USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Kern County, about 2 miles northwest of Frazier Park, 70 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Kern County|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topo||Frazier Mtn 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Routes as shown on
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(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 6 miles round trip on road and trail
- Gain: 2100'
- Time: 3 1/2-4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Dick Akawie
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive north on I-5 to the Frazier Park exit. Turn left (west).
- Drive 4.9 miles from the intersection immediately west of I-5
interchange to Mt. Pinos Way (its western junction with Frazier Mountain
Road). Turn sharp right.
- Drive about 0.3 mile to West End Drive on the left (north) just past
the fire station. Turn left.
Low clearance vehicles should park at the end of the pavement (5050').
- High clearance vehicles may continue 0.8 mile on the dirt road,
keeping left at forks. Park at a turn-around.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the pavement end parking area (5050'), hike north on the
dirt road keeping left at forks. The road soon becomes a trail. Where it
crosses a saddle, continue on the trail as it drops down into Cold Springs
Canyon. It follows the canyon up to where it meets a road along the top
of the ridge just west of elevation 6925'.
- Turn right on this road and follow it to where it passes just
north of the summit. Turn right (south) and continue up to the summit. A
wooden post marks the summit. The benchmark can sometimes be found in the center of a flat area.
The register should be in some rocks just west of the summit.
Alternatively, at the saddle mentioned above (just north of elevation 6157'),
turn right, leave the trail, and hike north up the ridge, cross-country,
along an obvious use trail, to the summit. The ridge is initially moderate
then steep. This route is about 5 miles round trip.