(Image from SoCalHiker.net)
Cucamonga Peak via the Icehouse Canyon Trail is one of the most popular hikes on the Angeles National Forest. The hike is 11.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,300 feet.Some excellent detailed descriptions of the trail, including photos, can be found on SoCalHiker.net and ModernHiker.com.
Schedule: We’ll meet at the trailhead at 7:00 am, in hopes of there still being some parking available. The hike will take 6-7 hours. All parked vehicles must display an Adventure Pass. Self-registration for a Wilderness Permit is required and available for free at the trailhead.
Trip Leader: Matthew Bokach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Permits: All hikers must fill out and carry a Wilderness Permit. The trip leader will have blank permits available at the trailhead. Group sizes in the Wilderness cannot exceed 12 people and apparently volunteers check compliance along the trail. Contact Matthew Bokach at email@example.com with any questions.
What to bring: Especially on a long, remote, and challenging hike like this one, hikers are strongly encouraged to bring the "ten essentials" listed here: https://www.greatoutdoorsla.org/page-18105
Directions: From the 210 freeway, take exit 54 for Mountain Ave. exit and travel north. As you drive up the hill, Mountain Avenue veers to the right and then back to the left. Just past the Lower San Antonio fire station the road bends sharply to the left then dead-ends onto Mount Baldy Road – turn right (north). Go through Mount Baldy Village and take a right at the fork in the road toward Icehouse Canyon. The trailhead parking lot is at the end of the short road. If using navigation software, the trailhead address is: 7698 Ice House Canyon Rd, Mt Baldy, CA 91759.
Contact Matthew Bokach at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.