|Topo map USGS Corona North, CA|
Elevation 310 m
Mountain range Temescal Mountains
Parent range Temescal Mountains
|Mountain type Granitic|
Prominence 113 m
Age of rock Cretaceous
|Location Riverside County, California, U.S.|
Beacon Hill, formerly known as Chocolate Drop Mountain, is the tallest summit of a range of granite hills surrounding and running northeastward from Lake Norconian, at the extreme northwest of the Temescal Mountains, in Norco, California.
Map of Beacon Hill, Norco, CA 92860, USA
Rex Clark, owner of the Norconian Resort, sought to draw attention to his resort by building a 38-feet tall lighthouse with a powerful revolving light atop the hill. That beacon gave the name to that hill known today as Beacon Hill but once known as Chocolate Drop Mountain, near what is now the town center of Norco.