Trailhead Coordinates: 34.25024, -117.63671
This 7.7 mi hike near Mt. Baldy California is the gateway to Los Angeles County’s highest peaks. The trail parking lot sits at about 5,000 ft and the main saddle is at 7,600 ft giving you an elevation gain of 2,719 ft. Not a walk in the park but a great introduction to aspiring mountain climbers. Note that the trail conditions during the spring and summer are very different from winter season. Though Ice House Saddle is not a technical hike, snowy and icy conditions comes with a lot of risk. Do not hike around the Mt. Baldy area during the winter time unless you the experience and proper gear. Always check the weather and trail conditions prior to venturing out.
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