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.

4.6 miles
1374 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

rock climbing








Sapphire Falls is currently closed, through April 2017.

21 days ago

2 months 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.

2 months 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

2 months ago

3 months 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

3 months ago

Why was it closed ?

5 months ago

Not open ands no parking

6 months ago

6 months ago

Is this trail open again yet??

7 months ago

to bad youll get a ticket if you go here

7 months ago

9 months ago

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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?

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.

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