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Cucamonga Canyon Remains Closed

The forest area of Cucamonga Canyon, which includes "Sapphire Falls", remains closed until April 2019.

In August of 2013, the San Bernardino National Forest closed Cucamonga Canyon to all public use as of 12 a.m. August 23, 2013.  After evaluating the conditions in the area, Forest officials determined a full closure of the canyon was necessary due to severe drought.  The following April, a new Forest Order opened the trail only from Big Tree Road to the stream crossing.  

A recently signed U.S.F.S. Forest Order will keep the forest area off the trail, including "Sapphire Falls," CLOSED through April 2019.  Visit the USFS San Bernardino National website for more information about the closure order.

Reservations for parking on both sides of Almond Street between Sapphire St. and Henry St. can be made online at or by calling (909) 303-6030.  All visitors MUST reserve a parking space.  There will be NO charge for Rancho Cucamonga residents with proof of residency.  Reservations are still required.  

Need computer access to reserve a parking space?  Public computers are available for use at the Archibald Library during business hours.
Parking will be strictly enforced between the hours of 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - Saturday.  Violators are subject to towing.  

Parking rates are as follows:
Peak Season (May 1 - September 30):  Monday-Thursday $20/day and Friday-Sunday $25/day
Off-Peak Season (October 1 - April 30):  Monday-Thursday $15/day and Friday-Sunday $20/day

For questions regarding reserved parking in Cucamonga Canyon, please contact Desiree Lawson at (909) 477-2740 x 4029.