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Rules & Precautions of the Wilderness Park

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0918515Park-Rangers-13Claremont Hills is a wilderness area with few improvements. The terrain is steep and rugged with no sources of safe drinking water. Visitors are advised to wear proper clothing and shoes for a Wilderness area, to carry water, and to be aware of possible hazards including bears, rattlesnakes, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, bees, and poison oak.  

 Visitors to the park enter at their own risk. The City of Claremont is not responsible for any injuries resulting from use of the park.
Park visitors should observe the following rules and precautions of Claremont Municipal Code Chapter 11:

  • Park hours must be observed.  No after-hours use is permitted. Park visitors in violation of the hours may be subject to a citation.
  • No safe drinking water available beyond the park entrance. Do not drink from the streams.
  • The Wilderness Park is subject to closure due to weather or hazardous conditions.
  • Groups of 20 or more are required to obtain a permit prior to using the park.
  • The cutting, pruning or injury of native vegetation or digging of any ground surface within the park is not permitted.
  • Hunting, trapping, or harvesting of any living or dead thing is not permitted.
  • The possession or use of firearms, air guns, bows and arrows, slingshots, or other weapons is not permitted.
  • For your pet's protection, dogs must be kept on a leash of less than six feet in length at all times. 
  • In consideration of other visitors, please remove your dog's waste products from the roads and trails.
  • Glass containers can start brush fires and are not permitted within the park.
  • Fires of any kind including smoking, camp stoves, flammable liquids, or fireworks are not permitted in the park.
  • Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted.
  • Except for emergency and maintenance vehicles, no motor vehicles are permitted in the park.
  • Please take all trash and litter out of the park with you when you leave.
  • Stay on designated trails (along the fire roads) at all times.
  • Practice trail etiquette. Bicyclists and hikers must yield to horses. Bicyclists yield to hikers.
  • Bicyclists must maintain safe speeds at all times.