It’s New Year’s Day, and we want to start off the year by being active. We decide to do this popular hike to Etiwanda Falls. From the reviews, this trail has great ratings.
We arrive at the trailhead parking early, and parking lot nearly full. We park, pack up, and start the hike. This trail is more exposed than we thought, as we are used to hiking in many forested trails in the San Bernardino Forest. This one is lined only with scrub brush. It’s hot, and finally, toward the end of the trail, we duck beneath some trees and hop around braids of the river. As it turned out, this trail was more about the destination than the journey, as the destination brought us the relief: shade and cool streams.