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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William Birdwell (83)

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 (1008)

48 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 (47)

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 (121)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Monica Tomer (146)

13 Completed4 Reviews

Kyle Loerzel (116)

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 (116)

15 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.

James Augustine (62)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I've been on this trail hundreds of times and it is always a great trail, no matter the time of year. Many parts of the trail are covered in trees, and a rushing stream beside the trail, this is a great hike. Another consideration is that there is a short drive time on mountain roads as well. My favorite by far!

Jerry Hildeman (444)

13 Completed13 Reviews

Nice trail but very busy, especially on the weekend. Get there early for parking. There was water at Columbine Spring.

Mechell L. (59)

Very strenuous. Some parts of the trail had a very narrow trail on the edge of a steep cliff. Very scary for me since I'm afraid of heights. Nice waterfalls and streams. We hiked in November. It was FREEZING.