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rocky
3 days ago

I hiked this trail on Saturday 5/30 from 7 am to 3:30 pm. Steady incline the entire way up. I'd call it Moderate Plus if you take your time. Absolutely loved the scenary. The first half is in the woods, following a creek, nice cool breezes. The second half is in Sierra-esque ridgelines and has great expansive views of the Bernadinos and a great view of Baldy near by The mountain is very spacious, and not developed as compared to Wilson. I drank 3 liters of water roundtrip, and i'm normally someone who drinks a lot of water.

hiking
4 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike. Nice incline up to the saddle. After that it’s about a mile until you reach Timber MTN. However it’s a tough mile and you’ll really work to reach the top. I parked in the lot and the distance from the lot to the top ( I didn’t take side trails and only stopped at the Saddle) and it was 5 miles up and exactly 5 miles back it was a total of 10 miles not 8.2.

on Timber Mountain

hiking
6 days ago

Short hike from the ice house saddle. A steep climb and then a nice spot to look out at the mountains. Snow has melted. There were a couple of trees blocking the path, but they were easy to get around.

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rocky
8 days ago

This trail is officially back open and it was GREAT! We started our hike @ 8 AM, passed pretty views of the Creek on the way up (there was lots of water and kids/dogs playing in it), up to ice house saddle, and back down using the Chapman Trail. If you’re scared of heights (as in walking directly beside a cliff with no railing), do not use the Chapman Trail. Go back down the way you came up using the Ice House Canyon Trail. Chapman Trail was very narrow at certain parts, cliff side, and extremely rocky. I was fine though, along with our dog and 3 others using, and we’re all pretty novice hikers. Just gotta be careful of where you step. We were also the only ones to use that trail, while on it. We passed others when we were just about out of it, back onto Ice House Canyon Trail. It was a great hike, and I’ll be back to hike up further to Cucumonga Peak.

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bugs
icy
over grown
rocky
snow
9 days ago

5/23/2020 Initially our plan was only to do ice house canyon trail, however once we reached the end of ice house canyon trail and saw that cucamonga peak was only 2.4 miles we decided to try it!!! Certain parts of the trail had snow, it was icy and slippery. On the way down the snow trail was icy & slippery. Although, I had hiking boots & trekking poles, it was still too slippery had to use left hand to grab on the snowy rocks while trying to maintain my right hand on both trekking poles to avoid slipping and falling... scary as the trail is on the edge of the mountain yikes!!!

Better off taking Third Stream Crossing if you are trying to reach the waterfall. this trail is overgrown and full of bugs that bother

Completed today 5/23z Parking and trails are open. Dropped my AirPods (purple case) running on the way back. If you find them, I’d appreciate if you let me know, I’ll give a reward. My number is 949-698-2410. Thank you!

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icy
muddy
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
10 days ago

May 23, 2020. Backpacking day 1. Started up Ice House Canyon and hiked up Timber Mountain before heading to Cucamonga Peak to camp for the night.

muddy
over grown
rocky
snow
11 days ago

Great hike, parking is now open! There is a tiny bit of melting snow on the last stretch to the peak but it’s doable. Took the longer way back instead and it’s a bit overgrown

hiking
12 days ago

This trail is no longer closed due to Covid-19. There are a couple of short spots on the Chapman trail that are fairly overgrown with spiky branches on shrubs but you can squeeze through.

Hiked 5/21. Most the snow has melted with a couple of scattered patches on the trail close to the peak. The patches are for the most part easy to cross with soft snow that have good foot tracks. Did the hike with just hiking shoes, which was fine but it’d have been nice to have hiking poles for a couple of the snow patches (particularly going down). Other snow equipment is unnecessary atm.

Hiked on 5/21/20. I got there at 8 AM and both the parking lot and trail were open. There is still some snow along the trail and at the summit- I did fine with just trekking poles. The map that is linked with this hike has you go down a different way than you go up. Just be warned that some of that trail is very overgrown and in other places it’s less of a trail and more of a hillside. I think it was well worth the struggle for the views all the way down the canyon. Other than that one section the trail was in really good shape.

This was my second try at Cucamonga and now that most snow has melted it was doable. The hike starts parallel to a creek which was full due to snow melting. It goes uphill to the saddle, and past the saddle it’s all uphill through non-stop switchbacks. There’s a lot of shade and the views are great, specially having Mt San Antonio so close. It was hard but rewarding, and a really beautiful hike.

As other reviews stated, the trail is open, but the parking is closed. I was able to park on the side of the rode like most. the trail starts if pretty rocky, however is pretty much straight forward. Towards the peak there is still some snow and most people had poles, however it doable without them. There is ocasiomlly moments of shade, so it not completely exposed. It took me about 2.5 hours to get to the top and a little less than 2 to get back down. I would recommend bringing enough water and poles. Overall a great experience and rewarding trail.

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