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Cucamonga Canyon Closure Update

In August of 2013, the San Bernardino National Forest closed Cucamonga Canyon, which includes "Sapphire Falls," to all public use as of 12:00 a.m. August 23, 2013.  After evaluating the conditions of the area, Forest officials determined a full closure of the canyon was necessary due to severe drought.

A new Forest Order was issued April 8, 2014, opening the trail only from Big Tree Road to the stream crossing.  The forest area off the trail, including "Sapphire Falls," remains closed through April 2018. 

View the map of the closure area, visit the U.S. Forest Service's website or read their press release. 

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 Tiffany Cooper at (909) 477-2740 x 4029.