Explore the most popular forest trails in Cucamonga Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

Definitely one of my favorite trails in the area. Beautiful, many options when you get up to the saddle. Also, easy place to hike around in the snow. Not really for casual hikers though.

This trail is gorgeous, but overnight there was a heavy snow when I did it (mid-March), so be sure to be prepared for any weather conditions.

Trail conditions are pretty good to Etiwanda Peak. The last section from the main trail to the peak is a little steep and loose, but not too difficult and it is only about 1/8 mile long. The trail is exposed with little shade and can get hot. Make sure you are prepared with enough water and that your fitness matches the difficulty of the hike.

hiking
15 days ago

That was tuff but fun

hiking
17 days ago

Out of all of the Three T's (Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain), Timber is my second favorite (you can't beat the views from Telegraph). It's a fairly easy climb from Icehouse Saddle, unlike Cucamonga peak, Ontario Peak, and Big Horn Peak. Icehouse Canyon and Saddle was very crowded, but we didn't see anyone at the summit of Timber. It was tranquil, with views of Telegraph and Mt. Baldy front and center.

Great hike!! Many options to do more trails once you reach the saddle

The view is so beautiful. Come and see it yourself!

Good walk with a climb. Along a stream for a good part of it with some cool old structures and lots of rock.
Wear good shoes

Went on Sunday May 15 this was my 2d.time here at Cucamonga Peak. ls a little bit harder but, the views are amazing one of my favorites peaks in this area is Cucamonga Peak and Mt. Baldy not a lot of people like to hike for hours. This is a good one to get stronger and aspirer more and others.

my husband and I went on a spontaneous hike up the trail yesterday. Since it was spur of the moment, we weren't as prepared as we should've been with proper footwear and gear, but we stopped at the one mile marker and came back down so it wasn't bad. so beautiful and serine I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who's a beginning hiker or even an experienced one. The trails can get slightly narrow at points and the rocks are tough to walk on (especially in the wrong footwear

backpacking
2 months ago

This was a really fun hike. I spent 2 nights at Kelly's Camp and an interesting snowy night the last night. This trail is really beautiful with lots of views.

This hike was perfect for the day we went. We ended up going right after a mild snow day, still some traffic but not heavy. It was absolutely beautiful. We didn’t make it to the top, we stopped at about 3.5 miles and turned back, I didn’t wear the right shoes for how slippery the ice was. Regardless, hiking in the snow was beautiful, temperature was mid 30s, making it perfect for a cloudless day hiking in the snow.

hiking
2 months ago

this trail starts off very shady, relaxing and easy (although very rocky). Once you get a bit past the 2 mile mark, it gets very steep. Once at the top, you are greeted by amazing snow views and ice cold winds. Intermediate hike.

This is a really fun Alpine Hike, close to Los Angeles. If you're into high elevation and big trees, this is a great location. I went up for President's Day weekend, and camped at Kelly's Camp both nights. I recommend being ready for VERY cold weather all day. This campsite does not get direct sunlight during the day in the winter, so it does not warm up much. I'll definitely be camping here again once the weather warms up.

The major drawback to this campground is the lack of a close-by water source. If it wasn't such a haul to bring water, I would have given it a 5 out of 5.

excellent trail running along a creek that changes monthly. lots of fallen trees and rock. so many great stops, including old cabin foundations.

although it's rated as difficult, the first few miles are pretty easy.

hiking
3 months ago

This can be a brutal hike for newbies, or part timers. I've been wanting to make it to the saddle for a while now but should have done some training first.
It took my grandson (12 yrs) and I about 6 hrs to make it to the top because I am so out of condition.
Going to do some training for a few months and go fo Cucamonga peak.
Overall a great hike and beautiful wilderness.

3 months ago

awesome hike. stream is nice. there's still some snow at top.

I love this hike! On one side of the trail is a crew & the other is a fan of trees shading the path. Dress for cooler temperatures. The top of the trail gets wet. Picnic benches.

hiking
3 months ago

2.4.18

Good and calm

Great hike! We hiked it Saturday, conditions were perfect, although windy at the saddle and definitely cool. Some water on the trail in the canyon but none on the switchbacks (but of course that was before the rain). We did not do the Chapman Trail loop, choosing instead to go up and down the Icehouse Canyon Trail. Not overly difficult if you regularly hike anywhere local. Beautiful views. Will definitely be back.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, started at sunrise, great decision because it got warm coming back down. We took the trail .9 miles further to Timber Mountain which gave us a total of 3600' elevation gain and 9 miles (my Fitbit said I went 12 miles). There is no view point on this hike but the trail the entire way is beautiful with lots of trees, rocks, abandoned cabins, stone fireplaces randomly in the forest, a stream and great scenery! Bring a lunch and lots of water, so many nice places to rest and picnic. Buy your Adventure pass day before at REI if you want to start before the ranger station opens, $4.99.

hiking
4 months ago

I have done this hike probably 60-80 times over the years. It is my "go to" training hike. This hike is good because you can easily add several extensions to various peaks if you need a greater or longer workout.

trail running
4 months ago

Technical and demanding trail with scenic views

Great hike great view

hiking
4 months ago

Took my son and his friend. So proud of them since was a hard hike. Snow on top was a plus for them. My second time doing this hike

hiking
4 months ago

What a great hike! The scenery was beautiful and it was great to see so much snow. Regarding difficulty, those switchbacks were very challenging to us but it was so much fun. It was our first family hike of 2018 and we cannot wait to go back.

always a beautiful trail

Gorgeous trail steeped in 1920’s outdoor recreational history. Lower trail runs parallel to a vibrant stream with lush vegetation. Cabins dot the lower portion of the trail, a mere handful of what used to fill the valley. Ruins make for wonderful photo opportunities. Fire and landslides have definitely left their mark on the area. Continue higher up to the saddle and you have many opportunities to summit various peeks or turn around for a fulfilling adventure.

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