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Brush Mountain


Location: Kern County, about 16 miles west of Frazier Park, 90 miles from Los Angeles


Auto ClubKern County
Forest ServiceLos Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts
USGS TopoEagle Rest Peak 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.2 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: San Emigdio Mountain, Cerro Noroeste

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip on road
Gain: 500'
Time: 1-1.5 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 1968


  • Go north on I-5 to the Frazier Park exit. Exit I-5.
  • Go west 12.2 miles on the Frazier Mountain Park Road to the junction with the Mil Potrero Road. (Frazier Mountain Park Road changes name in Lake of the Woods and becomes Cuddy Valley Road.)
  • Turn right onto Mil Potrero Road. Note odometer and go as follows:
  • At 8.3 miles, highway junction and a ranger station at Apache Saddle. This is the turnoff for Cerro Noroeste. Go straight.
  • At 8.5 miles, dirt road on the right. This is the turnoff for San Emigdio Mountain. Keep straight.
  • At 9.5 miles, turn right on a dirt road.
  • At 11.4 miles, a sign "Marion Campground", keep left at the sign and go to a fork about 100 yards farther. Park here.


  • Hike up the steep jeep road leading northwest from the campground.
  • The jeep road passes to the north of several bumps and over bump 7048'.
  • The high point of the peak is located about 0.2 mile northwest of bump 7048'.
  • At a point where the jeep road clearly turns to the north, leave the jeep road and turn west to the high point. The high point is a large rounded, fairly flat grassy knoll with no register.

The HPS register is located about 0.3 mile farther to the north, just to the west of the jeep road on a conspicuous rocky outcrop. This spot is marked as bump 7028' on the USGS topo.


4WD vehicles can drive to near the summit. This is a popular deer hunting area. Use caution when hiking in this area during hunting season.

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