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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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Ontario Peak Trail
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14 Completed 7 Reviews

My son and I did this hike today. We started around 8am. The parking lot was very crowded. Probably should of arrived a little earlier. There were plenty of people on the trail to the saddle. After the saddle there were just a few. All and all it was a very nice hike.

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Bighorn Peak Trail
by teri carlson

29 Completed 13 Reviews

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Ontario Peak Trail
by teri carlson

29 Completed 13 Reviews

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Timber Mountain via Icehouse Canyon
by teri carlson

29 Completed 13 Reviews

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

Although I planed to camp somewhere near the top and carried everything to do so, I did not. Which made the hike way more difficult than it should have been. I started hiking at 700 going up the devils back bone and made it to the top at 1030 roughly stoping for a half hour on the way up. Once at the top I hung out for an hour imagining what I'd be doing if I were camping. The second leg of the hike I came down the baldy bowl starting at 1130 and getting back at 130. Had I come up the way I went down it would have taken me double the amount of time since it's almost twice as steep. The hike as a whole was in my opinion is more enjoyable going that route. I only saw one source of water at the beginning which was a waterfall. So bring lots of water, sunscreen, and possibly a hat of sorts since theirs not a lot of shade ANYWHERE. I'd like to do it again this time not planing to camp and see how much faster I can do it without the turtle shell of a pack on my back,

In short: GREAT HIKE!!

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Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle Trail
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3 Completed 2 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.

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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32 Completed 19 Reviews

Hiked the loop the "back" way starting on the fire trail and up past the Sierra Club hut. Definitely an intense route but with the perk of far more shade than the Devil's Backbone which we returned on.

Keep an careful eye out for the fork to this route -- it's just a few minutes after the fire road splits and on your left but feels like a trick that you miss at first and then totally notice after doubling back. The route up was pretty solid and well populated to the hut; after that the path forks in many ways, we followed a less than ideal trail around which resulted in some scrambling so watch your route. Back down was hot (we started just before 8, summit ed just before 11 and would not want to be up any later than that), sunny and exposed but a great view and a cool narrow trail to wander down. We jumped on the lift ($12 one way) to shave off some of the final knee pounding downhill and skip the repeat fire road walk.

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Hiked to the summit, beautiful day, but a little windy. Ascended up the Devils Backbone and descended via the west route to the Sierra Club hut, then down to Manker Campground. The trail on the west side was very washed out from the heavy rains a couple of weeks ago, but still manageable. Saw a Male Big Horn Sheep and a smaller one just a bit before the summit on the Devils Backbone. There was a couple of small streams just before and after the Sierra hut, other then that no other water.

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Mt. Baldy Notch Trail
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11 Completed 10 Reviews

I parked in Manker Flats, took the Ski Hut Trail to Mt. Baldy, went down Devil's Backbone to the Notch and took a chair lift down to the ski lift parking area, from there it's a short walk to your car in Manker Flats. 7.4 miles, 4 hours 31 minutes total including lunch. We left the house at 6am, started the trail at 7:32am and got to the notch at 12:04pm. The ascent on the ski hut trail was pretty brutal. It was a Sunday so there were a ton of people, in the parking lot, along the way, and at the top. The chair lift down was $12 each, it was super nice. To walk back to the car in Manker Flats from the bottom of the chair lift, you take the drainage ditch on the left side to pass over the parking lot that switches back and forth. Then you take the road a short way to the parking lot. The chair lift only runs in summer on Fri, Sat, Sun. The Notch restaurant is only open those days too, but Mon-Thurs they leave the men's restroom open.

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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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