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04B

San Emigdio Mountain

7495'
(UTM 009609)

Location: Kern County, about 15 miles west-northwest of Frazier Park, 90 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubKern County
Forest ServiceLos Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts
USGS ToposSawmill Mountain 7½, 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: Brush Mountain

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 0.2 mile round trip cross-country
Gain: None
Time: 10 minutes round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Go north on I-5 to the Frazier Park exit.
  • Go west 7.2 miles past Frazier Park and on to Lake of the Woods.
  • Keep straight here and go 5.3 miles farther to the junction with Mil Potrero Road. Turn right. 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 straight.
  • At 8.5 miles, dirt road 9N34 on the right. Turn right.
  • Drive up this road 3.3 miles to a road fork and turn-around. Park here. There is room for about five cars.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • Hike north up the gentle slope about 250 yards to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 6 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 800'
Time: 2 1/2-3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • See the Brush Mountain guide. Drive into the campground as directed.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the east side of Marion Campground, hike along a 4WD road to where it meets 9N34.
  • Turn left and hike up to the parking spot for Route 1.
  • Continue to the summit as in Route 1.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

This is a popular deer hunting area. Use extra caution during hunting season.

History of Summit Signature

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