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Cucamonga Peak

Trail conditions were relatively good; however be prepared to bring some spikes. There was snow as you get closer to the summit.

Cucamonga peak

Nice strenuous hike. Pass icehouse saddle has intermittent snow. Had to use microspikes. Nice trail overall

Tough Slog to Cucamonga Peak

Nice cool weather, but quite a slog with all of the elevation and lots of narrow single-track trail on scree. Enjoyed the stream near the…

3x – Part 2

Halloween hike included Ontario, Big Horn, and Cucamonga. 15.2mi, 5,600ft gain. Whether due to permits, COVID, Halloween, peaks weren’t too busy and especially on top…

Two in a day!

Full trip report and more photos at sdpeakbagger.com

Cucamonga!

Beautiful hike. Some parts of the trail were sketchy and rocky but the view was amazing.

Cucamonga

Beautiful hike. Some parts of the trail was rocky and sketchy.

Cucamonga

Beautiful hike. Some parts of the trail was rocky and sketchy.

Cucamonga Peak – October 2020

Last minute hike It started out with a last minute call asking to go on hike to Ontario Peak.  I explained I had done that…

Peaking Above the Clouds

Got to the parking lot at 6:15 and it as already full , so had to park on the street.  Crowded for the first few…

ABOVE THE CLOUDS

Backpacked to Kelly Camp.  It was dry camping so our packs were heavy.   Before the day was out we did 5100 feet elevation gain.  most…

Cucamonga Peak (with Ontario Peak)

I signed up for 2020 a few days ago and I’m logging my first hike. Early 5:30 AM start from Icehouse Canyon TH with headlamp.…

Cucamonga Peak Hike

Cucamonga Peak is hands down one of my favorite hikes in the Inland Empire thus far. Granted, I’ve only completed a couple of the big…

On the Edge of Cucamonga

Note that you have to get a permit to hike to Cucamonga, but not to hike Icehouse Canyon. The link for the permit is on…

Crazy for Cucamonga

One of my favorite hikes! Got there before sunrise & the parking lot was full..we finally found a good spot. The switchbacks always kicks my…

Cuyamaca Peak

I did this hike on a weekday. I was the only one on the trail. I loved the greenery and my solo time at the…

Cuyamaca Peak

I did this hike on a weekday. I was the only one on the trail. I loved the greenery and my solo time at the…

Cucamonga

We braved the trail in the smoke from California on fire. The pro was all the smoke blocked the sun. The con was it was…

Tri-Tip-Trifecta

In an attempt to finish 4 more peaks before the end of September to complete the challenge, we decided to do two peaks in one…

Trifecta!

We went for some epicness yesterday! Started at 6:15a (parking lot was full by 6) and went with a massive herd of people up Cucamonga.…

Cucamonga

Did Cucamonga first, back to the saddle, then up Ontario. About 18 miles total.

Cucamonga Peak

Great views and interesting rock formations at the peak.

Cucamongadidit!

Started at 630am, it was perfect on the way up and at the summit – the way down started to get super hot but not…

Cucamonga Peak dream

Bucket-list item checked!  I had been wanting to get to the top of Cucamonga Peak for a few years now and I finally did it! …

Mosquito galore

Started this hike at 5am. Very warm at that time. We took the fire road up so we could see the sunrise. Nice new fire…

Heading to Cucamonga Peak

After four weeks of doing no hiking and strenuous exercises, due to a hernia surgery I had to undergo, I finally got back to hiking! …

Cucamonga

Beautiful hike. Be sure to take enough water or invest in a water filter!

Cucamonga Peak

This was a really enjoyable hike. Shorter than Wilson, which my feet and body appreciated! The trail is quite rocky so I was glad I…

Cucamonga Peak

My 3rd of 6 hikes felt very long. Towards the end it felt like it would never end. However, once we reached the peak, the…

Soaring to new heights!

I decided to make this a backpack to summit Ontario Peak and Cucamonga Peak. I hiked from the trailhead to Kelly’s Camp on August 8.…

Steep Cucamonga

Great views!!! Keep that in mind when doing this hike because it’s definitely a challenging one. Steep pretty much all the way up but the…

Cowabunga, Cucamonga!

Started hiking qt 6am and summited at 12 noon hot to the creek at 3pm and hung out while waiting for friends‘s descend

Cuca-Rock-N-monga

It was around 0500 when we arrived at the parking lot/trailhead and while we were preparing our pack the whole town showed up. I have…

Cucamonga Peak

Great temps for this hike with much of the day in the 70’s and 60’s on the mountain. Nice breezes. Got a little hot on…

Cucamonga Peak Hike

Made the mistake of arriving at the trailhead at 7:15am and had to park half a mile from the trailhead. Conditions at the summit were…

Icehouse to Cucamonga

A beautiful hike through varied environments and amazing view. I particularly enjoyed hiking along the river at the beginning of the hike.

Cucamonga Peak…a fine hike day!

A fine hike day…always enjoy the beautiful views from the peak and throughout the trail. Always looked forward to soaking my feet in the creek…

Free with nature

Started early (to make sure we got parking 😊) the morning was cool, steady pace up nice pace down. Met some new and old time…

Desperately Seeing Cucamonga Peak

Having not hit a peak since El Cajon May 13th I needed a no surprise, beautiful and inspiring hike to shake the pandemic doldrums. For…

Cucamonga

Icehouse Canyon is a great trail, you just need to start super early! Really enjoyed the second saddle on the way to the top. Cucamonga…

Peeked a peak!

Saw some chipmunks and black lizards with blue tail. Loved the stream of water by the Icehouse Canyon. Amazing rock formations! Lots and lots of…

Cuca-wanda Double Peakbag

Cucamonga & Etiwanda Peaks Aug 02, 2020 Cucamonga Elevation: 8,859 ft Etiwanda Elevation: 8,662 ft Total Elevation gain: 4,505 ft Total Distance: 15 miles One…

Peak2/18

Hot and hard , lots of loose rocks,  stream of water at start of the trail, exausting for me, very challenging, but enjoyed every minute…

Cucamonga Peak

I went with my fiancé and my best friend, we arrived at the parking lot at 5 in the morning. There was plenty of parking,…

Cucamonga Peak

I went with my fiancé and my best friend, we arrived at the parking lot at 5 in the morning. There was plenty of parking,…

Cucamonga

Early morning start, 5am great view at the top

Drama at Cucamonga

Good hike for our group of three despite the heat wave in Southern California but apparently some drama for a group of two. About half-way…

Getting married hike

We saw a beta male get down on one knee and  propose to his girlfriend at the peak. We both thought….’why would you propose to…

Cucamonga Peak

Started off today’s hike around 6am with perfect hiking weather conditions. It was a Thursday so the parking was mostly empty early morning and I…

Cucamunga

A great hike. The last two miles approaching the summit felt a little steep.

Cucamonga

Such an amazing hike. Left early to beat the heat -especially on the exposed parts. Nothing beats the view from the top!

Cucamonga

Awesome hike. Beautiful views from top. Temperature got hot toward the end. Start this one early.

Late start worries…

Icehouse Canyon is so beautiful. Plenty of water in the creek.  Trailhead pit toilets  where horrible…. all in all a great hike 😍😍👍🏽👍🏽😎!

Rock Biter

Started out early in the morning 7 am with some cooler temps. As the sun shifts coming down in the afternoon you’re pretty exposed at…

Summer Hike to Cucamonga Peak

it was a really hot day, ran out of drinking water, thanks to the spring we found on the way down.. magnificent views… crowded on…

Slow Cucamonga

Beautiful first hike, but my daughter struggled with the elevation so we went very slow

Can see forever

Great hike, Highly recommend. A little crowed when we got to the saddle we took a break just like everyone else. I counted thirty people…

Never ending

I slothed it up to Cucsmonga peak. The weather was nice overcast most of the morning. It took me 12 hours round trip and seemed…

A hike date with my Wife

We never get time for ourselves because we have two children we are raising. This was a nice change of pace to be able to…

Cucamonga Peak – Legs Not Ready

This was my first hike in almost a year and my first hike up Cucamonga Peak ever.  Apparently Covid-19 has taken a toll on my…

cucamonga

beautiful day lots of cute dogs at the peak

Cucamonga Cowabunga

Always a challenging hike. Went on a weekday and it felt like we had the summit to ourselves.

Cucamonga Adventure

Arrived to Icehouse Canyon around 6:30, about 10 hikers getting ready to start their hike in the parking lot. It was a beautiful day to…

Cucamonga calling

People have cut so many switchbacks that the trail is really deteriorated.  A huge black hefty bag of garbage was left at the summit –…

Cucamonga Peaking

This hike is my favorite the trail up to the peak via IceHouse canyon is literally a breath of fresh air! The water, the rocks,…

Cucamonga

Started hike at 4:30 a.m. Didn’t encounter many hikers on the trail. The weather was windy and cool at the peak, but warmed up on…

My Wednesday Hump

So beautiful! Hard hike bur well worth it! LOVED that it started off immediately with water features and BIG trees… Fave hike YET!

Cocomonga Puffs

One of my wifey’s favorite hike….not mine….lol…. However, I love it when she joins me….makes this hike “bear”able ….. fyi I almost ranover a bear…

mmmmm that good air you can taste.

SO FRICKIN AWESOME. Ice house canyon is amazing in itself, the history there is ridiculous….There used to be a resort at the trailhead and over…

Cucamonga Peak

Arrived at 5:40am on a Sunday and the parking lot was full, recommend an early start if you are going to hike this on the…

Cucamonga Peak

After summitting Ontario Peak, my partner and I went for Cucamonga Peak. Some parts of the trail was tricky if you don’t pay attention and…

Hiking in a bikini! #4

Nice long hike with steady incline. Felt long but felt a feeling of accomplishment at the top!

Cucamonga Peak

Despite many people not liking Ice House Canyon, it’s become one of my favorite local hikes.   Things got really crazy on the way down…

Cucamonga Peak

This was my least favorite.  I think because it was insanely crowded and super hot after the saddle.   Overall it was a pleasant hike though…

Views, views, and more views

We started the hike around 6am. The lot was full, so we parked on the road about 1/4 mile down from the lot. The weather…

ECBO(S)’SES

Within the SoCal hiking community, there is a certain challenge referred to as “ECBO(S)”, which includes Etiwanda, Cucamonga, Bighorn, Ontario and Sugarloaf Peaks. There is…

Solo to Cucamonga

Much needed solo hike . With all this virus stuff going on , felt the need for some me time. Beautiful solo experience. Cucamonga never…

8859 FT ALTITUDE

This trek to Cucamonga Peak is a lengthy, hike up to one of the tallest peaks in the San Gabriels. You’ll get a great workout,…

Cucamonga Peak

My dad made me hike most of the trail this time and I was very tired after it, definitely needed a nap!

Cuca LaRox

I started my hike around 9am and weather was super hot but I was very pleased for the most part . Places like like are…

The trail that never ends

as always, this trail was beautiful. We started at around 8 due to a flat tire, and the heat was horrible. It took us forever…

3-Peak Loop: Cuca, Big Horn, Ontario

Hiked up to Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon. While it’s nice in the canyon it get’s hot after the Saddle. I should have filled up…

Cucamonga

Great early start with some cloud cover. Reached the peak within 3 hrs, was puffing hard as I am out of shape post lockdown! Beautiful…

Cucamonga Peak

First attempt and first time on this trail. I was a bit nervous, but everyone I encountered along the way was lovely. The last few…

Some Like it Hot

We knew we were in for a challenge as the weather was predicted to be over 100 degrees. We got to the trailhead right before…

Despite the Naysayers

I’d hiked three mountains in the past two weekends with my brother and we were half-way through the six pack of peaks challenge. We were…

Cucamonga Peak

Things that I didn’t expect: Last part of the trail is straight up, basically no switchbacks Its breezy on the top There are parts that…

Aye Cucamonga

One of my first big hikes. Glad my trekking poles came on time otherwise I wouldnt have made the inclines and switchbacks. Beautiful views going…

CBO type of Day!

It was a warm day but very good! Gotta make sure to carry enough water.

Hike to cucamonga peak

Beautiful day to hike a little hot but not bad. A lot of shaded areas. Trail dry, rocky some wet areas. Feel great accomplished a…

What a difference a day makes

Started out early to beat the heat and encountered a lot of mosquitoes and biting flies for the first mile and a half.  The trail…

Oh Cucamonga!

Backpack Cucamonga for the 3rd time it’s always beautiful to watch the sunset and sunrise. The weather was perfect it was not cold at night…

Cucamonga Peak

We started early and it was very brisk in the morning. Once we neared the summit, I was very grateful for shaded areas. There weren’t…

Trail Running Cucamonga Peak

For my second trail run on the 6-pack of peaks, I chose Cucamonga Peak.  It was challenging but very successful – with a 1:42 ascent…

Gone Solo to Cucamonga Peak

“Those who fly solo have the strongest wings.” My Sunday Funday gone solo. It’s been so long since I’ve done a solo hike. I needed…

Cucamonga

The beginning of the trail starts off with a gradual incline that follows a picturesque stream. The climb is broken up well with sections of…

First Peak Down

Hiked this on the 4th of July. This was a fun hike that was strenuous but easily doable. The trail was well marked and well…

First Peak Down

Hiked this on the 4th of July. This was a fun hike that was strenuous but easily doable. The trail was well marked and well…

Celebrating 4th of July

I celebrated my 4th of July by hiking up Cucamonga Peak by myself.  Since it was a holiday, not alot of hikers hiked up there. …

Cucamonga Peak

M first time up to Cucamonga Peak. Trail was great, weather was a bit warm coming down.