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.

hiking
1 day ago

Great little hike! Nice workout. The incline is pretty consistent the whole way up. Once you get to the top you can relax in the shade and dip your feet in the water. You can also continue to follow the creek for another 10-15 min if you feel like exploring.

2 days ago

Great easy workout when short on time

hiking
4 days ago

fun easy hike. don't have to follow the trail just go up the creek for better views covered by trees lots of shade even on hot days. careful for poison ivy / oak.

walking
8 days ago

If your looking to get out without much planning this is a nice little walk. Incline can be a little tricky for novices but the small creek and waterfall at the top are worth the trek. It's a great way to start your hiking adventures.

hiking
8 days ago

great hike to take beginners. nice waterfall at the top

hiking
8 days ago

12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Went twice in a week. 1st time was around 1 pm the ppl traffic was low had the whole hike to our selfs but it was kinda hot. 2nd time was around 9 am really busy and a lot more ppl but still very friendly atmosphere. You can head up straight till you hit the water and shaded area or loop around then head up straight. Free Parking. Its open from Sunrise to Sunset. Some bugs like the biting flies. Chances of snakes. Not many rest areas and no bathrooms anywhere near the front. The map says there is one on the loop if you venture that way.

hiking
15 days ago

16 days ago

Closed on Fourth of July

hiking
19 days ago

BEWARE OF BEES. They are everywhere along the trail. Don't harm them, and be sure to avoid any bright colors to avoid attracting them. My friend got stung, but we stuck it out and kept going. The trail itself has no shade so a sombrero would be a necessity, or hat substitute. Clean up after yourselves also please, at the waterfall there was trash. Keep our trails clean!

hiking
21 days ago

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24 days ago

This is a great trail if you have a little one with tons of energy. My 4 year old loved it! Just make sure you bring a lot of water when it's hot cause there is no shade till you reach the "waterfall" (the waterfall is only about 2-3 high small but still nice)

hiking
27 days ago

1 month ago

Not kid friendly. No shade on the way up, so go early. Once you get to the falls it nice and shady. I wouldn't bring young kiddos. My 4 years old neice got over heated on the way up. 90 degrees makes it no fun

1 month ago

Good trail. Heavily trafficked. It's at a bit of an incline but not bad. Whole trail should be a cpl of hours going and coming back. Waterfall is nice. Too get a good pic, you need to go down a bit and the rocks are slippery

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
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