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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 is primarily used for hiking 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
2759 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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forest

river

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wild flowers

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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.

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11 days ago

beautiful hike.

hiking
13 days ago

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1 month ago

Great views! Highly recommend. Baldy is all around awesome.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, hiked the devils back bone on the way down started around 1pm and finish around 7pm tracker said it was 11miles and 239 floors :)

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I've now done this hike in the winter and in the spring. I've hiked it in snow shoes and in hiking boots. I always find it to be one of the prettiest hikes I've done. It looks different every time I'm there. This time we hiked Ice House to Timber Mt and returned via Chapman Trail. I'm not afraid of heights, but if you are you might not want to return through Chapman. It's rocky and steep!

backpacking
1 month ago

Loved it! it was still pretty icy and should have brought crampons but a great hike all around. took about 4.5 hours and the elevation gain really sneaks up on you quick. bring plenty of water and a light jacket if you plan to make this hike early in the morning. The winds kick up at the higher elevations. I wouldn't recommend bringing small children unless you plan on carrying them through the switchbacks but thats on you. Good luck!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is clear of snow until the upper junction with the Chapman Trail (approx 1/2 mile from the Saddle). A few frozen snow patches (ie snow that has melted and re-frozen overnight...more like a big block of ice) between there and the saddle, which are easy to climb. You definitely want trekking poles for the descent because it would be easy to slip and break an arm or an ankle going down. North of the saddle--still tons of snow and ice. Forget about Cucamonga Peak, Ontario Peak, Bighorn, or the Middle Fork trail until lots more melting has occurred. Very dangerous atm because the air temp is warm but the overnight temps are below freezing, so you get lots of ice.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail summer 2016, its one of my all time favorites especially when the water is flowing. Planning to hike this trail again as soon as the ice melts.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I did Chapman trail in an attempt to avoid ice, hoping to get to the Saddle. Too icy for me. I found a Cache does anybody know about these things??? I signed the register and stuck it back where I found it, Awesome hike, cant wait till ice is gone.

hiking
2 months ago

Patchy snow starting about a mile from the saddle. The last half mile all snow. Not icy, so footing was good. crampons not needed. Watch out if nighttime temps drop closer to freezing; it will be icy then.

2 months ago