earth Placemark

FAVORABLE WINDS:

Bottom slope works well in NNE to ENE Santa Ana winds. Upper ridgeline has slopes facing both NE and SW but slopes can be found up there that will probably work well with about any wind except N to NW and S to SE.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:

NWS Doppler Radar Site, (San Diego Mesonet), 3000' ridgeline between Corona & Irvine.
Corona Airport, (Mesonet: RAWS), NE side of mountains.
Chino Airport, (Mesonet: NWS/FAA), N end of mountains.
Fremont Canyon above Santiago Reservoir, (Mesonet: RAWS), SW side of mountains.

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:

National Weather Service Area Discussion    National Weather Service Zone Forecast

National Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

GENERAL NOTES:

The bottom slope is 900' facing NE towards the Inland Empire. A little wind can produce a lot of lift and a lot of wind can be huge. The lift band goes out hundreds of feet in moderate wind. The gate at the bottom of the hill may be locked but it's usually not.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Starting point: Junction of the Riverside Freeway (SR-91) and Lincoln Ave. in Corona: Go S on Lincoln Ave. 1.6 mi. to Ontario Ave and turn RIGHT. Go W on Ontario Ave 0.3 mi. to Oak Ave. and turn LEFT. Go S on Oak Ave. 0.9 mi. to Chase Dr. and turn RIGHT. Go W on Chase Dr, 0.2 mi to Skyline Dr. and turn LEFT. Go S on Skyline Dr. through the gate at the end of the pavement and follow the main dirt road W about 1 mi. up the hill to the lower flying site.

 

The road continues up the mountain to the Main Divide Truck Trail. There are countless flying sites with slopes up to 3000' high up there with potential for epic front-side flying and DS.

GPS WAYPOINTS:

33.85821, -117.58614    Junction of Lincoln Ave. and Ontario Ave.

33.85877, -117.59175    Junction of Ontario Ave. and Oak Ave.

33.84459, -117.59681    Junction of Chase Dr. and Skyline Dr.
33.83927, -117.61720    Lower flying site.

All coordinates on this page are WGS84/NAD83 map datum.