|Group||No meetup group|
Just as the sign posted 3.6 miles to the saddle then 2.4 miles to Cucamonga Peak. I started at 640 AM to beat the heat plus hiking with my dog, Cooper. There was tons of shade to saddle plus available water. After the saddle, there was still a little shade spots until we hiked on the south facing side to the summit. It was quite warm. I used a cool tie for my pup. Actually, it works for him because he kept on hiking. This was my first time to Cucamonga Peak and it’s very beautiful. We met a backpacker coming down from Cucamonga Peak, he spent the night. He saw pack of big horn. This would be a great overnight backpacking trek. There’s several great spots near the summit to set up camp. Just be sure to get a permit at the trail head.
I was quite disappointed on all the trash I found on the trail on the way out. It wasn’t there when I started at 640ish. Just remember to take your trash with you. There’s no one clean up after you.