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Ice House Canyon Parking Lot

Ice House Canyon Road · Mt. Baldy, CA

How to find us

We'll meet at the trail-head just past the restroom at the end of the parking lot. We are doing this hike along with the OCHC.

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Details

RAIN OR HIGH WINDS WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT

Please sign up on the waiting list and answer the questions. I prefer to limit this hike to people that I have hiked with in the recent past so I can judge your ability level and do my best to select a good group of hikers.

DEPARTURE TIME: 7:00 AM.

ABILITY LEVEL: Advanced hikers only. This is a difficult hike and should not be taken lightly.

DISTANCE: 20 miles

ABOUT THE HIKE: The Ice House Cyn Trail goes up at about 700’ per mile until we'll reach the Ice House Saddle at about 3.6 miles. From there, the trail is a roller coaster of sorts for the next 1.5 miles until we reach the next saddle. The trail gets very steep from the saddle as we climb some 1,200’ over the next mile and walk the traverse to Etiwanda Peak. From Cucamonga Pk to Eti and back is about 3 miles. After a short break, we'll hike back and ascend to Cucamonga Peak, which is one of the better views in the Angeles National Forest.

We will hike down from Cuc to the saddle and then ascend Bighorn Pk via a short but rather steep route. From there it is a long roller coaster route along the ridge line to Ontario Pk.

A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for parking at the trail head.

You can find the weather forecast for the area at this link:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.23337699755914&lon=-117.59628295898438

NOTES: I recommend plenty of water and/or sports drinks. I bring 5L.

DIRECTIONS: The location link above connects to GoogleMaps with the option to get directions from your starting point. Otherwise, from the 210 East, exit at Baseline and turn left. Go about 300 yards and turn right at Padua Ave. Go about 1.7 miles and turn right at Mt. Baldy Rd. About 1.5 miles pass the Baldy village, you will come to a fork in the road. Turn right at Ice House Canyon Rd and go about 200 yards to the parking lot on the left.

There are pit toilets at the trail head but no water.

Boilerplate Legalese:

Hiking is an at-risk activity and I am a volunteer so you are fully responsible for your safety while driving and hiking this event.