Icehouse Canyon Trailhead
Wrightwood, United States
SNOW! Who knew that less than 1 hour from LA there is a winter wonderland for hiking, snow shoeing and skiing!
The San Gabriel Mountains are located just east of Los Angeles and one of the tallest peaks is MT. Baldy. To get there find your way to Hwy 210 and get off on Mt Baldy Road. After making your way up the canyon, stop in the little town to pick up a parking pass for $5. Continue up the canyon to the fork in the road. To the right is the Icehouse Canyon Trailhead and parking lot. Complete the free permit at the beginning of the trail, and let the adventure begin! This trail is open year round. When we were there in January the area was covered in snow! There are numerous hiking options from a mellow walks along the creek, to serious summiting. Bring water and snacks, and dress properly for the day. Dogs are allowed on leash.
To the left at the fork in the road, is a small ski resort. The old two seater lifts give access to some pretty amazing terrain. Buy your tickets online in advance and get some sweet deals, like $25!!! No parking pass needed.
The San Gabriel Mountains and The Angeles National Forest are full of adventure opportunities year round. It is amazing how close the mountains are to Los Angeles! Go get some!
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