Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Went to The Top Of Mountain Easy Trail W Nice View. Although I couldn't find the water fall smh Someone Please explain how to get there

Easily accessible from the 210 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga, this wide trail offers a good workout and a peaceful waterfall at the end!

Beautiful day to hike Etiwanda Falls / Preserve
Loop today. it’s a quick 2-hour workout! jsut check the weather as it can get really hot in the IE.

walking
1 month ago

Nice flat trail, good for jogging. Trained for a 1/2 here.

Very nice, varied terrain suitable for hiking or running. Waterfall is a nice shaded area to take a break.

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

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 .....

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. :)

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.

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

hiking
6 months ago

I love this spot. I called into the ranger station and they said you can park there with a national forest adventure pass.

Just like the old days, parking was hard today (Sunday) we got there around 11am so it would be warmer, get earlier if you can fit parking, do not park outside of the lot because cops were writing tickets today.

How do you go when it’s closed , is there security/cops that’s there watching?

yes. stay away. no public anything, no roads, lol

Great hike! Falls at the end was beautiful! Listen to signs telling you were NOT TO PARK! As I was leaving, police came and were issuing parking tickets.

New hours are being enforced. 6:30 am - 6:30 pm when gates are open and close. Porter potty are the begging of trail now.

Sucks! No parking anywhere. Only with a $20 permit parking pass.

Well maintained and beautiful views.

It is a difficult and unmaintained service road.

This was a great hike! There was hardly any trash but unfortunately there is some graffiti. There is a pretty big incline so depending on your fitness level this could take a little while. My group made it to the creek crossing in an hour and from there we headed up the river to do some exploring. We didn't see the falls as we were afraid of being cited. We saw a camera or sensor up there that may be used to enforce the rule? Parking is $20 so we were just dropped off to avoid this cost. Overall a great hike that was fun and short! I really hope they open up access to the falls soon!!

trail running
8 months ago

Jan 2018; Parking by Permit only. No access.

Like this trail because it's a little steep which gives you a good workout. However you MUST take proper shoes because it's pretty rocky. If you take kids under 4 or 5 be ready to carry them on your way down or up.. They will get tired and the ground it's pretty hard for their little feet.. Saw many parents carrying their kids and they looked tired. Also saw people with flats shoes... In a place like that you will injured your feet with those type of shoes. With that said. The trail allows you to take cute pictures. It ends at the small waterfalls. There are other trails that you can take that lead to this one, you will find them on your way. Trail it's pretty traffic wich it's good for safety, lots of families.

I like doing the Loop more than the in and out. It’s longer (which I liked), more scenic and the terrain is better!!!! So rewarding once you make it to the top to see the waterfall. ♥️

Beautiful trail - straight out and back. Pretty steep uphill and gravelly. It’s unfortunate how much graffiti has taken over the falls, but still pretty. Make sure to go early as there is no shade.

Good workout, it was an overall very nice and clean trail with beautiful views.

Rock climbing wall. Rope climbing through waterfalls. Swimming. Greenery everywhere. Awesome hike.

I really liked this trail. I’ll admit, I’m not the type of person that does this often but I was able to get through it. There is incline so be ready for that, overall it’s a great trail. It says no dogs but there was a lot of dogs walking (my two included lol), I just wish people were better about cleaning after them and/or taking the poop bags. The scene was nice, worth the hike!

Great short hike with a lovely set of waterfalls. Unlike other waterfalls in the area, I felt that this trail was better maintained and looked after than Bonita Falls. Very crowded to the falls themselves, but fantastic none the less. The interpretive markers are awesome and shed some light on the early days for the region. I learned a lot venturing around the loop and even made my way up Day Canyon to see stone gauge building after seeing it on one of the interpretive signs. Now that’s a gem that doesn’t get much traffic. One of my favorite hikes in the region. Will be doing it again soon. :)

Great, uphill hike to a fun waterfall at the end. I didn’t notice too much graffiti like other reviews suggested. A bit rocky but doable in tennis shoes. Overall, awesome workout!

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