USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Ventura County, about 14 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||Sawmill Mountain 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable PDF file - Approximately 12 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: Sawmill Mountain, Grouse Mountain, Cerro Noroeste
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 3 miles round trip on road
- Gain: 600'
- Time: 1.5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive north on I-5 to the Frazier Park exit. Turn left (west). Note
your odometer and go as follows:
- At 7.2 miles, Lake of the Woods. Here, the Lockwood Valley Road forks
left and the Cuddy Valley Road goes straight. Keep straight.
- At 12.4 miles, junction with Mount Pinos Road (straight) and the Mil
Potrero Road (right). Go straight on the Mount Pinos Road.
- At 22.5 miles, a large paved parking area and a dirt road with a gate
on the west (left) side. Park here.
If the gate is open (normally it is not), high clearance vehicles can
continue driving 1.5 miles farther to the summit of Mount Pinos. If the
gate is open, Mount Pinos is essentially a drive up peak.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- Hike up the dirt road from the parking lot (8340') to the summit
of Mount Pinos (a large electronic site). The register is normally atop a
rock pile just southeast of the radio facility. It may be found elsewhere
in the summit area.