Hiking Trails

Ontario Peak 12.15.13

This week we made our way back up to Icehouse Canyon to tackle Ontario Peak. This is another nice winter hike provided you have the proper gear. Sadly, we saw a few people take a spill on the slick trails. One gentleman blew out his knee and we saw it swell into something quite awful. Luckily, a fellow hiker lent him a pair of trekking poles and he was able to safely descend to the parking lot. The trail is in great condition from the parking lot to the Saddle, with only few streaks of snow and ice. Past the saddle, things get a little more slushy, and I would recommend crampon or micro-spike use to the summit. As always, the views were gorgeous. It’s nice to be out of the hustle and bustle of summer hiking, we only saw one other person on the trail past the saddle this time around and the parking lot was nearly empty upon arrival.

I'm Drew, creator of Trail to Peak. Trail to Peak brings content to life on the web through breath-taking photography and captivating video. I launched Trail to Peak in 2014 with a goal to inspire readers to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. I have traveled to 19 countries, walked Camino de Santiago, hiked the John Muir Trail, trekked through the Andes of Peru, and am constantly seeking new adventures in my home state of California. Joining me on my weekly adventures is my partner, Julia, our son, Owen, and our two goldendoodles, Isla and Lilly.

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