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Location: Ventura County, about 20 miles north of Ojai, 125 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Ventura County|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topo||Reyes Peak 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Reyes Peak, Haddock Mountain
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 12 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 3800' total, 3000' out plus 800' on return
- Time: 7-8 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, strenuous
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Peter & Ignacia Doggett, January 2014
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-5 north from Los Angeles.
- Exit at the Frazier Mountain Park Road.
- Reset your odometer at the stop sign at the end of the off ramp.
- At the stop sign, turn left and drive west for 7.1 miles to the Lockwood Valley Road (LVR).
- Turn left, reset odometer and drive on the LVR for another 23.6 miles to 7N11.
- Reset odometer, turn left and drive about 1.5 miles to Camp Scheideck.
- At about 1.6 miles is the Reyes Creek Bar & Grill.
- Drive through the Reyes Creek Campground to the Gene Marshall/Piedra Blanca trailhead, 2.1 miles from the LVR. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (3950'), the trail drops in elevation, it then regains and undulates while it continues to gain.
- The Upper Reyes Creek campground is 3.0 miles up the trail. As you exit the campsite, you will pass a unique and huge oak tree.
- About 4.0 miles from the trailhead, the trail will cross over a ridge (5400').
- About 4.6 miles from the trail head, the trail will cross Beartrap Creek (5000').
- Cross the creek, leave the trail on your left and walk along the right bank for about 0.1 miles to a major gully on your right.
- Leave the creek and climb up this steep, rocky gully to a plateau (5900').
- Once on the plateau, go left and proceed to a massive summit block.