A beautiful waterfall amidst a deciduous trail awaits you at the North Etiwanda Preserve in Rancho Cucamonga. A challenging hiking trail that will excite the adventurous side in you welcomes you to this preserve. A hike along this path will give you a unique opportunity to familiarize yourself with the natural beauty and the sparse vegetation of this area. If you are a nature lover and a birdwatcher, then you must visit the North Etiwanda Preserve, Rancho Cucamonga; you are sure to be mesmerized by the wonderful diversity of fauna and birds here!
How to Reach North Etiwanda Preserve
- Private Vehicles/Cabs
North Etiwanda Preserve Reviews & Ratings
The is a beautiful hike. It's about 2.5 miles from trail head to the waterfall at trail end, all uphill. There is about 1500 increase in elevation from the trail head to the end of the trail. The trail is full of stones and rocks. Take plenty of water and stay out of the brush because there are rattlesnakes.
Their are two nice trail trails here. One is a loop that that will take you around the preserve, it's a little over four miles. The second trail will take you up to a very nice waterfall, it's approximately three and a half miles. The trails are pretty Rocky with no shade
Nice park good door about the three hours of walking across about 1000 feet of elevation change. Parking is limited and they were ticketing and towing folks while I was there. Luckily it was easy to get a ride share to and from the preserve entrance.
I have been wanting to get back into hiking and getting active. After reading up on this place, this seemed like a good place to start. I got there around 9am on a Wednesday morning. Parking was readily available and not the nightmare I read about. Followed the steadily-inclining trail and enjoyed he great views. It's pretty rocky at points, but nothing too bad, but wear appropriate shoes. I'm out of shape and quickly realized it here. Once to the top there is a nice little waterfall and stream. Very tranquil spot to rest or explore before hiking back down. Lot of graffiti and things like that, but it's still worth checking out. The trek down is all downhill and took no time. I had a lot of fun on this trail and saw around 30 people total from start to finish. Definitely will be back to see if I can beat my time! Check it out!
Great hike. Gradual slope over 3 miles will challenge just enough. Please DO NOT bring your dog. People ignore this rule. This is a protected Flora and fauna area! Even bacteria your dog carries could be harming the environment.