|Peak Summited||2022 Ontario Peak|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Ontario Peak via Icehouse Canyon|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with children (12 & under), Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||Bugs were not too bad|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Ontario was my fourth Six Pack of Peaks. It was a wonderful journey to make with the Slothy Hikers.
Our group started with 9 @slothy_socal_hikers
, but 3 split to go to Cucamonga. Some of our sloths hiked with a later group, who we met at the peak. When we finally got to the peak, there were 11 sloths up there. Fortunately, we also received a special sloth sign for photos
At the peak we ran into many cute dogs.
I also took a nap at the peak again.
Apparently, this is a tradition that he would like to continue. Thanks to Jenny, I also got to have a delightful sandwich
Ontario Peak is the last peak in the San Antonio (Baldy) mountains. From Baldy, the praks wrap around ice house canyon in a large U-Shape. The Peak stands at 8,662 feet, and has a near 4,000 foot gain over the hike.
The path to the peak is beautiful. The first part of the hike passes through Icehouse Canyon, which was like a scene from a fairytale. Icehouse Canyon is surrounded by trees, creeks, fantastic rocks, and layered with some old buildings and rustic cabins. Before heading to the peak, the trail splits a few ways at the saddle. From the saddle, you can make a path to Bighorn Peak, which is a lesser peak before Ontario. That way adds some miles and allows you to follow a ridgeline trail for a while.
13.1 miles (a half marathon)
Start at Icehouse Canyon parking lot.
Route: Icehouse Canyon to Ontario Peak
5:40 a.m – 2:25 p.m. (2 breaks)