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.

10 minutes ago

This is a nice hike, not too difficult. It is rocky at the beginning, and dirt the rest of the way up. The waterfall is nice, you can find it if you continue up the path past the small creek.

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2 days ago

Easy

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3 days ago

Perfect!

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8 days ago

The entire trail is pretty unappealing at this time of year, but it is definitely worth the hike.

The entire first part of the hike is rocky and there is absolutely no shade, but when you are at the end of it, you are greeted with a gorgeous, shaded, lush, area where water runs through. It's not a long hike, but during the heat of the day, it can be tough, so bring enough water.

Another note: when I had gotten out of my car, one other hiker warned me about someone breaking into their car. I looked around and saw theirs and one other car that was broken into. Don't leave any valuables in your car if you plan on hiking this.

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13 days ago

As a 400lb man, I found this hike easy/moderate. What makes it moderate for me was the sun exposure. Will try at a better day to complete my first official hike.

trail running
15 days ago

Cool easy trail with a nice prairie like view, just alot of rocks to watch out for.

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