Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle

A nice and very popular hike along a stream and beautiful woods. Then the trail get steep on the way to Icehouse Saddle. This is a good trainer hike (accessible any season) for the High Sierras.

It’s perfect if you’re building strength for longer journeys. Or, if you just want a nice place to hang out, pick a spot. You can also just turn around when you tire.

  • Highlights: Forest and brook, rustic cabins, watershed, high country views
  • Near: Mt Baldy, CA
  • Distance: 7 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 2600 ft
  • Hike Time: 4.5 hours
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
  • Restrictions: Adventure Pass required to park
  • Dog Friendly: Yes
  • Kid Friendly: Yes
  • GPX File Download: >>CLICK HERE<<

Getting to theTrailhead:

210 freeway to Mountain Av. (north) to Mt. Baldy Road (right) to Icehouse Canyon Road (right) to parking lot.

Google Map Link


Trail Detail


Trail Profile


icehouse canyon trail

icehouse canyon trail

coulters matilija poppy

Coulters Matilija Poppy

Icehouse Canyon Flower

Icehouse Canyon Flower



5 thoughts on “Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle

  1. Pingback: Fourth of July on Ice | My Favorite Hikes

  2. The water was flowing great in the stream as well as smaller streams that magically pop out of the mountain. I took a chance and drank it without filtering and survived to write this update. 🙂

  3. It was snowing on our hike through the canyon. Snow levels were a less than a foot at 5,000 feet building to 1 to 2 feet at Icehouse Saddle. Bring a traction device for icy spots along the way.

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