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The Cucamonga Five


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Posted by gaudzdice51 on Mar 8, 2009
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Activity Details

Dates: Jul 1, 2009 through Aug 20, 2009
Location: California, United States
City or Place: Cucamonga Peak
Skill Level: Intermediate
Categories: Hiking
Partner Status: Will accept Partners

Description

Peaks
1. Sugarloaf Peak(6924')
2. Ontario Peak(8693')
3. Bighorn Peak(8441')
4. Cucamonga Peak(8859')
5. Etiwanda Peak(8662')


**Arrive at Icehouse Canyon Trailhead by at least 6 a.m.**
**Begin at the latest by 6:30 a.m.**


1. Hike to Sugarloaf Peak
*From the parking area (5000'), trail 7W07 starts just to the right of the old Icehouse Lodge foundation. Hike up this trail about 1/2 mile to the first obvious switchback, a short one of only 20'.
*Continue 100' beyond this short switchback to a stretch of trail buttressed with chicken wire support on the righthand side. This is turnoff for Sugarloaf Peak via Falling Rock Canyon. There may be ducks on and around the log at the turnoff point.
*Leave the trail, cross the streambed, and go south up Falling Rock Canyon, turning right at about the 6200' contour and scrambling up a scree slope, to a saddle at the top (6700'). It is often necessary to bypass on the left a slippery waterfall near the beginning of the canyon.
*Turn right and follow the ridge to the peak passing a false bump on the left.

2. Hike to Ontario Peak
*Follow the long ridge east up towards Ontario Peak

3. Hike to Bighorn Peak
*Next, traverse down the east ridge to Bighorn
*On the way, you will pass over False Ontario as well as some bumps along the way

4. Hike to Cucamonga Peak
*After descending from Bighorn, arrive at the Bighorn-Cucamonga Saddle
*Climb the switchbacks to Cucamonga

5. Hike to Etiwanda Peak
*Once on Cucamonga, follow the ridge to the east about a mile
*Arrive at summit. Once finished, re-trace footsteps back to Cucamonga
*Follow the Cucamonga Trail all the way back to Icehouse Saddle
*Stay on Icehouse Canyon trail until finally arriving back at the parking lot

**ALTERNATIVE**


Peaks
1. Ontario Peak(8693')
2. Bighorn Peak(8441')
3. Cucamonga Peak(8859')
4. Etiwanda Peak(8662')
5. Timber Mountain(8303')


1. Hike to Ontario Peak
* From the parking area (5000'), trail 7W07 starts just to the right of the old Icehouse Lodge foundation.
* Hike up this trail about 3/4 mile to a trail junction with the Chapman Trail
* Continue straight up the canyon past Columbine Spring to another junction with the Chapman Trail
* Turn right and follow the trail up to Icehouse Saddle
* There are a number of trails at the saddle. Take the first one to the right and follow it about a mile to Kelly's Camp
* Pass uphill through the camp and pick up the trail again which goes up to the top of the ridge
* Turn right and follow the trail out to the summit

2. Hike to Bighorn Peak
*Next, traverse down the east ridge to Bighorn
*On the way, you will pass over False Ontario as well as some bumps along the way

3. Hike to Cucamonga Peak
*After descending from Bighorn, arrive at the Bighorn-Cucamonga Saddle
*Climb the switchbacks to Cucamonga

4. Hike to Etiwanda Peak
*Once on Cucamonga, follow the ridge to the east about a mile
*Arrive at summit. Once finished, re-trace footsteps back to Cucamonga
*Follow the Cucamonga Trail all the way back to Icehouse Saddle

5. *Hike to Timber Mountain*
*From Icehouse Saddle, take the left(north) trail to Timber Mountain
*Follow the trail as it switchbacks up the southwest-facing slope of Timber
*At the west ridge before the trail heads down to the saddle between Timber Mountain and Telegraph Peak, turn right (east) on the marked spur trail, following it .25 mile to the summit
*When finished, go back the way you came returning to Icehouse Saddle
*Follow Icehouse Canyon trail back the parking lot

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