Three T's Trail via Icehouse Canyon

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Three T's Trail via Icehouse Canyon is a 15.2 mile loop trail located near Mt Baldy, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

views

wildlife

A long, scenic loop from Icehouse Canyon to the Three T's Trail covering Timber Mtn, Telegraph Peak, and Thunder Mtn. Icehouse Canyon, nestled among cedar and pine, is a popular spot for casual hikers to enjoy alpine scenery and a year round stream. It is also served to more experienced hikers as a gateway to peaks in the Cucamonga Wilderness including the Three T’s Trail which summits Timber, Telegraph, and Thunder Mountains. From Icehouse trailhead, it is 3.6 miles to Icehouse Saddle, and an additional 5.6 miles to summit the three peaks to Baldy Notch. From Baldy Notch, you can walk down the access road or take the chairlift down during hours of operation. After reaching the base of Mt. Baldy (Manker Flat), the last 2.5 miles is paved back to the trailhead. This trip is a 14 mile loop, total. Another option is to backtrack the Three T's Trail after reaching Thunder Mtn. Getting to Icehouse Saddle is good exercise, but the Three T's Trail is strenuous. A lot of uphill and downhill hiking is required to pass over the prominences. The tallest is Telegraph Peak, at 8,985 ft.

6 days ago

This is a great trail that can be done from Icehouse or Manker Flat. There are a few sections on the south side of Telegraph that are confusing and/or eroded, but the trail is pretty easy to follow. Just follow this app, a GPX, or a map, and you'll be fine. This hike is a more strenuous than Cucamonga, but not extremely so. The views from Telegraph are some of the best in the San Gabes if you enjoy the desert and like looking at other peaks from different angles. Baldy in particular looks amazing.

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This is a good intro for newbs testing out their legs. Not difficult for a advanced/fit hiker. Views were under whelming and it was crowded. Not worth doing a second time.

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3 months ago

The trail is well maintained. In the cloudy day of June 11, we saw splendid sea of clouds at the peak. The wind between icehouse canyon saddle and baldy notch can some time be fierce. The shade of the trail is not rare nor abundant. Shuttle may be arranged to avoid hiking along the road for the last 3miles.

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3 months ago

Bring an umbrella and lots of water, there is very little shade higher up. Wear pants, the trail gets thin where brush is barley cut. This trail made my dogs paws sore. I don't recommend for dogs over 40 lbs.

3 months ago

Great!!! The only thing is the last part, walking down Baldy Road to get back to Icehouse, didn't realize that!

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