Sapphire Falls Trail [CLOSED]

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Sapphire Falls Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Cucamonga, California that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1456 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

river

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

closed

Sapphire Falls is currently closed, through April 2017.

hiking
2 days ago

I loved this hike, it was easy and had some really cool abandoned structures and cars that made the trip to the waterfall fun. I think it closed mostly due to the amount of people that died up there, either by falling or drowning. For years I wondered when they were going to close it, because it was scary watching people climb the waterfall in shorts and flip flops, with clearly no climbing experience, and often times after drinking beers they brought in an ice chest. I don't know how many of the deaths involved this kind of behavior, because it could happen to any of us, but it was obvious that it was a dangerous place that was easily accessible to a lot of people.

hiking
7 days ago

Closed due to fires, grafittit, vandalism. Falls only accessible if you are with the clean up crew or you will be cited for trespassing. Legal trail (STEEP) will get you close enough to hear the water. Park below Almond anywhere permit is not required

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is very beautiful and is so much fun unfortunately they closed it because a lot of people were tagging on the rocks and leaving trash everywhere

2 months ago

Why was it closed ?

3 months ago

Not open ands no parking

4 months ago

4 months ago

Is this trail open again yet??

5 months ago

to bad youll get a ticket if you go here

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

10 months ago

Maybe they can take the time during the closure to clean all the graffiti...

10 months ago

geocaching
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Amazing hike. I'm sad they closed it. I hope the city reopens it in the future. Not surprised they closed it seeing how much disrespectful little shits left garbage and graffiti all over this place. If they open again, I hope they charge a parking fee or something to keep those disrespectful pieces of shit out of here. Such a unique hike.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fun trail. Was pretty cool you could climb up the side of the waterfall. Sucks it's closed.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

is this trail really still closed?

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

I love this place. Definitely one of my favorites and the falls are amazing.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The hike was great, although we didn't reach the falls. The map was a little deceiving. But definitely going again to find the falls.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Moderate hike. Steep trial