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Recorded on iPhone X with Gaia GPS for iOS

Ontario Peak

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12.5 mi
4 hrs 41 min
Moving Time
24:50 min/mi
  • 5 hrs 11 min
    Total Time
  • 29 min
    Stopped Time
  • 2.7 mph
    Moving Speed
  • 2.4 mph
    Avg Speed
  • 3,645 ft
  • 3,499 ft
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The hike meanders up shaded icehouse canyon beside a lovely stream that blossoms into a waterfall. The canyon was full of flowering bushes smelling of honeysuckle in early June. From the saddle, you hang a right to get to Kelly Camp and from there the trail steepens. You'll hit a number of soul killing false summits before you get to the actual summit, where the views are spectacular. You'll can get a good look at Baldy for example, a hike which I think is actually inferior to Ontario.

The first few miles of this hike are shaded and meander up icehouse canyon next to a lovely stream with a waterfall closer to the saddle. In June, the canyon was full of flowering bushes that smell of honeysuckle. From the saddle, you turn right and hike to Kelly's camp, on a moderate slope. The rest of the climb to Ontario is steep enough to make the multiple false summits disheartening. But, the views from the peak are tremendous. Overall, I enjoyed this hike even more than Mt. Baldy, which is clearly visible from Ontario.