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07A

Frazier Mountain (LO)

8013'

Location: Ventura County, about 4 miles south-southwest of Frazier Park, 75 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Ventura County, Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts
USGS Topo: Frazier Mtn 7½
HPS: Route(s) using National Geographic Topo! software
JPG version (approximately 800K)

Nearby Peaks: Tecuya Mountain

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: None
Gain: None
Time: None
Rating: Drive-up

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, December 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • 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 0.9 mile on the Lockwood Valley Road to the entrance to the Chuchupate Ranger Station on the left. Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 2.5 miles, pass the Chuchupate Campground. Pavement ends.
  • At 3.0 miles, seasonal gate.
  • At 5.8 miles, fork. Go right.
  • At 7.1 miles, summit with a lookout tower. Park here.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The dirt road past the Chuchupate Ranger Station is seasonal and may be gated about 3 miles above the Ranger Station.

Because of repeated vandalism, the summit register has been moved to a pile of rocks very roughly 30 yards northeast of the benchmark.


Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

Distance: 11.4 miles round trip
Gain: 3500' total, 3300' out plus 200' on return
Time: 7-8 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, Strenuous
Navigation: Difficult

Original: Peter Doggett, April 2013

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • From Sylmar rideshare (Roxford & I-5) drive north on I-5 about 45 miles to the Frazier Mtn. Park Road. Exit freeway.
  • At end of the off-ramp, reset odometer & turn left.
  • At 3.7 miles there is a flashing red stop sign. Turn left here on Monterey Trail.
  • At 3.8 miles, turn left on Park Drive.
  • At about 4.0 miles, Park Drive veers south and turns into East End Drive. Continue.
  • At 4.3 miles the pavement ends. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (4900'), hike southwest up the dirt road & pass a gate after 0.1 mile.
  • Continue up the dirt road for another mile until it ends (5450').
  • Turn right and follow a path that goes up a major, steep canyon for 1.5 miles.
  • Upon reaching the top of the NE gully (7500' contour), head west for 0.2 mile to a faint dirt road.
  • Turn left and follow this dirt road for 0.2 mile to 8N24 (elevation 7700').
  • Turn right on 8N24 & after 1.2 miles, you'll meet 121, a dirt road that comes up from Arrastra Flat. Keep right.
  • After another 0.5 mile, turn left and follow this dirt road for 1 mile to the summit antennas.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Because of repeated vandalism, the summit register has been moved to a pile of rocks very roughly 30 yards northeast of the benchmark.


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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 6-June-2013
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