Introducing the Dizzy Hiker feat. Cucamonga Peak!

Hey guys (YouTube voice)!

I’m documenting scenery, junctions, and conditions of my SoCal hikes for anyone interested in previewing the damage before hitting the trail. Stop by the Dizzy Hiker section for updates and archives!

First up is Cucamonga Peak. Coming in at #3 in the SoCal Hiker’s 6-Pack of Peaks, Cucamonga is a local favorite for its ever-changing scenery, steady but gentle inclines, and jaw-dropping summit views of the Inland Empire, downtown L.A., and the infamous “Three Saints” of peak bagging: Antonio, Jacinto, and Gorgonio.

  • Distance: 11.6 miles
  • Elevation: 8,859 feet
  • Gain: ~4,200 feet
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Hike Time: 6-8 hours
  • Type: Out and Back Single Track
  • Fees: Adventure Pass
  • Location: Cucamonga Wilderness, Angeles National Forest
  • Recommended Gear: Boots, 3L water, GPS/map, poles optional

Other considerations:

  • Non technical (in the summer)
  • Rocky
  • Doable inclines
  • Well-marked trail (but lots of potentially confusing junctions)
  • Variable subalpine weather
  • Buggy first mile
  • Afternoon sun exposure (in the summer)

For junction time stamps, click here to watch on YouTube and press “Show More” in the video description.

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