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Location: Ventura County, about 13 miles southwest of Frazier Park, 85 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||San Guillermo Mountain 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Lockwood Peak, Thorn Point (LO), San Rafael Peak
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 2 miles round trip cross-country
- Gain: 800'
- Time: 1 1/2-2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Moderate
Original: Paul A. Lipsohn, July 1974
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-5 north past Gorman to the Frazier Park turnoff.
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 10.5 miles on the Lockwood Valley Road to the Mutau Road (7N03)
on the left with a sign "Pine Springs CG". Turn left. Note
your odometer and go as follows:
- At 2.1 miles, Piano Box Road on the left. This is the turnoff
for Lockwood Peak. Keep straight.
- At 2.5 miles, another junction with Piano Box Road on the left. (This turn
also leads to the Lockwood Peak trailhead). Keep straight.
- At 2.6 miles, fork on the left. This is an alternate turnoff for
Lockwood Peak. Keep straight.
- At 2.7 miles, fork with 7N03A on the right. Turn right (west).
- At 3.7 miles, Pine Springs Campground. Drive all the way in. As you
come back out, park at one of the upper campsites. There is a limit of
two cars per campsite.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (5800'), hike southwest down into a large wash
adjacent to the campground.
- Turn right and hike generally northwest up the
wash. At the first major fork in the wash, go left (may be ducked), and
continue up this fork to where it widens out and a bank appears on the
left. A cattle trail crosses the wash here. (It may be ducked.)
- Go left
(southwest) and climb up to the top of a ridge. A summit is now visible to
the northwest. This is not the main summit but is the end of a ridge
leading to the summit.
- Turn right and follow this ridge to its high point (6450'+).
- Then go north down about 100' to a saddle and then up to the
summit. The register is at this south summit (6602'), not at BM 6569' on
the north peak. Make a careful note of the landmarks along the route. It
is easy to get started in the wrong direction and the campground is not
easy to spot on the way out.
The dirt roads are seasonal. The peak is in the Sespe Wilderness. No
permit is required at this time.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.