Timber Mountain is a 8.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Baldy, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length8.2 miElevation gain3,336 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Day/overnight permits are now required for Cucamonga, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto wildernesses if entering from the San Bernardino forest. For more information, see the park page here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices

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Claire Jh
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HikingGreat!

Absolutely gorgeous. Some things to know: - You’ll need an Adventure Pass to park at the Icehouse Canyon parking lot. You can buy the pass at the nearby Mt. Baldy Visitor Center or at most sporting goods stores. - You’ll need a free Cucamonga Wilderness Permit. You can get one at the Mt. Baldy Information Center, or you can fill it out online. Just Google, “Cucamonga Wilderness permit.” - Most of your elevation gain is after you cross the Cucamonga Wilderness boundary. - The trail is well-maintained and the path is pretty obvious throughout but it’s worth having the downloaded map for reference. When you’re about two miles away from the summit, you’ll come across a junction where the trail splits. The signs don’t mention Mt. Timber. Bear right and follow the sign towards, “Icehouse Saddle.” - Take at least 2 liters of water for this trek. - About two thirds of this hike is very rocky, so I’d choose boots over trail runners. - Much of the trail is shaded but the hardest slog of this trail (last two miles) is pretty exposed to the sun, so wear SPF and polarized shades.

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Icela Pabon
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Beautiful trail, beautiful views of the mountain full of snow. Saturday 4/10 was a great day to hike nice sunny day, cool weather, some patches of snow along the way, it was just a wonderful day to hike with Vera, Jacob and our beautiful group of hikers.

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ray moench
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wow! great weather on the trail today going past Icehouse Saddle and on another mile to the Timber Mountain summit. Beautiful scenery. Parking lot was full, as usual and we all had to park in the street. We did not gather at the trailhead before the hike for the usual group photo since they don't like to see groups of more than 15. Trail mileage is way off. It's clearly 4 miles to the saddle and then another mile + to the summit of Timber. Total roundtrip = minimum of 11 miles http://facebook.com/hikemastersOMG

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kimberly diane
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-perfect hiking weather -a couple small patches of snow -views of snow-covered peaks including Baldy -loved the sound of the creek -worth the views from the peak

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Tom Kolesar
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Had another enjoyable hike up Icehouse Canyon with continuation to Timber Mountain. Arrived at the trailhead parking lot around 8AM on Friday, 9 April. Plenty of parking available. The lot was only about 20% full. The trail was basically dry except for two small patches of snow/ice. Hiking boots or running shoes to Timber are fine. I was surprised with all of the snow a few weeks ago there wasn't more water in the creek. What water there is provides a nice sound as it flows through the rocks. The trail is in great condition. Thanks to whoever is maintaining it. Pay special attention for all of the switchbacks heading up from Icehouse Saddle to Timber. I missed one and ended up scrambling up some steep scree. Not my proudest moment. Garmin recorded 9.45 miles with ~3300 feet elevation gain. Why only 4 stars you ask? Sorry, all of the rocks in the first/last half of Icehouse are tough on my knees. Next time I will opt for the smoother Chapman Trail in one direction and make it a loop. Please be courteous of fellow hikers. Pack out your trash and let people enjoy the sounds of birds and winds in the pines. Enjoy. BTW.....a permit is required to park in many places in the San Gabriel Mountains......including the Icehouse Canyon trailhead parking lot.

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Emmanuel Angeles
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Really nice up there , not crowded .

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Isaac Carrera
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Perfect weather, not much snow on the trail. Started at 10 am and finished around 4 pm...

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Nicole Acevedo
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Lovely early spring hike! The snow is basically gone on this route, I could definitely see extensive snow patches past here on the way to Cucamonga.

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Milton Fang
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95% ice free on 4/2/21. Happy trails!

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Ami Mattison
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Really great hike. Pretty solid elevation gain the whole way up.

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Ultra Tai
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Out of all the other peak trails, this one is prob the shortest distance at 8.3 miles. Weather is getting warmer. Finished today with shorts and t-shirt.

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Chris User
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Julie Posselt
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Some hikes are just better than others, and this one that spans Angeles National Forest & the Cucamonga Wilderness is one of the best in Southern California. It’s a beautiful opportunity to experience alpine conditions, big trees, massive scree fields, and more.

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Sal Lopez
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Beautiful mountain....Nice views. 3/27/2021.

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Melissa P
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Beautiful hike with the snow, the river flowing, and lots of big trees. Challenging incline. Microspikes were helpful but not necessary. Mostly slushy snow as opposed to icy, so it’s fine with hiking boots. Did get windy so bring layers. Great day!

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Cris Hazzard
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You can also continue on and do the 2 other "T" peaks and make it a loop trail, Google HikingGuy Three Ts Trail for a video of what to expect and tips.

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Armida Isabelle Saspa
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It was ok

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Troy Arashiro
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Steven Bennett
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Hiked on 3/1/21. Very little snow and ice on trail, had a great time with my pup. Wind wasn't too bad at all. The canyon was looking beautiful.

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