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Location: Kern County, about 16 miles west of Frazier Park, 90 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Kern County|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topo||Eagle Rest Peak 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.2 megs|
| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)|
| ||Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)|
Nearby Peaks: San Emigdio Mountain, Cerro Noroeste
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 2 miles round trip on road
- Gain: 500'
- Time: 1-1.5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Go north on I-5 to the Frazier Park exit. Exit I-5.
- Go west 12.2 miles on the Frazier Mountain Park Road to the junction
with the Mil Potrero Road. (Frazier Mountain Park Road changes name in
Lake of the Woods and becomes Cuddy Valley Road.)
- Turn right onto
Mil Potrero Road. Note odometer and go as follows:
- At 8.3 miles, highway junction and a ranger station at Apache Saddle.
This is the turnoff for Cerro Noroeste. Go
- At 8.5 miles, dirt road on the right. This is the turnoff for
San Emigdio Mountain. Keep straight.
- At 9.5 miles, turn right on a dirt road.
- At 11.4 miles, a sign "Marion Campground", keep left at the
sign and go to a fork about 100 yards farther. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- Hike up the steep jeep road leading northwest from the campground.
- The jeep road passes to the north of several bumps and over
- The high point of the peak is located about 0.2 mile northwest of
- At a point where the jeep road clearly turns to the north, leave
the jeep road and turn west to the high point. The high point is a large
rounded, fairly flat grassy knoll with no register.
The HPS register is
located about 0.3 mile farther to the north, just to the west of the jeep
road on a conspicuous rocky outcrop. This spot is marked as bump 7028' on
the USGS topo.
4WD vehicles can drive to near the summit.
This is a popular deer hunting area. Use caution when hiking in this
area during hunting season.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.