Ontario Peak

This hike takes you through beautiful Icehouse Canyon into the Cucamonga Wilderness up to Icehouse Saddle and beyond Kelly’s Camp to Ontario Peak. When it’s clear, the views are spectacular with visibility of about 100 miles. Ontario Peak can be climbed any time of the year as its high elevation allows for cool weather during the summer months. The trail can be fun in winter for snowshoeing as there is limited exposure on the way to the summit.

Camping is allowed at Kelly Camp (elev. 7840 feet) which is right off the trail so it will be impossible to miss.

The Ontario Peak hike requires that you be in good hiking condition. If you would like to break it up as a two-day hike, you have two primary options for over-nighting: Kelly Camp and Ontario Peak. Camping is possible within 150 yards from the top which offers splendid sunset and sunrise experiences and spectacular nighttime views over Pomona Valley twinkling with a billion lights.

Highlights: Forest and stream, rustic cabins, watershed, high country views

  • Near: Mount Baldy, CA
  • Distance: 12 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 4000 ft.
  • Hike Time: 2 days
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Trail Condition: well maintained trail
  • Restrictions: Adventure Pass required to park
  • GPX Download: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Dog Friendly: Yes
  • Kid Friendly: Yes
  • Rating: 4.5

Getting to the Trailhead:

From Los Angeles – I-210 (east) to Baseline Rd. (left) to Padua Av. (right) to Mount Baldy Rd. (right) to Icehouse Canyon Rd. (right) to trailhead.

Google Map Link


Trail Detail Map


Trail Profile


ken at ontario view

ken at ontario view point


ontario peak tree in lens flare

ontario peak tree in lens flare


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