Icehouse Canyon to Cucamonga Peak Trail

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Icehouse Canyon to Cucamonga Peak Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Baldy, California that features a waterfall 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
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4051 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Cucamonga Peak offers amazing views over Southern California's Inland Empire, east toward Apple Valley and beyond. This hike from Icehouse Canyon is a strenuous 10.5 mile out-and-back route with over 4,000 feet of vertical gain and a top elevation of 8,859'. The north-facing slope holds snow much later in the season than other peaks. From atop Cucamonga Peak you can see most of the better-known peaks in Southern California, including the distinctive saddleback mountains (Santiago and Modjeska peaks) in Orange County; Mt. San Jacinto, San Gorgonio, and Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy). This is the second of six southern California summits in the 6-Pack of Peaks bundle. Done in sequence, they provide great training anyone preparing for bigger hikes such as Mt. Whitney or Half Dome. Each hike in the 6-Pack is progressively higher in altitude, and all have respectable distance and vertical elevation gain.

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11 days ago

Hiked this trail twice in 7 days in an attempt to get to the Peak. The first try was really tough, truly an intense leg workout, we started late at 8:30am. Clear skies with magnificent view of the mountains and trees. We had to turn around with 1.2 miles left to the peak. We calculated 3 hours for that 1.2 miles in and out. on top of the 7hours in and out from our stop point. We were not prepared to walk for 3 hours in the dark given the sun sets at 4:40pm. 2nd attempt: we were excited to go up again this familiar trail. Weather was a lot cooler than the previous week. the inclines are still very hard the second time around. When we got to the Icehouse canyon, the weather suddenly changed. extremely windy and cold with a little snow shower, possible rain. We could not proceed to the peak due to the weather. We went up Timber Mt. instead, still with awesome view of the clouds. We will come back next year when it's no longer cold and days are longer as this trail requires 10-11 hours to complete, more if you head down after sunset. Don't underestimate this trail, come prepared with lots of water, food, additional clothing, gloves.

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15 days ago

this is a great hike. It is a challenging hike. If you take the shorter trail, it'll be a steady incline the whole way up. Its a killer leg workout. If you opt for the longer trail, it isn't a steady incline, but the trails are not as wide and you will need to do a little climbing, nothing crazy. When You reach the top, you have a bunch of different trails you can explore.

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16 days ago

rocky & small switchbacks. beautiful views & chilly .

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28 days ago

Great hike! Started early and finished by 1:30. My GPS says this trail is 12.5, so be prepared. The trail can get narrow in places, making it hard to pass, but it’s well maintained and well marked. Enjoyed the change in landscape coming out of the canyon and into the wilderness!

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29 days ago

Very enjoyable trail that can be hiked year round of the hikers are in shape and prepared for adverse weather conditions. Offers superb view and many spend the night at the peak. I’ve climbed was a nice night it 4 times and enjoyed each trip.


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