Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle Trail

#8 of 196 trails in Angeles National Forest
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.

7.0 miles Out & Back 2620 feet
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The trail itself follows a lovely stream for more than 2 miles, and by the tme the creek views end, you are already gaining high country vistas, pine forest and upward glances at Baldy, Bighorn and Ontario Peak. I am particularly jealous of the cabin owners along the first mile of the path.

Ryan Haydon

1 Completed1 Reviews

A good hike. Starts off gradually and then becomes a little steep towards the end.

Temo Robles

6 Completed8 Reviews


3 Completed2 Reviews

i did this hike to up and around to litle creek. its very fun. right befor u get to the top of the mountain there is a water spring u can drink out of .

William Birdwell

3 Completed3 Reviews

Pros: This is a great hike, one of my favorites. Very good scenery and great if you're training for other, longer hikes. Once you reach the saddle, you can keep going up to Ontario Peak, Cucamonga Peak, Manker Flats, and a few other places, or just hang out at the saddle. Either way, it's a good time.
About a mile up from the trailhead, you can also take the Chapman Trail up to the saddle. It's about a mile longer, better scenery, a much steadier climb, and much less crowded than the canyon trail. It is a bit more exposed than the canyon trail, so on really hot days you want to hit it early. But that's true on either trail.
Cons: Fairly rocky, can get busy, and parking can be an issue. That said, get there at daybreak, wear good boots and have a good time.

Bree McGuire

56 Completed10 Reviews

This is a GREAT hot weather hike, because MOST of the trail is shaded. What I like best is the greenery+scenery starts right from the trailhead--no walking up a fire road or anything to reap the rewards. If you don't get there early enough to park in the lot, there is street parking... just plan on walking a little more. Probably not advisable for anyone with weak ankles, as there are some chunky rock sections to traverse. Lots of trails to choose from if you decide to continue hiking from the saddle!

Eric Orloski

2 Completed2 Reviews

Easy hike.. This hike is miss labeled as hard. Only takes 1 hr 10
Mins to reach the saddle. If you think this is a hard hike then you must be really out of shape.

Robert Lenart

1 Completed1 Reviews

Monica Tomer

13 Completed4 Reviews

Kyle Loerzel

6 Completed6 Reviews

Amazing trail all year around. I've done all 4 seasons on this trail. No service, manicured, and very peaceful. Always keep in mind this is a mountainous trail that during peak season requires mountaineering gear. All other season just be mindful of the weather, pack and dress appropriately and have fun!

Ellen K

18 Completed3 Reviews

Such a fun trail. The incline makes it challenging in some places, but that's the point. Awesome workout, beautiful scenery. It doesn't get much better than this.