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Ontario Peak

This completes my 6 Peak Challenge.  It was a busy day on the mountain.  I’ve not seen this many hikers on any of my other…

Ontario Peak in the heat.

Another beautiful day for hiking! The trail was not very busy and we temporarily had the peak to ourselves. We met some nice people along…

Ontario Peak

The start of this hike (Icehouse Canyon) was very beautiful: lots of waterfalls and wildflowers.  Tons of red columbines!  Great views of the Inland Empire…

Peaceful weekday hike to Ontario

got to the trail at 6:30 am and only a couple cars in the parking lot… The benefit of a weekday hike! Not too many…

Ontario Peak

Very rocky, but beautiful views. Creek running and a few trees down across the trail.

Sunday Funday on Ontario Peak

#SundayFunday with my Hike Beyond the Hills crew. We’re back together hiking again! Team no sleep for some and yup my legs so sore from…

Ontario and Bighorn Peaks

Took Chapman Trail up to the saddle – longer distance but easier elevation gain. No one had any problems with the trail including the 10…

Ontario Peak

Nice weather on the day we went. Not too hot but not too cold. Got a little sick from the altitude but view was worth…

Ontario Peak

Great hike. Get there early though, we arrived at 6am and the parking lot was already full.

Ontario Peak and Bighorn Peak

Parking overflowed a mile and plus at 6:00am Saturday.  Crazy popular trail.  Don’t trust GAIA GPS, there is not trail from Bighorn back to icehouse…

The hot one

definitely one of the best views out there. Stunning creeks and natural springs with water so cold and pure you can drink. Not to be…

Ontario Peak

Hike to Ontario was amazing views. A little bit hot that day, went on to Bighorn Mountain. Too hot to continue to Cucamonga. Maybe next…

Ontario Peak

Had a few blow downs past the saddle, and it got hot early, but it was a great hike!

Crowded but fun!

Well, we got it done. Peak 5 of 6 for So Cal. 11 of 12 total, including San Diego. Got to the trailhead a little…

Is that the Peak?

#6 Completed!! We started just before 6:00am and it was already 64°. We knew we were in for a hot day. We were prepared for…

Ontario

Did this hike on a Thursday and had the peak to ourselves.

05.31.21 Ontario Peak

Got to the parking lot around 5:30am and it filled up quickly right after.  The weather was quite nice and warmer than I expected (I…

Ontario Peak

Smooth sailing all the way to the top. Clear skies and decent weather. Easy trail to stay on. Stayed at Kelly Camp after summitting and…

Kaep Oiratno No Thginrevo

A great overnight to Kelly camp with a sunset summit of Ontario. I love that little campground. Hit Big Horn the next morning for good…

Fun Ontario Peak

Gorgeous day with great weather. Other than ginormous black ants on logs lying in the trail, the hike was fun. Busy trail with memorial weekend…

Ontario & Bighorn Peaks

Logged around 14.9 miles, +4331ft gain.  Ontario summit is 8,696ft.  Bighorn summit is at 8441ft.  Did Ontario first – had a cloud inversion and great…

Ontario/ECBO via Icehouse Canyon

Spouse and I did “ECBO” via Icehouse Canyon – hitting Etiwanda (8662’), Cucamonga (8862’), Bighorn (8441’), and Ontario (8696’) in a 19.25-mile loop with 6,000…

Peak #6 Ontario & Bighorn Peaks

For my 6th peak I enjoyed a beautiful hike up to Ontario and Bighorn peaks.  Started around 515 am and took the icehouse canyon trail…

Ontario

Great Spring hike.

Ontario and Big Horn

Perfect day for a long hike. Bagged Big Horn  after Ontario. Had both peaks basically to ourselves. Tons of hikers to the saddle.

Ontario Peak

Nice hike. Perfect weather. Not crowded.

Sunset @ Ontario Peak

For our first backpacking trip, Sarah and I made camp at Kelly Camp, and then went to the summit of Ontario Peak for sunset.

Ontario Peak

Perfect Day – hiked up Ontario & Bighorn Peaks!!

Ontario peak

I enjoyed this hike. I stared at 5:30 am and finished at 12:00 pm. I hike up to the hill and run back with another…

Chilly hike

Trail was steep, the weather was 45-55 degrees, cloudy with some sun.

Ontario Peak

Beautiful hike. There was still a small dusting of snow in the ground.  Loved the view from the top.

Ontario the Beautiful!

Ontario has some of the most spectacular views of the area.  Got to the trailhead at 7 am and there was plenty of parking (Wed).…

Dodging Rocks to Ontario Peak

We hiked to sugarloaf peak through falling rock canyon and then continued on to Ontario peak. This is a very challenging path and not recommended…

Foggy Hike

It was foggy and windy hike and then when we arrived at the top it’s all cloudy which is nice:) when we start going down…

Ontario above the clouds

Great weather, nice and cool with some mist/drizzle all day.  Got up above the cloud cover after the saddle and had beautiful sunny weather to…

Ontario Peak

What an amazing hike! My Father and son decided to join for the completion of my fifth peak in the challenge. I parked at the…

Ontario Peak

6 am and the lot half full. Trail in good condition and fun. Enjoyed the cool weather and since started early not too many people.…

Ontario first timer!

It was a nice day to be out there. Went to Ontario Peak first & then we did Bighorn Peak since we were already up…

Why so cold Ontario?

Icicles on pine trees were lovely especially during springtime but I was cold 🥶 all throughout the hike!

Oh Oh Ontario Peak

Cool and Crisp but sunny today…was thankful to have several layers and at the last minute decided to wear a light windbreaker. Good decision since…

Above the clouds

Nice hike above the clouds. It wass drizzling on the freeway between Orange County and the bottom of the mountain. We arrived at 6AM and…

1st hike down!

The hike was great! It was a great day outside and it was not crowded past the Icehouse Canyon Saddle area. I hadn’t worked out…

Ontario Peak

Trail was in excellent condition and weather was perfect.  Arrive by 6am, it’s a must for parking.  This was actually a really beautiful hike and…

#6 for the grand finale

A big day bagging Cucamonga and Ontario. Ontario seemed easier so happy to do it second. I logged 18 miles in 12 hours and 5,523…

Life’s a Hike

The weather was perfect! I was glad we hiked on a weekday. There wasn’t a lot of people. I enjoyed the quietness, stillness, and beauty…

Ontario Peak

Awesome hike to Ontario Peak. Great weather with blue skies.

Ontario Peak

This less travel trail was so peaceful, we almost had the trail to ourselves, stayed at the peak for two hours and just enjoy the…

The Ontario Obstacle Peak

A Great Day To Hike – The Trail Was Not Crowded But It Was Very Rocky – I Still Consider Myself A Newbie When It…

Ontario Peak

Weather was perfect for a hike. Don’t think there were enough signs at some points but we figured it out with a little help from…

Mother’s Day Hike

Dual ascent…Cucamonga and Ontario Peak. Long day. Very cold and very windy.  Lots of hikers as I was descending.

To Ontario Peak & Beyond

It was our first attempt at succeeding at the summit of Ontario Peak. The rumors of arriving early are not a myth… we showed up…

Empowering Ontario Peak

Ontario Peak was good to me! It was just long. I went by myself. Ended up with 13.8 miles because of how far I had…

Bday Hike

Great weather and the summit was amazing. Clouds covered 100% of the city which was kind of awesome to see. Took an alternate route down…

Bday hike

Great trail and awesome views

Ontario

Was my 2nd hike for the day.

Ontario Peak

tried to do this one 5-6 weeks ago but there was too much snow. trail was clear today though, and it was a gorgeous day.…

Awesome Day to summit Ontario Peak

Pretty much the perfect day to summit Ontario Peak.  It started out a bit overcast and mid 50’s and very clear at the Peak.  This…

One Peak, One Snake

After getting  snowed out of a summit attempt a few months back, I was happy to finally bag this peak!  Weather was good today and…

ONTARIO PEAK

Hiked on 5/2/21. 13.9 miles, 4,281 ft. elevation gain. Hike took 6:10. Summited Ontario Peak first, and hiked up and back down Bighorn Peak on…

Ontario Peak

Parking lot to parking lot: 7:20 minutes No need for Micro-spike

OP we go! – Ontario Peak 1/6

Great hike with Trail Sistas. My first one this season this high. Not too bad. Took us 5 hours. I found it relatively easy and…

Ontario Peak

6:30am start time. Got the last parking spot at 5:40am. Took a little under 6 hours, the weather was perfect, the sun was kind to…

Ontario Peak

From the Icehouse Canyon trail to the saddle junction it’s around 3.8 miles (The beginning 2 miles are very rocky). From the saddle you go…

Ontario peak

Lots of people today and I parked there at 5:30am.  Snow patches here and there.  Only part of actually stepping on snow was during kelly…

Ontario Peak

Absolutely perfect hiking weather. Since we started early there was only one other couple at the peak with a dog, Starbuck (not sure the spelling).…

The Frozen Lands

CJ and I were ready for a cold hike and it did not disappoint. Got to the trailhead at 6am with a chilly 38 degrees…

Chilly Ontario Peak

Started my hike with @strider at Icehouse canyon at 6am and got back to the car by 130pm.  Took our time heading up the switchbacks…

Ontario Peak

What started as a cold cloudy windy morning ended in a beautiful Hike to the Summit. We were walking in the clouds

Onward to Ontario

Left Irvine around 4:45am, arrived at roughly 5:30am, finished around 12:30. It’s a very scenic hike and isn’t too hard. There’s only 2 instances of…

I Survived Ontario Peak!

Wow. This was my hardest hike to date. It definitely tested my physical and mental strength but giving up is never an option. So happy…

A Little Walk to Ontario Peak

I took the road less traveled and went to Ontario Peak. Everyone and their mother was heading to Cucamonga so I went to Ontario. It’s…

Ontario Peak

The views when you are approaching the summit were absolutely beautiful on the day we hiked this trail. We hiked, to be above a complete…

Ontario Peak

Last time I was here, there was a bed of clouds and we knocked out both Big Horn and Cucamonga Peak in a single hike.…

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew!

…and chew like buggery! Bloody ripping day for it out on the trails. Had both Cucumonga, Ontario and Bighorn Peaks to myself! Eight hours of…

Ontario Peak

Some snow after first saddle but not too deep. Still needed spikes in some areas.

Ontario Peak 2021

Lots of snow at the beginning of the trailhead. Very hard to find the trail. Lots of patience and perseverance needed. Otherwise I love the…

Ontario Peak

Snowy trip to Ontario Peak, but a warm day! Microspikes were much-needed. Trail was lonesome!

Strawberry Peak

Decent incline with a lot of rock scrambling! Great hike ☺️

New hiking experience in snow!

A new level of hiking experience! Ended up hiking a trail we didn’t plan since Cucamonga had too much snow . Used our crampons for…

Snowtario Peak

Bring your Micro Spikes, trekking poles, and get ready to have fun in the snow. If you think you will be moving fast, think again.…

Super Slog to Ontario

Ascent of Sugarloaf Peak and Ontario Peak via Falling Rock Canyon. Some class 2 and class 3 scrambling up to Sugarloaf, but mostly a slog…

Super Slog to Ontario

Ascent of Sugarloaf Peak and Ontario Peak via Falling Rock Canyon. Some class 2 and class 3 scrambling up to Sugarloaf, but mostly a slog…

Super Slog to Ontario

Ascent of Sugarloaf Peak and Ontario Peak via Falling Rock Canyon. Some class 2 and class 3 scrambling up to Sugarloaf, but mostly a slog…

Ontario Peak (The Hike of False Peaks)

Such an amazing and humbling hike! By far the most difficult I’ve hiked so far, especially with all those false peaks that makes you think…

Ontario Scenario

I’m a little late to log this hike! Hard to imagine snow as deep as it was sitting here with the sun shining and the…

Ontario Solo in the Snow

Solo hiked this on Saturday.  Only a couple of other people on the trail.  Conditions were fully covered in hard pack and icy snow above…

Ontario in the snow

Pretty easy to the Saddle. Then micro spikes needed. Trail gets a little hard to follow at times especially after Kelly Camp. Beautiful on the…

#4-2021 Ontario Peak

I tried 3 weeks ago, that time trail was covered by snow 95% of trail. (I mean from Trailhead). This time from Trailhead to Icehouse…

Ontario Peak and Awesome Friends

Ontario Peak was so great with snow. My group and I had some much fun hiking Ontario Peak specially since there was a lot of…

Ontario Peak

The trail was  snow free all the way to Ice House Canyon Saddle. We needed micro spikes and poles passed the saddle as the trail…

2021 Ontario Peak Perfection

Peak Number 5 on the SoCal 6POP, Icehouse Canyon Trail was mostly clear, with a few icy patches easy to navigate without traction. Microspikes from…

Sun hats and beanies

Oh Ontario….. started at 7ish parking lot was jammed packed like always. trail was pretty much clear, some black ice spots here and there, we…

Ontario Peak

25-40mph winds after icehouse canyon. Very cold post holed needed crampons ice axe and helmet

Snowy hike to Ontario Peak

Icehouse canyon trail to the saddle is very well traveled, so the snow was pretty beaten down. We put on microspikes to make the traction…

Everest on Ontario

Of the 4 times I have done this peak, this was by far the most difficult, but most beautiful. You have intermittent snow all the…

Blown sky high!!

It was a brisk morning arriving at the trail head just after 6 am. However prior to hitting the trail. I locked my gear inside…

2/6/20 (2/2)

(2/2) So after I had summited Cucamonga, I felt like it was early enough to still hit up Ontario. We started heading down as more…

Ontario Peak

Started the SoCal Challenge with a 2-peak day hike, Ontario and Cucamonga. I arrived at the parking lot around 0550 and began hiking right away.…

Ontario Peak

Did this hike from big horn side and there was snow right after big horn on the way up, trail got lost right away but…

Ontarrrrr-io

Did this hike from big horn side and there was snow right after big horn on the way up, trail got lost right away but…

Best 1st of January ever

Great hike for intermediate hikers. Try not do the loop via Falling Rock Canyon, it’s very dangerous since you barely see the trail. You can…