13.6 miles, Full day
A nearly-14 mile in-and-out that hits two of the tallest, most prominent peaks in the Angeles National Forest. Beginning with the historic, alpine brook that runs through Icehouse Canyon, this trail climbs through picturesque pine and cedar to Icehouse Saddle before visiting the site of an old trail resort and ascending a long ridge between the two peaks. A truly magnificent and rewarding hike, with great views of the Baldy Bowl for almost the entire route. Highly, highly recommended.
You will need a National Forest Adventure Pass to park at the Trailhead, and you will also need a Wilderness Permit to continue into the Cucamonga Wilderness. Depending on your plans, you may also wish to pick up a stove permit as well.
The Parking Passes are $5 for a day or $30 for a year, and the wilderness and stove permits are free. All can be picked up at the Mount Baldy Visitor Center:
Mt. Baldy Road
Mt. Baldy, CA 91759
Daily 8:00 am – 4:30 pm