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First Time up Ontario Peak

Peak Summited2022 Ontario Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadOntario Peak via Icehouse Canyon
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with children (12 & under), Hiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail 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 🥪.
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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)

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