Etiwanda Falls Trail

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Etiwanda Falls Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Cucamonga, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
898 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Nestled in the Etiwanda foothills is the Etiwanda Falls Trail. It is a nice out and back hike suitable for the whole family with lots of great scenery and photo opportunities. There are also many informational markers along the way to explain the significance of conserving this area and its role in protecting valuable ecosystem function and sensitive species found there. The falls are found on National Forest property north of the current boundaries of the North Etiwanda Preserve. By going to the falls, you will cross over privately owned property, which is not a designated part of the Preserve. The private property crossed is still a habitat preservation site for which the same conservation practices apply.

1 day ago

The trails are clean, but marked with graffiti and many signs are rusted and can't be read. Waterfall was a nice respite from the hot and dusty trail.

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2 days ago

Easy hike, the trail is rocky but once you reach the falls, the view will be worth it.

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2 days ago

this is our go to family hike. still so much to explore.

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2 days ago

Good hike on a Sunday afternoon. To bad there is a lot of graffiti. The city needs to get it removed. So sad that people spray paint there political views on such a nice trail.

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5 days ago

Nice place for a 1 hour hike

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14 days ago

it's one point seven miles it's pretty good and get you in shape and i seen people that can't make it turn around so it's not easy for all everybody I heard somebody say it's dirty, it's a hike in the wilderness it should be dirty he said there's a lot of people, you want to be the only one you think you're the only one in this country come on stop it stop bitching

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14 days ago

The hike was ok but the place was dirty and thare were a lot of people. This hike was kinda disappointing to me.

16 days ago

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16 days ago

Haven’t been here in awhile was nice to get out . Not a terrible trip.

17 days ago

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22 days ago

This is a steep, rocky out and back trail to a small waterfall. Since the trail is so rocky, I would not recommend trying to run on it. Also, there is no shade until the waterfall. Otherwise, the scenery is beautiful. The trail was crowded with families the Saturday morning I was there. Parking is free.

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23 days ago