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Location: Ventura County, about 11 miles southwest of Frazier Park, 83 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Ventura County, Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topo||Lockwood Valley 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: San Guillermo Mountain
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 7 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 2500' total, 2000' out plus 500' on return
- Time: 5-6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Sandy Burnside and Byron Prinzmetal, November 2002
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Take I-5 north past Gorman to the Frazier Park turnoff.
- Go west on Frazier Park Mountain Road for 7 miles to the junction
with the Lockwood Valley Road in Lake of the Woods. Turn left.
- Go 5.6 miles on the Lockwood Valley Road to 8N12 on the left with a
sign "Lockwood Creek CG". Turn left.
Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 0.9 mile, there is a road on your right. Continue straight.
- At 1.3 miles, pass a seasonal gate (maybe open all year around).
- Continue straight on 8N12 past road 118 and a closed road, both on your
- At 2.2 miles, park at the large parking area just before the road goes
downhill and crosses Lockwood Creek.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (4800'), hike south across Lockwood Creek. The
water could be high in the late winter and spring. Hike on Lockwood Trail
#127. This is a 4x4 designated road.
- At 1.6 miles, you will come to a junction of three trails.
Go straight, following the one marked "Yellow Jacket Trail".
You will be traveling southwest.
- Hike another 1.2 miles and look for a very indistinct gully on your left.
There might be a duck here. Another way of telling that you are in the
right spot is that there is a gully coming down from your right (north)
between two bumps.
- Turn left (south) and hike up this gully. The gully will become quite
distinct, rocky, but very little brush after 1/8th mile.
If it does not you are in the wrong place.
- Continue up this gully for about 1/2 mile. At this point you will see
the peak about 1/20 mile in front of you and the gully will split. The
least brushy way is to take the gully on your left (south) for 1/8th mile
until the gully opens up into a broad area.
- Turn right (west) and pick your way through the brush to the peak. Be
sure to note your way for the return.