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Big Santa Anita Canyon Trail via Chantry Flat

Sierra Madre, CA

Big Santa Anita Canyon Trail via Chantry Flat is a 3.9 mile out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Ice House Canyon Trail
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7 Completed 0 Reviews

Hiked in early February, too much ice/snow on the trail to make it to the saddle. Wish I would have had crampons, probably would have made it past 2.5 miles. Didn't get to the good views but hiking next to the stream was very nice and the canyon walls offer great scenery in their own right.

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Icehouse Saddle via Icehouse Canyon Trail
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36 Completed 21 Reviews

Set out to summit Ontario Peak, but was ill prepared.
I made it to the Saddle and had to turn around because the trail was so full of ice that I did not think I could safely proceed with the gear I brought.

I had the amatuer microspikes. The kind that have the round springy things wrapped around instead of actual spikes.
These are terrible. Do not use these on an icy trail. MIcrospikes AT THE LEAST... but probably really needed full Crampons and an Ice Axe.
I actually slipped on the slope and fell a few feet down before stopping myself on a tree.. but it scared me away from proceeding without proper traction.

IF you have the right gear, then this trail was surely passable to multiple peaks. It was a warm clear day though, and that melting snow could re-freeze into slick ice again.

If you plan to go past the Saddle, be prepared.

If you are reading this in the summer or fall... No worries. Its totally safe. just long.

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Manker Flats
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Extremely icy, windy and bitter cold. We went straight up the face of Baldy Bowl with ice axes and crampons. One of our party, an extremely experienced mountaineer, lost his footing and slid 300-400 feet before he was able to self arrest. We luckily made it to the spectacular summit but not without a lot of work.

The next day, we discovered that a young man fell 1500 feet and died hiking Mt. Baldy the day before our ascent. Be careful out there.

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Icehouse Saddle via Icehouse Canyon Trail
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4 Completed 5 Reviews

It's a nice little hike

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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10 Completed 14 Reviews

Tough tough hike but worth the view

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing, one with nature.

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Ice House Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Timber Mountain via Icehouse Canyon
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24 Completed 25 Reviews

Lots of snow and definitely a very steep hike when going up from the saddle to the mountaintop. Need great shoes. Not sure how this is when there isn't snow, but it was quite fun and intense. Very pretty views at the top, but not sure how it compares to the other nearby hikes (I will be checking those out in the near future!)

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Ice House Canyon Trail
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31 Completed 1 Reviews

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