Eagle Rest Peak


Location: Kern County, about 12 miles west-northwest of Frazier Park, 80 miles from Los Angeles


Auto ClubKern County
Forest ServiceLos Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts
USGS ToposEagle Rest Peak 7½, Sawmill Mountain 7½, Cuddy Valley 7½, Pleito Hills 7½
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Nearby Peaks: Antimony Peak


Distance: 9 miles round trip from final locked gate
Gain: 3300'
Time: 7 hours round trip
Rating: Class 2, moderate, summit block is easy class 3
Navigation: Moderate
Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Access: Groups should contact the Mountain Records Chair to arrange permission and to receive the lock combination.

Original: George Wysup, March 2000




HPS hike leaders must contact the HPS Mountain Records Chair to arrange for permission to cross the Preserve and for driving instructions to the Preserve headquarters.

Spring can be the best time to visit the Preserve because the hills are verdant after the winter rains. In some years wildflowers will be in abundance. Temperatures along the creek (the trailhead is at about 2600') are usually moderate at this time of year.

The Wildlands Conservancy created the Wind Wolves Preserve in 1996 as the result of the purchase of over 87,000 acres. The Preserve extends from the northern reaches of the San Emigdio Range through the foothills into the San Joaquin Valley floor. The Preserve has an impressive array of habitats and a unique assemblage of plant and animal species. The Preserve is introducing Tule elk to replace cattle. The Preserve is a popular destination for school field trips with naturalist talks.

Wind Wolf is the name for the rolling waves in tall grass resulting from the wind.