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Terrible. The element nowadays are pot smokers playing obnoxious music through cheap portable speakers. A lot of graffiti. Avoid the crowds and go early morning

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.

The walk up can be a little difficult because of the incline and elevation but it’s worth it once you get up there and see the waterfall.

walking
22 days ago

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

This is a nice little 2 hour hike. There is some plant diversity but I only saw two birds. The stream has a few main waterfalls, about 5-15 feet each, and once you reach the top there is great shade under the trees. There is some graffiti on the rocks and I picked up five or so pieces of trash, but was definitely a fun beginner hike with friends!

hiking
25 days ago

Great walk up to a great view over the city! FYI, the water fall isn't much of a water fall. there's also no real place to dip in the water. if you live near here, i recommend it, but it's not worth a long drive.

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

fun trail not too hard

It was my first time going on this trail with my little ones who range from 7 to 11yrs of age. It was a bit hard for them at times but once we got to the creek it was worth it. They got in it and had a blast. We also seen some deer on the way up.

nature trips
29 days ago

Great first time hike spot. Rocky but worth the hike to the waterfall/stream. Just remember there is a waterfall at the end so keep going. Good for all ages. If everyone picks up one piece of trash we can change the world.

This was a good hike. They have a paid security guard in the area making regular patrols. We talked to him for a bit he was cool and friendly. During the summer the trail closes at 8pm and the gate is locked so make sure you get your vehicle out. There is no parking available outside of the gate. If you happen to get locked in you’ll have to wait for deputy to come up and let you out. I heard a rumor you could get cited. It would be great if the gate stayed open till 9. It’s a good workout, 850ish foot climb over a mile stretch. Definitely will so this hike again.

mountain biking
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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!

2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.

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