Lets start our Sunday with a nice picturesque hike to the Etiwanda Falls and then continue on to Day Canyon Creek in the North Etiwanda Preserve. Along the way there are a few historical remnants of early water collection devices that served to irrigate the citrus and grape crops down in the valleys below. I do these hikes often, and I guarantee that everyone will love it! Starting straight up to Etiwanda Falls, we will see how the recent rains are flowing out of the mountains, and then we will head over to Day Creek, and enjoy the serenity of Day Canyon.
Lets meet at 8:45 AM for introductions, and plan to start on our way at 8:50 AM.
ESTIMATED TRAIL STATS
Distance: 6.5 miles (out-and-back)
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 900’
Difficulty: Beginner to Moderate
Trail Use: Hikers, Equestrians
WHAT TO BRING: It should be fairly warm so dress appropriately and be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, a sun hat, and sunscreen. Also, wear comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. Trekking poles are not necessary but may be useful on the way down, or crossing the creeks, if you use them.
*I will update the weather forecast as the hike gets closer.
DIRECTIONS: From the 210 Freeway (applies to both Eastbound and Westbound) in Rancho Cucamonga, exit on Day Creek Blvd. and drive North (towards the Mountains). Day Creek Blvd. curves to the East and then ends at Etiwanda Avenue and there you will turn Left, heading up about 1/4 mile to the parking area. Park in the lot or off the road if the lot is full.
From the parking area, walk to the large gate where we will meet for introductions.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: Please read before signing up for this event. By participating in this event you agree to not hold these assistant organizers or Meetup liable for any harm to you of your property. The hike organizers are not a professional hikers/trained leaders and are not trained to treat medical emergencies. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to injuries which include but are not limited to falls, fractures, rattlesnake bites, poison oak, insect bites, heat stroke, and frostbite. You are responsible for your own safety and being appropriately equipped to participate in the hike. You are also responsible for knowing whether you are physically able to participate in the hike. Always stay on the trail, let the hike organizer know if you are leaving the group, and never walk alone.
* No plus 1's. All participants need to be members of the Meetup group so that they acknowledge and agree to the Waiver Of Liability Disclaimer.
*Cross posted with ENERGIZED! Outdoor Adventures Meetup group.