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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|
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- Distance: 1 1/2 miles round trip on road
- Gain: 500'
- Time: 3/4 hour round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
- Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions
Original: Walt Wheelock, 1973
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Drive north on I-5 to the Frazier Park exit. Turn left (west).
- Go west on Frazier Park Mountain Road for 7 miles to the signed junction
with Lockwood Valley Road. This is the turnoff for
San Guillermo Mountain,
and San Rafael Peak. Continue straight.
- In about 0.6 mile, turn tightly right onto signed Scott Russell
Road, 9N21. Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 2.4 miles, a metal gate. Go straight.
- At 2.7 miles, fork. Go right. There may be a post with
"trail" on it, and an arrow to the right.
- At 3.3 miles, a junction followed immediately by another junction.
Stay straight through the first junction, go left at the second. There may
be a post at the second junction with "trail" on it, and an
arrow to the left.
- At 3.7 miles, a fork. Go right. Ordinary vehicles may prefer to park
here, as the road deteriorates from this point on.
- At 3.9 miles, a motorcycle trail, FR 116, comes in from the right. This
is the trail mentioned in Route 1 that meets a road just west of elevation
6925'. Continue straight on the road.
- At 4.2 miles, the road goes steeply up. Park here. Note: if you have
a capable 4WD and know how to use it, you can drive all the way to the
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (approximately 6755'), continue east on the
road for approximately 3/4 mile, going over an intermediate bump, through
a saddle, and up the peak.
- Just before the road starts steeply downwards, turn right at a junction
and hike a short distance to 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