The best way to prepare for mountains like Cucamonga, Baldy, and San Gorgonio is to train consistently on smaller trails. Here are some trails to get you outdoors and building cardio.
Popularized by Jeff Hester, the Six Pack of Peaks is a series of six strenuous Southern California peaks, hiked in sequence. Many complete these peaks as training for the High Sierras.
You’ve gotten yourself in shape on the Six Pack of Peaks. Now you are ready to hike some bigger mountains in the High Sierra. If you are new to the Sierra, try these classics to get started.