Cucamonga Peak from Victoria Gardens, 2008.
|Elevation||8,862 ft (2,701 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||1,299 ft (396 m)|
|Location||San Bernardino County, California, U.S.|
|Range||San Gabriel Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Cucamonga Peak|
|Easiest route||Trail Hike, class 1|
Cucamonga Peak is one of the highest peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains of California. The area is in the Cucamonga Wilderness on the San Bernardino National Forest. Named for Tiburcio Tapia's Rancho Cucamonga, the mountain towers over the present-day cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and Fontana. The peak can be seen west of Cajon Pass on Interstate 15, the route from Southern California to Las Vegas. The peak can also be seen on a perfectly clear day from San Jacinto 46 miles (74 km) to the southeast and as far west, as Santa Monica beach.
The trail to the summit begins in Icehouse Canyon. A Forest Service trail (7W07) leads from here to Icehouse Saddle, from which the Cucamonga Peak Trail (7W04) leads to the summit. The round trip is 14 miles (23 km) long with an elevation gain of 4,300 feet (1,300 m). A wilderness permit is required.
It is advisable to bring a warm jacket or windbreaker as there is no protection from the elements when getting close towards the summit. Snow can also be found in certain parts of the hike depending on the season.
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- "Cucamonga Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
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