nature trips


2 days ago

2 days ago

Great conditioning hike. I don't recommend being on trail alone at night. The area is known for mountain lions and bears.

We started around 5.30 p.m. and it took 1 hour 25 minutes to reach the top as my wife wanted several breaks. Half way to the top it became totally dark and gloomy. We had to use head lamps to find our way up. We were the only people on the trail along with our german shepherd dog. On our way back it was totally foggy, and we could hardly see each other. We were about 1/4 miles away from the top (way before the turn). Suddenly, I spotted two sparkly eyes 300 feet away ahead of us. With the help of our head lamps, we clearly identified the mountain lion staring at us. I leashed my dog immediately. When we moved forward the lion slowly moved down the hill. We hurriedly made it to the bottom in about 30 minutes, safe.

awesome views at the top

I hiked Cucamonga Peak with friends last month. This was a good hike. At the top, Cucamonga Peak welcomed us with a nice and beautiful scenery, layers with clouds. Trail is easy to follow. Definitely not getting lost in the woods. Trail is about 11-12 miles strenous hard hike. The only thing I didn't like about this trail was the rocks everywhere. I almost hurt my ankle so many times because of it. But over all, this trail is fun. I will definitely come back again.

Prepared for total 10.5 miles hike as stated in description but in reality it's 12.0 miles (3.6 to Icehouse Saddle and from there 2.4 miles to the peak) it was strenuous hike but it's an awesome view from the peak, me and my wife made it at double the time of the others, apparently the age do affect your speed....

The hike up was a bit more challenging than Mt. Baldy via Devil's Backbone. All single trails no fire roads.
The views from the peak were spectacular, especially with the rock formations and the diving board was awesome. Check out our video.


Incredible views from the summit

This was our first family hike in about 2 years...a little on the steep side for day one back but doable if you are regularly active. Beautiful clean wide trail. Lots of dust, bring extra water.

So fun and challenging!