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Wilderness Permits are required to enter the Cucamonga Wilderness but are self service at the trailhead.
An out and back hike to one of the popular peaks in the area.
Like many of the local hikes this trail begins at the Icehouse Canyon trailhead just beyond Mt. Baldy Village. Permits are required, but are self-serve and available at the trailhead.
The Icehouse Canyon trail is a well-forested trail that parallels Icehouse Creek. There is sufficient parking at the trailhead and a pass is required. The parking are can fill up so an early arrival is recommended on the weekends.
Icehouse Saddle makes a good place to rest before the second half of this hike. There are five separate trails that intersect at Icehouce Saddle. You want to look for the Cucamonga Peak trail sign. From the saddle to the peak is only 2.4 miles. That does not translate to an easy stroll as the trail can be very steep in some areas. The north face of Cucamonga can holds snow much later in the year than other trails in the area.