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Location: Santa Barbara County, about 25 miles north-northwest of Ojai, 170 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Santa Barbara County|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topos||Cuyama Peak 7½, Fox Mountain 7½, Rancho Nuevo Creek 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Lizard Head
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 12 miles round trip on trail and cross country
- Gain: 3600' total, 2900' out plus 700' on return
- Time: 6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class2, strenuous
Original: Peter Doggett, January 2009
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Drive north on I-5 to the Frazier Park exit (about 45 miles from Sylmar).
- Drive west on the Frazier Mtn. Park Road for 7 miles to Lake of the Woods.
- Turn Left onto the Lockwood Valley Road.
- Drive on this road for 27 miles until one meets SR-33.
- Turn right and proceed 2.0 miles to a dirt road on the left marked
by a sign indicating "Dick Smith Wilderness Access".
- Turn left & reset odometer.
- After about 0.2 mile, road crosses the Cuyama River (which
could be flooded, high-clearance vehicles could be required).
- After 0.8 mile, turn Right at junction of 7N04 and 7N04A.
- At 2.6 miles, Tinta Campground. Park here. Ample parking.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (elevation 3650'), hike west & northwest
up a Forest Service trail for 3.5 miles
to the junction with the Brubaker Canyon Road at 4199'.
- Leave the trail at this saddle and proceed northwest along the
top of a prominent ridge.
- After 2.5 miles, one will arrive at the Cuyama Peak Lookout Tower.