Ontario Peak and Bighorn Peak Loop

MODERATE 22 reviews
#5 of 11 trails in

Ontario Peak and Bighorn Peak Loop is a 14 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Baldy, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4317 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

historic site

This is a beautiful hike and the views from the Peak rival those from Cucamonga. You get rock trails, scree trails, woodsy trails, pine needle trails, acorn trails and so on. The trail hugs the mountainside all the way down to Cedar Canyon camp site and you lose relatively little elevation.

hiking
23 days ago

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

backpacking
2 months ago

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.

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hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

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Saturday, April 04, 2015