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An easy climb that makes a nice alternative to Icehouse Canyon Trail #7W07A.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.9

KM

Point to Point

7,157' 2,182 m

High

5,663' 1,726 m

Low

1,569' 478 m

Up

75' 23 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Commonly Backpacked · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Adventure Pass required to park at trailhead. Lot fills early on weekends. Do not leave valuables in car.

Description

The trail starts at the intersection with Icehouse Canyon Trail #7W07A 0.9 miles from the trailhead and climbs a series of switchbacks north from the junction into Cedar Canyon where a seasonal spring flows. Cedar Glen Campground is about 1.3 miles from the junction. The trail continues for about 2.3 more miles, climbing out of Cedar Canyon then following a steady grade before rejoining Icehouse Canyon Trail #7W07A further east.

The Chapman Trail was built to replace a large section of the Icehouse Canyon Trail #7W07A but most forest users preferred the original route, so both are still maintained.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Oak, bigcone spruce, Jeffrey pine, sugar pine and white fir offer intermittent shade. Ceanothus, manzanita are the most common ground covers. Beautiful columbines and monkeyflowers around the spring.

Contacts

Shared By:

John McKinney

Trail Ratings

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#10

in Mt. Baldy

#27474

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in Mt. Baldy

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in California

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Photos

November 2020
Nov 12, 2020 near Mount B…, CA
November 2020
Nov 12, 2020 near Mount B…, CA
Icehouse November 2020
Nov 12, 2020 near Mount B…, CA
The trail rises rapidly up the mountainside off the canyon floor through this section.
Apr 19, 2015 near San Ant…, CA
This is the point where Chapman Trail branches off to the left.
Apr 19, 2015 near San Ant…, CA
Randy by the sign
Aug 8, 2017 near San Ant…, CA
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Jun 22, 2019
Breda Lund
Did this on the way down from the saddle as a less-steep alternative to the canyon trail, but it was really narrow and not as scenic.
Aug 22, 2018
Mario Dominguez
3.7mi
Jul 11, 2018
Charm Smith

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