USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
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
From Ontario Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 2 miles one way cross-country
- Gain: 200' plus 2000' of loss (descending to the trailhead
at Icehouse Canyon requires an additional
2000' of loss)
- Time: 1 hour one way
- Rating: Class 2, strenuous
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, July 1969
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- 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: Previous rideshare parking lot at the intersection of Mills Ave and
Mt Baldy Road is no longer viable. The lot is now a paid parking area and
not available for all day free or paid parking.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- See the Ontario Peak guide.
- From the summit of
Ontario Peak, retrace your route to the very next
rock outcropping. Continue another 50' and turn left down the hill
picking up a ridge, which goes down to the saddle southeast of Sugarloaf
- Go through the saddle and follow the ridge to the peak
passing a false bump on the left.
- To descend Falling Rock Canyon, follow
the reverse of Route 1 back to the parking lot.
Note: HPS policy requires the possession and use of a climbing helmet
on Class 3 terrain or where the hazard of rockfall is present. This
requirement applies whil in Falling Rock Canyon.