North Etiwanda Preserve Falls Trail

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North Etiwanda Preserve Falls Trail is a 5.7 mile trail located near Rancho Cucamonga, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible from December until May.

The North Etiwanda Preserve was established as a habitat preservation area on February 10, 1998, when the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors accepted mitigation land from San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for impacts related to construction of the 210 Freeway. The initial 762 acres acquired for the North Etiwanda Preserve consisted primarily of a unique Riversidean Alluvial Fan Sage Scurb plant community and was purchased by SANBAG to be preserved as natural habitat for impacts to the Costal California Gnatcatcher and similar habitat consumed by the development of the freeway. Ongoing conservation efforts have enabled expansion of the Preserve to over 1200 acres.

The North Etiwanda Preserve is located at the northern terminus of Etiwanda Avenue in the foothill area above Rancho Cucamonga.

From the 210 Freeway:
- Exit Day Creek Boulevard in the City of Rancho Cucamonga and head north.
- Proceed on Day Creek Blvd 2.2 miles until you reach Etiwanda Avenue.
- Day Creek will veer east and end at Etiwanda Avenue.
- Take Etiwanda Avenue north approximately .3 mile until the pavement ends.
- Continue on dirt road approximately 600 feet to the designate gravel parking area.

San Bernardino County Special Districts Department
157 West 5th Street, 2nd Floor,
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0450
(909) 387-5940

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There was a nice hiking trail that extended around the preserve. We took the route that goes to the waterfalls.
The trail leading up to it was very rocky and there was no shade in sight for over a mile, except for a shaded picnic area at the beginning of the trail.
The largest waterfall was very nice and getting there and then traversing down to it is not for the faint of heart but if you are up for it, it's well worth it. You can continue on the trail after the waterfall to get to a nice shaded area overlooking the waterfalls.

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There was a nice hiking trail that extended around the preserve. We took the route that goes to the waterfalls.
The trail leading up to it was very rocky and there was no shade in sight for over a mile, except for a shaded picnic area at the beginning of the trail.
The largest waterfall was very nice and getting there and then traversing down to it is not for the faint of heart but if you are up for it, it's well worth it. You can continue on the trail after the waterfall to get to a nice shaded area overlooking the waterfalls.

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Got to the trail at about 6am just because it gets so hot later in the morning. It was nice and refreshing and only a couple other people out at that time. Got to the water and kept going further up which was cool because it was no longer a "trail." There are no dogs allowed on this trail because it is a preserve.

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Pretty good workout

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It was nice trail. The streaming water was clear and refreshing . On the top of one hill, you could actually see city of Rancho, Fontana, and upland. I recommend it for family hike.

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This is one of my favorite hikes. gives you just enough workout getting up to the falls. The falls them self are beautiful and it's the perfect place to sit and rest for a few. haven't been back up since the fires but hope to go soon.

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I LOVE this trail. So many beautiful waterfalls and a lovely night line view of the city. It's a moderate hike, some portions are easy mostly near the entrance gate. The sign says no dogs but hikers still take their dogs with them. This area has a lot of history so take your camera and explore the different trails.

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