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 beautiful wild flowers 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
4337 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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Loved this hike. A little of everything: shade, cool pines, waterfalls, some easy scrambles and nice views.

2 days ago

Great time- underestimated the time it would take-4hrs up/2.5 down- bring a jacket...gloves...hat-layers- kept taking sweatshirt off/on- at some parts the wind makes it pretty cold- overall- awesome time!

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9 days ago

I went solo and lived it!
it starts off next to a nice size stream with a few small waterfalls, very nice easy hike for the first 2 miles.
Then the hatch backs start and it gets more steep. A day hike to "the saddle" is more than enough to satisfy the hiking urge, and you could get up and back down in 4 hours maybe 5.
If you want to camp over night, plan on going up to the Cucamonga peak. Its a pretty long way up but it feels very removed and there is great views of the city way down below. Please keep it litter free and have a great hike! :-)

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18 days ago

Words cannot describe the beautiful view.

22 days ago

The most amazing view at the top.

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22 days ago

Beautiful trail from start to finish.

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