Glider Point

Glider Point, Costa Mesa

Updated: December 15, 2013

Glider Point is within the boundaries of the Chino Hills State Park and the Park Service will usually close the park to public access for a few days after measurable rain in order to limit road and trail damage.

LOCATION:
SW side of Chino Hills State Park above Yorba Linda, CA

DISCUSSION THREADS:
Glider Point Frontsiders (RCGroups)

MAP INFORMATION:
33.9090°N, 117.7874°W • Google Mapstopozone.com

FAVORABLE WINDS:
A S wind works best but slope is flyable in a SSW to SSE wind.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:
W0PE-1 Yorba Linda (MesoWest), 0.5 mi S of slope.
DW6637 Yorba Linda (MesoWest), 2 mi. SW of slope.

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:
NOAA/NWS Local 7-Day ForecastNOAA/NWS Zone ForecastNOAA/NWS Area Discussion
National Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

GENERAL NOTES:
400′ slope with some good lift. Ample LZ behind slope.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Starting Point: Junction of the Riverside Freeway (SR-91) and Yorba Linda Blvd:

  • Go N on Yorba Linda Blvd. for 2.6 mi. to Village Center Dr. and turn RIGHT.
  • Go N on Village Center Dr. for 1 mi. to Fairmont Blvd. and turn LEFT.
  • Go W on Fairmont Blvd. for 0.3 mi. to Rim Crest Dr. and turn RIGHT.
  • Go N on Rim Crest Dr. for 0.4 mi. to Blue Gum Dr. and park in the corner.
  • Walk N down the dirt path in the corner to the tee and turn LEFT.
  • Walk W up the path 0.3 mi. to the flying area.

GPS WAYPOINTS:
33.87096, -117.74493 • Junction of SR-91 & Yorba Linda Blvd.
33.89088, -117.77688 • Junction of Yorba Linda Blvd & Village Center Dr.
33.90354, -117.77130 • Junction of Village Center Dr. and Fairmont Blvd.
33.90463, -117.77628 • Junction of Fairmont Blvd. and Rim Crest Dr.
33.90883, -117.78049 • Corner of Rim Crest Dr. and Blue Gum Dr.
33.90903, -117.78744 • Flying site.

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