- 4200 ft.
Max Elevation Reached
- 8,860 ft.
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In many respects, Cucamonga Peak is
just another summit
in the Angeles National Forest. If you have been on any of the
numerous hiking trails to other famous peaks, you have see
vistas, similar flora and similar fauna (aka none!).
But here are a few salient features.
There is a creek that runs along the initial
part of the trail.
Some abandoned stone structures dot the
canyon floor close to the trailhead.
They are what remain of a once active
Beyond Icehouse Saddle, there is a small
hole in the mountain side.
Some steel cables lie around nearby. An
abandonded mineshaft perhaps?
Trail registers at the summit. No marker
though. At least I haven't found one.
The hike is generally busy upto Icehouse
Saddle. Few seem to venture beyond.
Started from San Diego - 4:45 am
Started from Trailhead - 7:25 am
Reached the summit - 12:30 pm
Started back - 1:40 pm
Reached Trailhead - 4:30 pm
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Sesh. K, Vaishnav. V and I started driving
from San Diego
at 4:45 am.
It was a hot day and I had loaded up my
daypack in order to train for my Mt. Whitney hike later in the summer.
We all agreed that this hike turned out to be excellent training and
not much else. Perhaps we would have enjoyed it more if it had been
sooner in the season. Next time, maybe.