Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle Trail

#8 of 195 trails in Angeles National Forest

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Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle Trail is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Mt Baldy, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen and is accessible from June until October.

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Jackson Boyd (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Ryan Strobel (55)

8 Completed2 Reviews

I love this hike- I've done it many times. A fair warning: a portion (maybe a half mile?) of the trail travels across Telegraph Wash. This portion of the trail is dilapidated and difficult to see. Be sure to look for the trail markers (usually smaller rocks that are stacked in an unnatural way (i.e. by humans)). Trail markers are often used in areas where the trail is difficult to mark or see (i.e. crossing a rock slab or crossing a wash). Here's a great example of this sort of trail marker (from a different hike):

Happy Hiking!

ramon ornelas (170)

2 Completed1 Reviews

have a couple words to say about This hiking trail it's beautiful fun and you get away from all your problems

Gordon Muncy (85)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Just completed a few days ago. Relatively tough hike. Lots of shade and wildlife. Saw a few Big horn sheep. I was hiking up to 6 miles and thought this would be easy. Still sore after 3 days. Great hike though. I'll do it again.

Howard Chang (298)

10 Completed2 Reviews

Took this trail a couple months back with my mom. We didn't do any previous research and took on the trail with minimal equipment. That was a mistake. Although we finished the hike, I would suggest bringing a decent pair of hiking boots and trekking poles. And also bring a light jacket! Pocohontas is definitely painting with the colors of the winds on this one.

Elise Scheuerman (311)

3 Completed2 Reviews

I really enjoyed this trail. It's not recommended for beginners because it has a very steep incline. It is rocky and you need to watch your footing. I would definitely do this trail again. It was gorgeous but very windy.

Carol TRICOCHE (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike literally kicked my butt! Im summer months highly recommend starting early am, I started at 730am, that why you are shaded for the full climb up. Otherwise sun is on the trail on late am/ early afternoon. Suggest trekking poles, I didn't and wished I had. Beautiful well maintained trail. Will be back.

Julie Bell (575)

16 Completed16 Reviews

I couldn't find the right trail on here so this is the closest i could find.. . we did this trail and then continued on past the saddle, and Kelly Camp to Ontario Peak and Bighorn Peak. It was a very long day but the weather was perfect for exploring in the Angeles National Forest. This whole route was about 14 miles, out and back. There is a bottle opener at the top of Ontario Peak, so next time i'll celebrate with a beer - the test will be getting up quick enough so that it's still cold. ..

Laura Jean Brantley (337)

17 Completed14 Reviews

If you're in Rancho, you know you don't have a lot of options, but this is a very good one. So you should go do it. It's so beautiful. It's a little hard if you're not an athletic person, but it's worth it. Bring a camelbak, not a water bottle, a camelbak. It's shade most of the way, the stream is gorgeous! It's so peaceful and a good workout.

Raymond Tang (243)

3 Completed3 Reviews

This is a nice but difficult hike. The climb to the saddle is singletrack and gains elevation quickly.

Hiking poles and your ten essentials are recommended when traveling in early spring since there's still snow along the way.