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Mmmm Cucamonga

This is one of the coolest summits in the San Gabriel Mountains. Cucamonga Peak, at 8,862 feet, has amazing views.  I started my hike at…

Not So Easy, But Definitely Breezy

My girlfriend and I started this hike at 6AM and got to the peak in around 3 hours and 15 minutes. The weather was beautiful…

4,300 ft. of climbing for fun!

We started out this hike at 6am (headlamps needed for about an hour) and summited by 9:15am. It was a fun struggle up this beautiful…

Hello Fall!

I caught that perfect seasonal change where the leaves are turning, weather cooling, and the sky is clear. Starting Ice House before sunrise is becoming…

Hello Fall

I caught that perfect seasonal change where the leaves are turning, weather cooling, and the sky is clear. Starting Ice House before sunrise is becoming…

Cucamonga Peak

The second part of the hike was steep, but with an  amazing view!

Cucamonga Peak

It’s my last of six packs of peak. I made it! It’s a long Journey. I got the parking lot 5:10 in the morning. The…

Cucamonga peak

The hike to Cucamonga Peak was amazing. It was very cold when I hiked up it, however, the hike was still amazing. I loved making…

Cucamonga: Hike #5

Another beautiful day in the mountains! A bit chilly at the trailhead. Got to the parking lot at the end of Ice House Canyon Rd.…

Cucamonga with Pops

Chilleeeeeee!!!! Had to throw on some light gloves and a windbreaker for the first few miles as Fall has shown up! Followed the nOl’ Man…

The final hike: Cucamonga

This was it. The final hike. At first, it was 40 degrees out and I didn’t prepare myself with a good jacket. As it got…

Busy Cucamonga Saturday hike

Very busy Saturday hike. Started at sunrise, around 6.30am, whole parking lot was already filled, had to park on the street. Rather cold at 40…

A mist opportunity (Cucamonga)

My dog, Maggie May, and I started this hike around 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, and finished around 5 p.m., but that included stopping for…

Cucamonga Bighorn Ontario

I got an early 06:30 start, there was just enough light not to need a headlamp. I knew it was going to be a long…

Cucamonga on 2 hours of sleep

10/3/21:  My 1st time up to Cucamonga Peak. I was coming from a concert in Vegas, which ended at around 11pm.  I realized I hadn’t…

Cucamonga After Bighorn After Ontario

Wanted to do a different traverse, avoiding Icehouse Canyon (not that there’s anything wrong with Icehouse…I’ve just done it enough) but that route was closed…

Cucamonga

A busy day on the trail so we got to talk to many very nice hikers

Are We There Yet?

This hike seemed to take forever! It was a long haul to the saddle and then an additional 2.4 miles to the summit. One in…

Cowabunga

Great hike! The views are incredible. You can see all the big Socal peaks (San G, San J and Baldy), and even as far away…

Cucamonga Peak Hike

Hiking pole is a must. Weather is perfect. A bit hot going up.  Extreme fire hazard. Bring enough water. The trail is not easy to…

New beginnings

The hike was a great challenge for me. The elevation gain was no joke. But I sure felt great at the top. It was beautiful…

#freshstart!

What a beautiful day!  Perfect weather!  Not too hot not too cold!  The trail was well maintained and clearly defined.  A lot of hikers were…

Fall in Cucamonga

We arrived at the Ice House Canyon Trailhead at 7:15 AM on Saturday morning and as expected, the parking lot was full. We found parking…

Cucamonga Peak

We got there around 5:50, parking was almost full. Please get there early specially on weekend. Weather was perfect for hiking the day, When it…

Rocky start

The view was beautiful and weather was great, not hot at all. The start of the train was more difficult than the last part because…

Easy hike up Cucamonga

It was the first weekend of Fall, but still felt like a hot summer hike. The mile markers were a bit misleading in regards to…

Last hike of the peaks

Unable to hike any other so cal peaks due to National Forest closure so did Vulcan as substitute

In Cahoots with Cucamonga

Spectacular views, challenging terrain, and spent legs, served with a dollop of good company. Ingredients of a memorable SoCal hike.

Cucamonga peak

So I waited to post this hike, because I remember having such a hard time with it..  thinking I dont want to post it on…

Cucamonga Peak

Weather was terrific, it was a beautiful day. The trail was clear and well marked.

Cucamonga Hile

Great Hike. Awesome views second time heading up to Cucamonga Peak.

Cucamonga Peak

We started at around 7:00 am. Parking lot was full, but there was still plenty down the road. This was our first time visiting Icehouse…

Switchbacks for days

Trail was in amazing condition. Very beautiful hike up through icehouse canyon. So many trees. Love dipping my feet in the ice cold streams on…

Above the clouds

Started the hike about a hour before sunrise around 5:15am. Reached Cucamonga Peak around 8:20am, from there it was on to Ontario Peak. From Ontario…

Cucamonga_GOT US ASKING FOR MORE!!

This was (14th August) second time hiking Cucamonga in as many months, we decided to do Cucamonga, Ontario together in single day.. Was wonderful..Cucamonga as…

Cucamonga Peak

What an amazing hike! I absolutely love Icehouse Canyon and then the trial leading up the peak. It was a beast and took us 7…

Cucamonga Crushers

Had a great time ascending to Cucamonga peak!  Lots of friendly hikers and great views at the top!  I was super sore the next few…

Meteors over Cucamonga Peak

Great night hike up to Cucamonga to see the Perseids meteor shower.  Headed up Icehouse Canyon at 8:30p and summited at 12:30a.  Enjoyed the light…

Never ending hike

Beautiful views. I hadn’t hiked in a while so this hike felt never ending. It honestly wasn’t too difficult, although it did take us about…

Cucamonga Peak!

Definitely my favorite hike! I love how it splits into 3 different hikes! Great views!

Cucamonga Cravings

The first time I hiked Cucamonga a few years ago, I was blown away by how much I loved the hike! I was also totally…

Cucamonga Peak (Mary’s Birthday)

We hiked Cucamonga Peak to celebrate our friends birthday. It’s her favorite trail and it was her wish to hike Cucamonga with her. The weather…

Crushed Cucamonga

Arrived at 6AM and was lucky to snag one of the last parking spots at the trailhead. The heat must have kept a lot of…

Cucamonga butt kicker!

I had forgotten how tough this peak is! It’s been a few years since i had tackled it for the first time.  It was a…

The Tortoise and The Hare

A last minute decision to hike this peak. We started  early before light to beat the heat. My husband and I met this wonderful lady…

Cucamonga Peak

2nd hike of the weekend. Baden-Powell the day before was fairly easy and over too quickly so decided to knock out this hike on Sunday…

Backpacking to Cucamonga

This is my 3rd Cucamonga summit, but my first backpacking. I hiked to the saddle and set up camp. It was later in the day,…

Cucamonga Peak

Great hike! Very tough on the body. The view at the summit was amazing.  A lot less water in the creek than I last saw…

Cucamonga

Perfect weather and great day for a hike.

Cucamonga Peak

Wow! So lucky lately to have amazing weather conditions for my hikes! Started at 5:30 am and there were minimal bugs, the sun wasn’t too…

Cucamonga Peak

It was a nice long hike, the trail was easy to follow, I love that there’s signs to help you direct you through the different…

3 – Cucamonga Peak

The trail on the way to Cucamonga Peak is quite scenic at this time. There were a few places with really bright foliage and the…

Cucamonga Peak

Last time I did this hike, it was hard. This time, it was brutal. We started later in the morning than normal and it was…

Oof ???? holy Cucamonga

This was my first solo hike to the peak. It was a perfect day of 72°.  This trail is very well-maintained and thank god because…

Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon

Saturday hike, got to the parking lot at 4:55 AM, parking lot full and street parking nearly full. Started hike at 5:10 AM  @ 72…

Cucamonga Peak

Had a great hike and got to witness a Wedding taking place at the Peak! Absolutely beautiful!!

Cucamonga

Late in posting this but it’s one of my favorites! the first time we hiked this trail it almost got the best of us. On…

Cucamonga one of my faves!!

gotta love a Tuesday morning… On trail at 6 AM and only three cars in the lot!!!! not too many people in the entire Icehouse…

Coo coo for Cucamonga

We got to the parking lot & it was practically empty! There were bugs/gnats that were annoying but not terrible. Bring lots of water!

Cucamonga Peak On A Hot Summer Day

After having hiked Mt. Baldy the previous weekend, we were both excited and nervous on hiking Cucamonga. We arrived at a full parking lot but…

Cucamonga Peak On A Hot Summer Day

After having hiked Mt. Baldy the previous weekend, we were both excited and nervous on hiking Cucamonga. We arrived at a full parking lot but…

Cucamonga Peak On A Hot Summer Day

After having hiked Mt. Baldy the previous weekend, we were both excited and nervous on hiking Cucamonga. We arrived at a full parking lot but…

Cucamonga

I did cucamonga. I driver from Escondido. I started drive at 2:00am  and I got there 3:45am. I started at 4 am  and I get…

Cucamonga

I did cucamonga. I driver from Escondido. I started drive at 2:00am  and I got there 3:45am. I started at 4 am  and I get…

Challenge complete!

finished my 6 peaks challenge!! The hike through ice box canyon wasn’t as bad as the first time when I did ontario peak.  Bugs were…

Sunrise to sunset ????

Once again I love the hiking community , so loving and caring know listening to ur body is important , saw i girl with elevation…

Cucamonga peak

Hot as hell. Ran out of water even though I bought 3 L. Not many people as it was hot. Beast trail

Cucamonga dude!

Trail is a bit rough, people taking shortcuts are making is worse by creating rockslides. Weather was great. Very smokey/smoggy in the morning, but wind…

Part 6: I Did the Picture

For my sixth peak, I chose Cucamonga Peak.  I had hiked to Ontario Peak last fall but had not yet had a chance to do…

IT’S A BUG’S LIFE

Peak #5 – Cucamonga Peak Bugs, bugs, bugs. I had never experienced so many bugs in my entire life until today’s hike. I started around…

Cucamonga Cowabunga

Lots of people on the trail today made new friends, finished it in hood time.

Cucamonga Peak

It was pretty hot and my knee was killing me so we only did Cucamonga.

Cucamonga on the 3rd

Hike #5 of of the six-pack challenge and of my Mt Whitney training. The trail was reasonably crowded and we got the last marked parking…

LA Cucamonga!

On the second day of our Baldy and Cucamonga double header, my friend Bob and I woke up early at the nearby Motel 6 and…

Cucamonga

Got an early start to beat the heat. Omg does it make a difference being midweek! We’ve been at icehouse the last few Saturdays and…

Cucamonga peak

Nice rocky trail. Boots and plenty of water needed

Rocky trails

Finished Peak 2 of 6! This hike was definitely a hard one and there were times when I just wanted to give up and turn…

Cuckoo for Cucamonga

I love Cucamonga Peak so much that I hiked this one twice in 2021. First time was May 15 and second time was June 27,…

Cucamonga Peak

Started on the trail at 7 AM in Summit Inn at 10 AM. Very hot day but there was plenty of shade along the trail.…

Cucamonga Peak

Very hot!  Challenging hike in the heat and very rocky.

Cukamonga

Great views and a perfect day. The Pinal push was pretty strenuous for me but manageable and well worth it!

Sunset to Sunrise at Cucamonga

For some reason, it made total sense to me to carry up 50lbs of gear up CP. I just signed up for 2021 & 2022…

Cukoo for Cucamonga

Cucamonga Peak is my fifth peak in the 2021 #sixpackofpeaks Challenge. The trail head starts out at 5,000 feet. As you snake your way up…

Cucamonga Peak

Started the hike at 0600 and was at the peak by 1000. The weather was pleasant the whole hike and was a little chilly at…

Cucamonga Peak

Icehouse canyon was beautiful and the views of baldy were insane. Last mile to the summit was TOUGH!

Escape work and hike

Needed to escape work so Cucamonga Peak sounded like the perfect way. Temp at the trail head was 85 degrees, little to no cloud cover…

Etiwanda Via Cucamonga Adventure

Two peaks in one trip. Loved both of them. Incredible views from Etiwanda. We did use a few shortcuts descending. Felt like an adventure.

Cucamunga Peak Trek

Early is key to have a good time at Ice House Canyon. I got to the trail at 6 am and it was extremely packed,…

Cucamonga Peak

Today was a hot day, but I decided to go for this peak anyway since it was actually a little cooler than earlier in the…

Cucamonga #4/6

Hot day, beautiful views, not a lot of people on the hike – after Icehouse Saddle only passed ~6 people to the peak. As I…

Cucamonga Peak

The bugs were the worst part of this hike. But this definitely had to have been my favorite view. Take lots of water! I ran…

Hiking for Jalapeño Poppers

Headed up early from OC; arrived 6:15 to a full parking lot!  Nice trail conditions and not too warm.  Trail was dotted with people and…

Cucamonga Peak for my Fifth

Decided to summit Cucamonga Peak today for my 5th peak. It was my 3rd time at this peak but still feels like as hard as…

Final six pack hike

#6 hike not the hardest of the six pack for me but a decent challenge. Weird I couldn’t find any geo locator medallions at the…

Cucamonga Peak

Our group arrived at the Icehouse Trailhead at 6:15am on a Sunday. We ended up parking down Mt Baldy road because there were no spots.…

6/13/21 Cucamonga Peak!

Nice cool morning — arrived at the parking lot about 6:30 am and already full, but no problem parking on the street a couple of…

Cucamonga & Etiwanda

Good solid hike! I struggled on the way up, but felt better after a nice 20 minute break at Cucamonga Peak, so I decided to…

Cucamonga Peak

Woke up early and on time this time and got to the trail head in time to get great parking, got my things ready and…

Nice hike

The trail conditions were good a little crowded but overall it was good It was started to get hot on the way down.

Cucamonga and Big Horn

Great hike! Squeezed in a trip up the steep side of Big Horn. Definitely a fun added challenge!

Cucamonga and Big Horn

Great day hike, highly recommend starting before 7am as parking fills up quickly and the sun starts really burning down around noon. Went to Cucamonga…

Tough Journey to the End

Started this one from Kelly Camp it was definitely different than starting from the bottom. To get from camp to Cucamonga peak we decided to…

Conquering Cucamonga Peak

Here it is, the final peak of our hiking adventure challenge. Day 2 of backpacking had me exhausted, but I was really excited about camp…