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A 50 foot waterfall, cascades, lush wilderness, this hike has it all! This is also called Sturtevant Falls.

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Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle Trail
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1 Completed 1 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.

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Devil's Backbone Trail
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

We hiked up to the top of Mt. Baldy on the super moon night... the views from the top.. the sunset on 1 side, the super moon rise on the other.. ahhh.. words fail to share the experience :) MUST DO SoCal hike!

And yes it is strenuous; please keep warm clothes and headlamps if you plan to hike down after sunset! EnjoY!

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

Very challenging hike with the steep inclines, the length of the hike itself, and the elevation gain. The thinning of the air was quite noticeable when we first started out, especially since I'm not accustomed to higher altitudes. If you decide to go via devil's backbone make sure you're not scared of heights. There are several sections that have a narrow path, but it's still enough to go one-by-one. Definitely recommend a hat since there are a lot of sections where there's no tree coverage. Also, make sure to take pictures as you're climbing up and going down. I thought there was more interesting scenery along the way versus at the very top.

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Devil's Backbone Trail
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14 Completed 13 Reviews

I started off well from the notch towards the summit, over Devils Backbone trail. All was ok until the last climb to the summit. I should have taken more rests on the way up. this kicked my butt. I'm in decent shape and in low 50's. Sometimes when hiking, I feel I'm the hare and the people passing me are the turtles. I tend to not want people passing me so I tend to overwork myself too soon. My friends tell me to get over it. No big deal if someone passes you! Ok, I get it but when there are older ladies passing me, It is embarrassing to me. I'm told, by the one older lady, that I need to find a pace that is comfortable and where my breathing stays in check. I will take here advice because I would sure like to be able to do this hike as well as she did when I'm here age. On to the next hike!

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Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle Trail
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8 Completed 8 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. ..

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Devil's Backbone Trail
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32 Completed 26 Reviews

Great hike, clear sky today. First time hike to Devils Backbone challenging but worth the hike.

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

Great hike, start early to avoid as much heat as you can. Views all along the way are amazing, the very long, steep uphill is all worth it of course. Did the trail up from Manker Flats and down Devils Backbone trail to the restaurant. Had to take the lift down because i got a bloody nose that just wouldn't quit. Now I need to do it again. .. Great hike though!

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Three T's Trail
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97 Completed 140 Reviews

I hiked this trail with a meet up group that just let me tag along. It was great fun. We bagged Timber and Telegraph peaks along the way. The trail was clear and beautiful. Icehouse was its usual uphill workout. I also enjoy the up and down workout going out to the three tees portion of the trail.

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail was awesome. Everyone was nice. I felt safe. Helicopter continued to fly to ensure safety. Top Notch restaurant was awesome. Trail was long and a good workout. Took about 2 hours to walk up instead of taking ski lifts. I burned nearly 600 calories.

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Ontario Peak Trail
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25 Completed 17 Reviews

I did this hike after completing the shorter summit of BigHorn Peak a few weeks ago. Ontario is a more difficult trail not only because of its added length and height, but also because of the trail conditions. Except more switchbacks, more manzanita, and more deadfalls. In general the condition is not the best or the worst, but after having come all the way from Icehouse Canyon, it really wears on you. There is a shortcut ridge but I have never tried this and having looked at it do not recommend anyone try it unless they have someone who knows this route.
Overall I'd prefer doing this as a 2 day backpacking expedition. The stronger can make it up and out in a day, however the slow ones in the herd like me need extra time, water, and probably a break.

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