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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||Cucamonga Peak 7½, Mt Baldy 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Ontario Peak, Sugarloaf Peak
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 10 miles round trip on trail
- Gain: 3400'
- Time: 5-6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, March 1968
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 two and a half miles to a fork at Icehouse Canyon, turn right.
- 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 3/4 mile to
a trail junction with the Chapman Trail.
- Continue straight up the canyon
past Columbine Spring to another junction with the Chapman Trail.
right and follow the trail up to Icehouse Saddle. It is also possible to
take the Chapman Trail. It adds about 1 1/2 miles to Icehouse Saddle.
- There are a number of trails at the saddle. Take the first one to the
right and follow it about a mile to Kelly's Camp.
- Pass uphill through the
camp and pick up the trail again which goes up to the top of the ridge.
- Turn left, leave the trail and hike up the ridge to the summit. It is also
possible to hike directly up the ridge from Icehouse Saddle to the summit.
Years ago, Bighorn sheep were numerous in the San Gabriels. A few
survivors may occasionally be seen today. This peak is named in their
Bighorn Peak is in the Cucamonga
Wilderness. A permit is required.
Applications are available on the trail just past the Icehouse Canyon Trailhead. Fill it and drop in the box, or
contact the USFS Mt. Baldy Schoolhouse Visitor
Center in Mt. Baldy Village at (909) 982-2829 (8:00 am to 4:30 pm).
A permit can be obtained in advancy be writing to:
San Gabriel River Ranger District
Angeles National Forest
110 North Wabash Avenue
Glendora, CA 91741
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.