Cucamonga Peak Trail (7W04)


Area Status: Open

Hiking at high elevations (Cucamonga Peak, Ice House Canyon, San Gorgonio Peak, etc..) in winter, spring and even early to mid-summer requires experienced mountaineering skills and IS NOT recommended for those unprepared for extreme conditions that can change very quickly.

The most accessible trailhead to access Cucamonga Peak is on the Angeles National Forest. Visit their website, Icehouse Canyon Saddle via Icehouse or call the Mt. Baldy Visitor Center (909) 982-2829 to get current information for that trail.

A second option to access Cucamonga Peak is via the Middle Fork Trail (6W01). This trailhead is located on FSR 2N58 (Middle Fork Road), which is unpaved and high-clearance vehicles are highly recommended. This road closes to vehicle traffic seasonally and during high fire restrictions  –  Please call the LCRS for current closures or check the Alerts & Notices – Forest Orders section of this website.

A third option to access Cucamonga Peak is from the Joe Elliot Yellow Post Sites, located near the end of FSR 1N34 (San Sevaine Road). This road closes to vehicle traffic seasonally and during high fire restrictions  – Please call the Lytle Creek Ranger Station for current closures or check the Alerts & Notices – Forest Orders section of this website. The portion of the trail from Joe Elliott to the peak is best for experienced hikers only as it is steep, rocky, exposed, and not maintained. **Please note that the map below reflects this third trailhead option.

A Wilderness Permit is required if accessing trails on the San Bernardino National Forest.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This area is home to a diversity of wildlife. Visitors need to be mindful of wildlife that may cause harm such as, see list below . Never approach, antagonize, or attempt to feed any wildlife.
  • Rattle Snakes
  • Bears
  • Mountain Lions
  • Bobcats
  • Mule Deer
Fees:
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Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
Permit Info: A Wilderness Permit is required if accessing trails on the San Bernardino National Forest. A permit can be obtain via online using the SGWA.org site.
  • No in-person permits available at Ranger Station MUST obtain via online.
  • Wilderness Permit order 
    • Group sizes limited to 12 people and 8 stock animals
Restrictions:
  • No ground fires or building of rock-fire-rings permitted anywhere on Southern CA Forests! The use of propane or gas appliances allowed with a valid  CA campfire permit.
  • Dogs MUST be on a leash not longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical restrictive control. [36 CFR 261.16(j)]
  • Pack It In/Pack It Out. Pack out what you pack in and Leave no Trace!
Closest Towns: Lytle Creek, Fontana
Restroom: Vault toilet at Icehouse Canyon and Middle Fork Trailheads
Information Center:
Front Country Ranger District
1209 Lytle Creek Road
Lytle Creek, CA 92358
1-909-382-2851 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.219066

  Longitude : 
-117.552830