I’ve encouraged my sister to hike with me on Saturday, 13 June 2020. ... Out and back 7.2 miles RT with 2,600 feet of vertical gain for intermediate hikers who plan to hike to Icehouse Saddle. The start of the Cucamonga Peak hike is located at the Icehouse Canyon parking lot, approximately 1-1.5 hours from the Greater Los Angeles area. These are probably the most photographed rocks on Cucamonga Peak. This spring is seasonal, so make sure to check ahead and don’t plan on there being water here without confirmation. Hiking permits are in the box in front of the trailhead sign. I met new people during our hike, and I look forward to join with them. For others, higher summits await. Hiked to the top of Cucamonga Peak for the first time with good friends. Remember to stay right when the trail splits from Icehouse Saddle. You’ll notice a change in scenery, too, as the lush green landscape gives way to much more granite. To the southeast is a trail to Cucamonga Peak (2.4 miles). Having done this hike at … Continue past Mt. To the southeast is a trail to Cucamonga Peak (2.4 miles). Once you’ve enjoyed enough time at the summit, you can head up the same way that you arrived. National Forest Adventure Pass is required for parking at the trailhead. Continue on the Cucamonga peak trail till the end, 2.4 miles from the Icehouse saddle. The “Seven Dwarfs” began to … A Forest Service trail (7W07) leads from here to Icehouse Saddle, from which the Cucamonga Peak Trail (7W04) leads to the summit. 1.8 Miles (6078ft)- You’ll pass into the Cucamonga Wilderness. I’ve encouraged my sister to hike with me on Saturday, 13 June 2020. The 3 T's trail branches off to the left, the Ontario Trail branches right, and straight ahead is the Cucamonga Peak trail. Although Mt. Jerry Schad puts the gain at 4300'. © 2014-2020 - Trailtopeak.com - All Rights Reserved. This is the trail offshoot that started back at the 1-mile mark of this hike. I’ll get Cucamonga another day. Located in the Cucamonga Wilderness of the San Bernardino National Forest, Cucamonga Peak sits in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains. Baldy. It was a great day! Cucamonga Peak via the Icehouse Canyon Trail is a 12 mile out-and-back hike that gains 4,339ft with a max elevation of 8,858ft. Should I get a different gps device? The weather is nice during our hike, I would say the trails is quite hard however, it is worth it when you arrived at the final destination. This is also where the trail becomes quite rocky, so make sure to wear proper footwear. Safety Disclaimer Don’t Litter, Please Hike to the right. Icehouse Saddle makes a good place to rest before the second half of this run. The second summit of the SoCal Six Pack is Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon, a challenging 12-mile out-and-back hike with 4,300 feet of vertical gain to an elevation of 8,859 feet. As you continue to gain in elevation, you get glimpses of the Inland Empire to the south. Although Mt. If you do head down icehouse canyon I hope you post a report :) Curious about doing 3 Ts. Posted on December 22, 2013 by calitrails. Stay straight ahead to continue on the main trail. There are five separate trails that intersect at Icehouse Saddle, so make sure you find the right trail before moving on. Cucamonga Peak is a long and steep … This is my favorite hike in the San Gabriels, with a start in Icehouse Canyon, and an end that lets you take in the view of the entire Inland Empire. This trail veers off to the left and takes hikers on a more scenic route to the Icehouse Saddle. hiking Mt cucamonga via Icehouse canyon. Take the Cucamonga Peak trail. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 3.6 Miles (7566ft)- You’ll reach the Icehouse Saddle after 3.6 miles of hiking. I have Samsun Gear S2, You do need a permit when you enter the cucamonga wilderness. SPECIAL CONDITIONS. 4.7 Miles (7664ft)- At 4.7 miles, you’ll reach the Cucamonga Saddle. 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