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Icy Cucamonga

Needed traction especially ascending the trail.

Cucamunga summit…snow hike

Awesome day and had it all to ourselves! Lot’s of snow past the saddle, definitely micro spikes, poles and take your time -gorgeous weather right…

Cucamonga Peak-snow foot grabber

Plenty of parking. Snow pass the saddle only but very hard to find at times. Crampons, spikes,, and poles recommended. Still download alltrails.

And that’s a wrap!

Put on micros shortly after icehouse saddle. The last 1.5 miles we hiked straight up! Going back down was a bit of a challenge due…

Backpacking Cucamonga Peak

I started early in the morning around 730 am after filling out the permit. I hiked to the saddle and took a break from there,…

Cucamonga

Snow after saddle used ice axe and crampons to summit , but clear and perfect conditions at summit.

Trudging A Snowy Path To Cucamonga Peak

First of the #sixpackofpeaks for me and it was pure suffer fest! 🥵 It’s funny how mental fortitude and determination with the strength of my…

Cucamonga Peak

Started on trailhead at 7:00 AM. Overcast. Lots of snow past the Saddle.

Cucamonga Peak March 2021

Easy and clear up to Icehouse Saddle, where I hit snow. Trail was intermittently snow-covered from the saddle up to the peak. Microspikes highly recommended!

CUCAMONGA PEAK

Emotionally, Spiritually,Mentally kinds day. Amazing views, perfect weather 🥰 Met many friendly people always ready to share a smile or tips. God Bless all

Cucamonga Peak

Lots of snow after the saddle. Microspikes and poles are a must.

Hiking like you’re buzzed!

The weather was amazing. We started our hike at 4am and got to the peak a little before 9am. Parts of the trial after Cucamonga…

cucamonga peak

good conditions up to icehouse saddle, then snow about 50/50. spikes definitely needed for some stretches last mile or so the trail was totally snowed…

2021 Crampons to Cucamonga

Back to Icehouse Canyon for the second time this week, and peak number 6 on the SoCal 6POP – Challenge Completed! Now just 3 more…

Mega Cucamonga

Easy, straightforward hike to Icehouse Saddle. Beautiful frozen pine scenery at the beginning, passing a handful of picturesque little cabins. Snow coverage was pretty consistent…

Windy Cucamonga Peak

This was a challenging winter hike, given the elements – snow, high winds, elevation. Nearly 12 miles and approx. 4200 ft elevation gain. Microspikes were…

Cucamonga Peak in the wind 💨

We knew there was gale force winds at higher elevations, but decided to go for it and see how far we could get. While the…

Cucamonday Pig

Cucamonga becomes Cucamonday because we hiked on a Monday duh….. and peak turns into Pig when you ask Siri to send a text message to…

Llama llama’s first adventure

The trail had intermittent snow to start and then completely covered a little before the saddle. You absolutely must have crampons. The trail was nonexistent;…

2/6/20 (1/2)

So this was part of something I had been planning for some time. I wanted to double summit Rancho and Ontario for some time, but…

Grueling but epic hike 02/06/2021

This was my 2nd time summiting Cucamonga Peak , but of all my hikes this one has been the most grueling, but epic hike I’ve…

Cucamonga week 2

Started the trail around 8:30 am, 3 hours behind the schedule I had planned out the night before. While attempting to make up on time…

Cucamonga Peak

My second peak for the day after Ontario. Trail was mostly snow-covered but doable with micro spikes, easy to follow until about a half mile…

#6 CUCAMONGA!

Before the saddle the trail is easy to moderate. After saddle the trail is moderate to hard.

Peak #3 – Cucamonga Peak

Started at 6 am, cold then got really warm. Great weather except the wind started blowing hard when we got to the ice house saddle…

Snow Play on Cucamonga Peak

Peak #1 for 2021 in the bag. Cucamonga Peak.  Left at daybreak, and finished well into the afternoon spending an hour at the peak and…

CuCa Peak

snow started aster ice house, after the second saddle snow covered some part of the trail and 1 mile before the top the trail disappeared…

Finishing the hard ones first

As usual Cucamonga offers fantastic views from the top. You need snow gear and ambition. Don’t give up, who dares wins!

La Gran Aventura en Cucamonga Peak

Pese a las condiciones del camino; logramos llegar al Pico de Cucamonga! El viento y el frío fueron tan severos que mi teléfono dejó de…

Cucamonga Peak

Trail on the lower portion of the hike from the trailhead to Icehouse Saddle was easier to locate due to the number of users on…

Cuyamaca Bound

The weather was beautiful!  It was empty on the way up and crowded on the way down but most people were doing Stonewall Peak.

Cucamonga Peak. Awesome 😎

Cucamonga Peak was my first big challenge on the hike and today I came back where it all started remembering the beautiful images I had…

Spikes are a must for this one

Okay I have to say, Cucamonga Peak really gave me a beating yesterday 😅 I’m not mad about it tho. The scenery of the snow…

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

Cucamonga Peak

We tried to drive up to the trailhead early, as this is a popular hiking trail. We managed to start at around 6:30 AM and…

Cucamonga Peak

This was one of my favorite trails/peaks so far! It was just so peaceful, magestic views and all the while, a challenging climb. It was…

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…

Two in a day!

Full trip report and more photos at sdpeakbagger.com

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…

Cucamonga peak

Windy and cold hike. At this time of the year, there was no snow, only strong wind when getting to the peak.

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…

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…

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…

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

Beautiful hike through the mountains! Was chilly at the saddle! Awesome view at the top!!!

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cuyamaca Peak

my poor butt got bitten bye mosquitos .make sure to take bug spray

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…

Cucamonga Peak

Great views and interesting rock formations at the peak.

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

Probably my proudest accomplishment of the 6 peaks I completed – longest solo hike I’ve ever done! It was tough but such a cool mental…

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.…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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

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

La Cucamonga!!!

Brutal up and down section after Saddle.  Great hike with son.

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…

Cucamonga

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

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!

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…

First Solo Hike to Cucamonga Peak

Beautiful day for my first solo hike and start to my 6-Pack challenge! Met another solo hiker on the way up and chatted with her…

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 😍😍👍🏽👍🏽😎!

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…

Cuckoo for Cucamonga!

This was a beautiful hike. The weather was perfect and scenery varied. One minute you’re enjoying a picturesque creek and cabins and the next you’re…

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…

Back to Cucamonga!

Okay seems like everyone want to hike now…. Super busy. Too busy. The trail is getting torn up with the traffic it is receiving. As…

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…

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…

cucamonga

beautiful day lots of cute dogs at the peak