Ice House Canyon Trail

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Ice House Canyon Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Baldy, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2555 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

Ice House Canyon is just under 8 miles long and located near Mt Baldy. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a full day. The Ice House Canyon is a popular day hike with a trail head just north of Mount Baldy Village. The trail is not to strenuous, but if you are hiking in the winter, snow and Ice is a factor. The saddle is the destination for most hikers and views of Mount Baldy and Ontario Peak can be seen. You will follow a stream for almost the first two miles of the hike. There are great little cabins along the way as well. The trail also leads to several other trail, good backpacking and even to Mount Baldy. Wonderful creek trail ascending to great canyon views and pristine high country. This is one of the finest hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains. You climb the heart of scenic Icehouse Canyon into the Cucamonga Wilderness to Icehouse Saddle, then to the top of the 8303-foot Timber Mountain. From the trailhead follow the path east, under a canopy of oak, alder, spruce, cedar, fir, and pine. After 1.8 miles you reach the entrance to the Cucamonga Wilderness. The trail gets steeper as you travel up the canyon. In 3.5 miles from the start, you reach Icehouse Saddle, a nice destination if you'd like to turn back at this point. If you're heading on to Timber Mountain, take the trail to the left (north). Follow the trail as it switchbacks up the southwest-facing slope of Timber. At the west ridge before the trail heads down to the saddle between Timber Mountain and Telegraph Peak, turn right (east) on the marked spur trail, following it .25 mile to the summit. After soaking in the beauty of this splendid high country, return the way you came.

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One of my favorite hikes.

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17 days ago

Amazing hike!!!! Didn't make it to the timber mtn, had my dog (she did great) we made it to the saddle! Beautiful forest setting in the beginning with a running creek (went in November). Smell of leaves and pine. It's quiet. Lots of switchbacks to the saddle. Great views! Sure to be back to go further and camp!

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21 days ago

Very scenic starting off easy along a creek bed, to a river bed and then with a series of challenging switchbacks to the saddle and Timber.

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23 days ago

Gorgeous as well as a great local trail to build real hiking skills on.

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28 days ago

beautiful but definitely come prepared. it's harder than your usual 7+ mile hike

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1 month ago

Love this trail! Hiked it somewhere between 25 to 50 times and have friends who have hiked it more than 100 times. If only it were less popular on the weekends.