Past Meetup

Der Jefes: Cucamonga y Etiwanda

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Der Jefes:

Cucamonga & Etiwanda Peaks are above the cities of Upland & Etiwanda.

This trail is NOT for beginners. It is an advanced trail.

The pace will be intermediate & steady.

The length of the trail is about 15 miles 'n change 'round trip. Allow for about 8 -10 hours to complete.

Bring a camera, there is a lot to see !!!

Make sure to bring plenty of water, at least 5 quarts (or you will run out), more if you like, and something to eat.

Wear good trail shoes or boots. Also, bring a hat and some form of light.

Our first short break will be at Ice House Saddle, which is about 3 1/2 miles from the trail head.

From there we will continue the last 2 1/2 miles to Cucamonga Peak, where on a clear day, the valley and coastal islands can be seen.

We will then continue along to Etiwanda, about 1 1/2 miles away.


From hwy 210, east or west: exit on Mountain Ave. and turn north towards the mountains. Follow Mountain all the way to 'the mountains'.

When you reach the top of Mountain Ave., there is a stop sign. Watch for oncoming traffic.

Turn right on Mt. Baldy road and follow it for about 8 miles.

Drive through Mt. Baldy Village.

About a mile 'n change passed the village you will come to Ice House Canyon, there is a sign. It is just before a sharp left turn that is the beginning of the hair pin switch-backs. Drive straight and park in the lot.


A wilderness day or annual pass is required to park in the lot.

We will meet at the trail head, at the top of the lot, at 8:30 am (unless I get out of work late; then it will be a bit later...)


Pets are required to be leashed at all times.

Most pet owners seem to think this rule does not apply to them.

Do NOT bring your dogs, cats, canaries, drama, +1’s or other pets.


No +1's or extra guests.

If you want to bring a friend along, local or long distance, just have them join the club.

This is an "at your own risk" event on lands accessible to the general public.

By joining this event: YOU are responsible for your conduct and safety and agree to free the event organizer, Mt. San Jacinto Hiking Club, any other organizers and agents associated with the club and this website from any and all liability.