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Location: San Bernardino County, about 10 miles north of Upland, 45 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Mt Baldy 7½, Cucamonga Peak 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Ontario Peak, Bighorn Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 4 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 2000'
- Time: 4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, July 1969
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take the 210 freeway east to Baseline Road exit in the City of Claremont.
Turn left (west) at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Baseline Road.
- Almost immediately, take the first right (north) onto Padua Ave.
- Go 1.8 miles north on Padua to the intersection with Mount Baldy Rd.
Turn right (northeast).
- Take this road northeast and then north about seven miles to Mt. Baldy Village.
- Continue another two and a half miles
(through Baldy Village) to a fork at Icehouse Canyon.
- Go a short distance to a parking lot. Park here.
Note: There is a good parking lot for ridesharing in this area.
To get there, after turning west on Baseline Road, continue past
Padua Avenue a short distance to Mills Avenue. Turn north on Mills,
and continue to Mt. Baldy Road. The parking lot is at the northeast
corner of this intersection.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (5000'), trail 7W07 starts just to the right of
the old Icehouse Lodge foundation. Hike up this trail about 1/2 mile to
the first obvious switchback, a short one of only 20'.
- Continue 100'
beyond this short switchback to a stretch of trail buttressed with
chicken wire support on the righthand side. This is turnoff for Sugarloaf
Peak via Falling Rock Canyon. There may be ducks on and around the log at
the turnoff point.
- Leave the trail, cross the streambed,
and go south up Falling Rock Canyon, turning right at about the 6200'
contour and scrambling up a scree slope, to a saddle at the top (6700').
It is often necessary to bypass on the left a slippery waterfall near the
beginning of the canyon.
- Turn right and follow the ridge to the peak
passing a false bump on the left.
Note: HPS policy requires the possession and use of a climbing
helmet on Class 3 terrain or where the hazard of rockfall is present.