** Use at Your Own Risk **
Location: Ventura County, about 14 miles west of Frazier Park, 90 miles from Los Angeles
ROUTE 1(USFS Adventure Pass Required)
DRIVING ROUTE 1
If the gate is open, normally it is not, high clearance vehicles can continue driving 1.5 miles farther to the summit of Mount Pinos. (If the gate is open, Mount Pinos is essentially a drive up peak).
HIKING ROUTE 1
Hike up the dirt road from the parking lot (8340') to the summit of Mount Pinos (a large electronic site). The register is normally atop a rock pile just southeast of the radio facility. It may be found elsewhere in the summit area.
Mount Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Cerro Noroeste (Mt. Abel) are often combined as an out and back trip from either end point. They are also hiked via car shuttle trip from Mount Pinos to Cerro Noroeste or the reverse (25 miles driving between trailheads in each direction).
"Pinos" is the Spanish word for "pines" and should be pronounced like the word "pinyon".
Mount Pinos is the high point of Ventura county.
Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.
Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club