Explore the most popular hiking trails near Rancho Cucamonga with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Closed due high heat!!

I definitely miss this trail I really hope they reopen it with a cleaner image, it was definitely one of Rancho's hidden gems.

hiking
18 days ago

Been coming here for years, last time I went my car window was busted out and everything was taken out of my car when I got back from my hike. It’s a nice hike, no shade on the way up, only about 1.5 miles to reach the falls but it’s a big incline all the way. The falls have graffiti everywhere and there are names carved all over the trees at the top.

So nice up there. Too bad to see graffiti on the rocks

Did both of the trails one after the other yesterday, Loop and up to the waterfalls. Very rocky terrain on both, boots are advised as well as at least 2 liters of water. Not much shade up to either. It’s a good steep climb up but worth going the distance. Take plenty of breaks, it’s not a race but an adventure. Lots of mosquitos up at the waterfalls due to sitting water. Highlight was having a huge deer bound over the walking path on the loop about 10 yards in front of us. Will do again .....

it's a easy family friendly trail and the scenery is amazing....

nice walk/run, enough incline to take your breath away but easy enough that before you even think you had enough youre at the falls. nice view from the top. come early coz parking is limited to 30 cars and this trail is popular. police present to give you ticket.

Sapphire Falls is closed until April 2019. Here is the link with the details:

https://www.cityofrc.us/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=1065&TargetID=5

This is one of my favorite hikes. I would not rate it as easy. Each time I hiked it, I went home sore. Good workout. :)

hiking
27 days ago

just finished and all I can saw is owwwww. My Fitbit measured it at a little over 4 miles round trip, a far cry from the 3.4 it says it is. it's not rocky like boulder-y where you have to climb over things but pebble-y where every step is unstable and you're in danger of rolling an ankle. Once you get up there it's absolutely beautiful and a great place to relax and chill for a while. There is graffiti buy we didn't see much trash that people were complaining about. It is very steep and there really isn't anywhere along the trail to rest. It actually took us about the same amount of time going up as it did coming down. Absolutely no coverage and when it's sunny it's HOT. Good luck!

1 month ago

Great hike.

Great hike. Waterfall was small due to lack of rain but still worth the hike. I’d classify this as a Moderate more than easy hike due to the constant elevation gain in such a short distance (800 ft in 1 mile)

on Etiwanda Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail...Sun projection, hat & water, I saw folks in tennis shoes but were having a bit of a struggle hiking. If your in fair condition it may take you 1hr plus to complete, parking is limited... it can be a busy trail with families hiking. Disappointed with the graffiti, pet waste & trash visitors leave behind.
Unfortunate, be considerate.

hiking
1 month ago

Like others said, lots of rocks make this trail a little more tricky. I expected the falls to be a little larger, but it wasn't very big and the amount of trash and graffiti detracked from the ambiance. There was also some dog poop on the trail. It took about an hour and a half for me and my boyfriend to complete at 9 am. Definitely go early as the sun gets pretty hot and there isn't much shade.

Fun trail and great for kids. Be a good human and pick up your trash and maybe pick up some one else’s for good karma.

good trails.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a wonderful hike, but be advised it’s very rocky. Also the trail is heavily trafficked. Depending on how you look at it, that should be factored into your decision to hike this trail.
We took this trail for family hike and enjoyed a nice picnic lunch at the falls. We didn’t mind the crowd, but YMMV. Overall, we would do this again.

Did this trail this morning for the first time. Got there around 8:30 and the parking lot was packed. It labels this trail as easy but it not. Lots of rocks on the trail so wear appropriate shoes.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hiking spot.

Very easy to hike. (I took my daughter up there for the first time when she was 4 years old).

Don’t leave your trash, pick up after yourself, and DO NOT GRAFFITI.

The Falls were an unexpected surprise. Nearly instantly you go from dry arrow landscape to a lush forest.

Easy as far as distance but when it comes down to the incline it’s a bit difficult rocks make it hard to walk sometimes

Too many rocks

It says no dogs but some brought their dogs.... anyone know if they are allowed?

hiking
1 month ago

TIME
Took me and my 40-something boyfriend three hours to hike in and out. We did have a half hour picnic before we headed back.

CAR
Super easy drive up to the trailhead.

PARKING
Didn’t need a parking pass. Guessing parking fills up fast. We went on a weekday, afternoon while school was still in session and there were many people on the trail.

CELL/MOBILE SERVICE
Verizon service went in and out. I didn’t have any service at the end of the trial.

GEAR
Recommend shoes with ankle support because there are a lot of rocks and trail angles that it would be easy to roll an ankle on.

HEADS UP
There is A LOT of graffiti along the tail. It’s disappointing and distracts heavily when you come up to the creek. I also cleaned up a normal size shopping bag of trail garbage on my way out.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
This trail qualifies as ‘Easy’ on the app but the 800+ ft elevation gain is work and grueling in the hot sun.

TRAIL FEATURES
Great creek at the end of the trail. Make time to creek walk further up.

Awesomeness

Done this twice with friends. Would possibly say this is harder than easy if you go to the top of waterfall.

I don't get it are dogs allowed or not some posts say the dogs love it then the next post say no dogs allowed...help

Really fun trail! I suggest you pack light and leave electronics in the car though . You do have to get in the water and swim up to climb the mini waterfall to continue the trail. Not sure if they’re open yet though.

hiking
2 months ago

pretty cool little trail. A lot of nature to look around and see. Good little 45 minute hike.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is rockey and I wouldn’t rate it as easy but, the waterfall is cool. IMO it’s a good workout not too hard but, not easy.

Are the falls open yet I've been dying to go!!!

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