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Trail

3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer out and back
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 747' 228 m
Descent: -751' -229 m
High: 2,815' 858 m
Low: 2,064' 629 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

An out-and-back hike to the beautiful Etiwanda Falls from the North Etiwanda Preserve.

Zander Göpfert

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

No dogs. Open from sunrise to sunset.

Overview

This out-and-back, up-and-down hike makes for a terrific excursion just outside of San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga. The doubletrack Etiwanda Falls Road heads due north out of the North Etiwanda Preserve toward the hills of the San Bernardino National Forest, ending at a small oasis surrounding the falls.

Description

To get to the trailhead, drive to the top of Etiwanda Ave and park in the rocky lot. Hike around the gate and start on the N. Etiwanda Preserve Primary Trail Loop, going north and up the whole time. The lefthand turnoff continues the loop, however, for this hike, stay on the Etiwanda Falls Road to the north.

The fire road continues for another mile up along East Etiwanda Creek, until it culminates at the falls. Depending on the time of year and the precipitation, the falls can vary greatly in their intensity. Though it's no Niagra, this spot makes for a beautiful afternoon with cool water to relax in.

From the falls, head back the way you came, except this time around, it's all downhill.

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Apr 28, 2019
Beverly E
Parking lot is small! Arrive early to get parking! 3mi
Feb 18, 2019
Doug Rowland
Feb 16, 2019
Erik Engebretson
Dec 27, 2018
Jennifer Gramley
Jul 23, 2018
Charm Smith
Jul 14, 2018
Tomasz Stanek
Hot but great views.
Jul 11, 2018
Charm Smith
Jun 9, 2018
Darrell Johnson

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  3.4 from 22 votes

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