Glorious day--sunny and warm. Had a great time.
Did all three in one day with an overnight a kelly's camp. Tiring yet fun. I also saw R Pollard's sign in on Cucamonga!
First of three peaks this day to celebrate my 40th birthday; Cucamonga, Bighorn, Timber. Perfect weather, even a tiny bit of snow, enough for a snowball anyway. Saw no one from Icehouse canyon on up to the summit
Me and my friend left the parking lot at icehoue canyon at 7 a.m. reached the peak by 10, and were down by 1p.m. I think we did it a little to fact because my knees were destroyed the next day.
Wild cloud cover. Chilly weather. Great peak.
Nice morning but it got windy around sunup. Not too windy on top but a little chilly for shorts and a tee. Saw no people (except for 2 sleeping campers at the saddle) untill just before the Icehouse Saddle on the way back!
Nice half-day hike with a lot of elevation gain. Back at the car before 2pm. Great views.
Number 6 of 10 peak saga comprising Baldy, Harwood, Thunder, Timber, Telegraph, Etiwanda, Bighorn, Ontario, and Sugarloaf. Didn't realize this peak has some of the best views in the San Gabriels.
Great hike. Beautiful day. After bagging Cucamonga, I bagged Bighorn and Ontario Peaks. Read my trip report.
Beautiful day to be in the mountains! Took about six hours round trip with about an hour at the very windy summit.
Wow! We left the trailhead at 5:45 am. The views were fantastic. As you go up more towards the saddle you see Mount Baldy. We didnt think there would be any snow being May and all. We were wrong. We came to our first slab of snow about 1 hour into the trip. Then as we went on we saw more snow and more! The trail was cut off by lots of snow now. We had to go through it to reach the trail once again heading towards the saddle.We arrived at the saddle at 9:00. We suddenly realized we werent going anywhere.The trail to cucamonga was covered in snow. We didnt reach the summit . When we left it was 10:45 we arrived at the car about noon.
WOW, i took my two kids and left the parking area at 10.00am.. Overcast and slightly cold with just a few sun bursts out. it took us 1hour 15 minutes to reach the 1 mile marker. We saw 7 people on the way up and a few on the way down..The highlight for all three of us was the water coming out of the side of the mountain and trail water at your feet..We just ran out of juice to finish, which we were
going to cedar glen..A fast return at 37 mimutes and a great hike to start the season off..
Awesome summit, a great place to camp and get insane views of the citylights 7000ft below.
It wasn't the exhilarating ridge scramble I'd hoped for based on the route description on here, but it was a pleasant walk with some nice scenery along the way. Summit views were mostly of haze.
Nice hike up to Icehouse Saddle from Baldy Road. I ran to Cucamonga-Bighorn Saddle then hiked up to Cucamonga summit. Beautiful area.
A great trip. Combined this with a side trip to Ontario Peak. Cucamonga is far better than Ontario in my opinion.
Growing up in Rancho I spent my entire childhood looking at this peak. I feel ashamed to have neglected it for so long. This is my favorite peak of the group near Mt. Baldy. Unfortunately, you will roll the dice for a clear day.
For as long as we have lived here in the “Inland Valley” (about 5 years) I have looked up and wondered if it was possible to climb directly up the South side of Cucamonga Peak all the way to the summit. Well now I know. And it was GREAT!!!
Wanted to get out of the house for a few hours so I headed up to the local mountains. Wanted to check out Ice House Canyon and hike to Cucamonga Peak since I never had been there before. I have always went for the higher peaks in the area but I'm burned out on them. Made the saddle in an hour and a half then made the summit of Cucamonga in another hour and a half. The original plan was to do the peak and head home but Bighorn Peak looked easy enough to bag, so I hiked cross-country up the mellow south ridge to it's summit. From there I decided to follow the ridgeline west towards Ontario Peak. After about a mile I picked up the main trail to Ontario Peak and after several false summits nailed it to. Between Bighorn and Ontairo I saw a fairly large buck with a full rack, a bighorn sheep and zero people. Turned out to be a full day of hiking. Nice way to spend a Sunday.
I hiked on this Sunday morning with Murray Zichlinsky. We had a early lunch/snack at Icehouse Saddle. Left Icehouse Saddle at 10:00am and went cross-country along a broad north ridge towards Bighorn Peak. Made the summit of Bighorn Peak (8,441') at 10:20am. Signed the register and then dropped x-country 800' towards Cucamonga Saddle. Skipped most of the switchbacks. I made the summit of Cucamonga Peak (8,859') at 11:15am. Murray arrived four minutes earlier. Rested a bit, drank some Gatorade, saw the smoggy view of the Inland Empire valley floor and then left the summit at 11:30am. Murray decided he was going to do Bighorn Peakon his way out. I decided to run down to the parking lot. At 12:36pm (1 hr 6 min), I was at the Icehouse Canyon trailhead parking lot. Just got home about 20 minutes ago given the traffic on the I-10. Now, I'm gonna take a shower and then the girlfriend and I are gonna head out to watch The Matrix Reloaded flick at the movies.