Looking for a great trail in Cucamonga Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 16 hard trails in Cucamonga Wilderness ranging from 6 to 20.3 miles and from 3,979 to 10,065 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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off trail
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

After I saw that the fire road hot fixed I decided to give this trail a 2nd chance. The trail is pretty easy to follow and I would rate it as moderate. Once you decide to go off trail looking for the waterfall is where the fun starts. Make sure you are prepared to get wet since you will be crossing the stream a couple times and sometimes the only way is through the water. The off trail section to the waterfall was more challenging than the hike itself. Right now you can drive up to the trailhead with a regular car.

3.28.2020 Amazing trail. I never get tired of it. I like to hike around this time of the year. The trail with snow is just beautiful.

hiking
icy
muddy
3 days ago

Left at about 11am - we got about 3 miles in before we had to turn around due to snow, we didn't bring krampons. Great view! Not very difficult, we careful with mud.

hiking
9 days ago

Only made it to the saddle. Thick clouds above the saddle and there was enough snow and ice on the trees from the recent snowfall there was a risk of trees snapping and avalanches.

We hiked towards Cucamonga Peak via the Chapman trail, and it was gorgeous. We were not able to complete the loop to come back on Icehouse Canyon Trail due to snow. We made it so close to the end, but with two kids, and only trekking poles, no crampons, it didn't seem safe to continue. It was absolutely gorgeous, though, and we're looking forward to completing the loop soon. (Hiked on March 7, 2020)

hiking
snow
21 days ago

Ice and snow on Chapman Trail March 8th! We could not complete the loop and had to turn back a bit before the saddle junction because it was too treacherous. Would not recommend trying to go further without crampons and experience. Listen to your intuition and stay safe friends. Note: Going back the way we came on Chapman trail = 9.7mi (2mi longer than it would have been if we could have completed the loop). Bring extra water!

About 3.5 miles into the hike you hit really hard, icy snow. We had to turn around but if you have the proper equipment you’ll be fine.

hiking
22 days ago

Microspikes were helpful about half mile before the saddle (some snow/slippery ice on trail), but I saw quite a few people without traction. The trail’s pretty clear after the saddle to Timber.

Great trail. Still snow from saddle to Ontario peak

hiking
bugs
24 days ago

hiking
bugs
rocky
24 days ago

You have to buy a day pass and post it in your vehicle otherwise you’re subject to a fine. Bring bug spray. I went in early March and there were a lot of gnats and mosquitos. Lots of loose gravel on trails, not a lot of shade so dress accordingly.

hiking
25 days ago

Hiked up to Timber Mountain Peak (8303 ft) on 6 March. Not many people on the trail. I agree with what Denise wrote below. Ice House Canyon trail is relatively clear of snow and ice up past the second junction with the Chapman Trail. About a half mile from Ice House Saddle there are some patches of ice so I put on my microspikes because I wasn't sure what was ahead. Better safe than sorry. The closer I got to the saddle the more snow/ice I encountered. Yes, I saw people getting to the saddle without traction devices, but I was happy I had mine. The trails to Cucamonga and Ontario were covered with snow and there weren't many foot prints. So I took a left and headed for Timber. The trail to Timber Saddle was bare except for a couple of small patches of snow. The last 0.25 mile up to the actual Timber Mountain Peak was mostly covered with snow, but there were some bare patches you could connect together. I'm confident I could have gotten to the peak without spikes, but I was happy I had them for the descent. Garmin registered 10.3 miles and 3345ft elevation gain. Total moving time was a little over 4 hours. Great views of Baldy, Telegraph, Ontario, Big Horn and Cucamonga Peaks!!!

hiking
bugs
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
25 days ago

First of all not sure why but my AllTrails directions showed I arrived at my destination just past the last house on the right. So I parked. Unfortunately, I was approx. 2.5 miles too soon. Luckily it was a wide fire trail but it was pretty intense!!! Keep driving until the fire road ends. There is parking and a bathroom as well. It’s been recently maintained with what looks like fresh gravel. No 4x4 needed. On my way up I was appalled at the graffiti! It’s disturbing that punks can’t respect nature and also pollute our water. Once you are on the trailhead it’s a steady incline on a very narrow trail. But it’s pretty well clean and it isn’t overgrown much. I only took the path up to the Stone House camp, which stupidly there is no “stone house” also not really a camp I could find unless the camp marker was slightly off? But I don’t recommend this trail one bit. The beginning of the trail is cleared and easy to hike down. But once you get to the creek it’s hell from there on in and back out. The trail literally ends at the creek. I had to cross the creek a few times repeatedly. There are huge boulders and a lot of loose rocks. There are also a lot of downed trees, and don’t get me started on the gnats! Plus tons of fire ants, regular house ants, and tons of spiders and spider webs! I had repellent on abs the gnats were over me 10 fold! It was hell trying to swat them away while climbing boulders, climbing over & under trees, and crossing the creek multiple times. The creek was roaring like crazy in places and a tad scary to be honest. In one crossing I lost my balance on a slimy rock and ended up in the creek. I finally decided to turn around, and nearly fell off a section of rocks that must have been part of a landslide, because when I started putting my body weight on them they tumbled down and I ended up cutting my leg on a sharp boulder. Trying to make my way out I regretted ever venturing into this mess. My advice stay on the main trail! I never did end up making it to the stream crossing. *sad face* It’s all sun and it’s extremely warm so bring lots of water. I did 7.25 miles and drank all my 2L water bladder. Watch out for small snakes that look like long lizards without legs. The one I saw was when I was walking back down towards my car on the fire road. There were a few homeless up there, in their cars with a forest adventure pass. I think they stay there during the day until the trail closes. So be careful.

hiking
icy
snow
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

on the harder side. nice to have some tall tree vibes in socal.

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