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Thorn Point (LO)


Thorn Point is located in Ventura County, about 20 miles southwest of Frazier Park, 90 miles from Los Angeles. It lies within the Los Padres National Forest. Thorn Point was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List. See the Summit Signature for more history and some background about the name of the peak.

Peak Guides
HPS has one current documented route to the peak. Route 1 is 8 miles round trip with a total of 2000' of gain, all on trail.

Older Peak Guides (routes may no longer be legal or safe, use caution!): 1974, and Microsoft Word version from 2001.

The Thorn Point Lookout
Photo by Janet Howell

Maps! Lots of maps!

Current Conditions
  • Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service
  • Gate status: the gate at the start of Mutau Road (7N03) is usually closed in the winter. It is currently open (August of 2011) but as can be seen in photograph taken in 2011, significant winter storm damage remains. If in doubt, check with the Mt. Pinos Ranger District office in Frazier Park, 661-245-3731.
  • Deer hunting season - "The season in Zone D-13 shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 30 consecutive days." For more information, visit the California Fish and Game Commission.
  • Los Padres National Forest Incidents (usually fires) from InciWeb
  • Adventure Passes are not currently (2011) required in this part of Los Padres National Forest.

Trip Reports from our Archives

Emblems earned on Thorn Point
  • 12 March 1977 - Barbara Reber, 200 Peaks Bar #125
  • 5 May 1979 - Shirley McFall, 100 Peaks Emblem #548
  • 5 May 1979 - Edgar C. Howell, 100 Peaks Emblem #549
  • 19 December 1982 - Frank Goodykoontz, Second List Completion #4
  • 31 May 1986 - Jack Holmes, 200 Peaks Bar #222
  • 31 May 1986 - Patricia Holmes, 200 Peaks Bar #223
  • 29 November 1993 - Richard L. Carey, 100 Peaks Emblem #908
  • 18 October 1997 - Carleton Shay, 100 Leads Emblem #21
  • 9 September 2001 - William Gaskill, 100 Peaks Emblem #1025
  • 5 October 2003 - James Carden, 100 Peaks Pathfinder Emblem #35
  • 2 September 2011 - Mars Bonfire, Seventeenth List Completion #1

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