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07I

Sewart Mountain

6841'

Location: Ventura County, about 13 miles southwest of Gorman, 85 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Ventura County
Forest Service: Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts
USGS Topo: Alamo Mountain 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Nearby Peaks: Alamo Mountain, McDonald Peak, Snowy Peak, Black Mountain #2, Cobblestone Mountain, White Mountain #2

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip on road
Gain: 500'
Time: 1 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy
Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions

Original: Warren E. von Pertz

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Go north on I-5 to the town of Gorman. Get off on the signed Gorman exit.
  • Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp and go under the freeway.
  • Go 0.1 mile to Peace Valley Road. Turn right.
  • Go 1 mile to the entrance to Hungry Valley Recreation Area on your left (paved). Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 0.2 miles, entrance station. If manned, you can avoid payment of the fee by telling the State Park employee that you are passing through to Alamo Mountain.
  • At 5.2 miles, intersection. Turn right (west) toward "Piru Creek", signed.
  • At 11.2 miles, improved car camping area on right, with toilets. Often used as a meeting point.
  • At 11.4 miles, Piru Creek crossing. There is a seasonal gate just before this stream crossing.
  • At 13.4 miles, the pavement ends.
  • At 17.8 miles, fork to the left. Keep right.
  • At 17.9 miles, junction with the Alamo Mountain Road. Turn left. (To the right leads to Twin Pines Campground and Alamo Mountain Route 2.) Note your odometer again and go as follows:
  • At 3.3 miles, fork immediately beyond a small road cut through the ridge. (To the right leads to Alamo Mountain Route 1.) Turn left.
  • At 4.0 miles, the road continues east at the Little Mutau trailhead. Past this point the road can sometimes be poor but is usually passable.
  • At 6.3 miles, the parking spot for McDonald Peak.
  • At 7.2 miles, a dirt berm, a sign indicating no further motor vehicle traffic, and a large parking area, suitable for car camping. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (6500'), pass the gate and hike east on the old road for 1 mile to the obvious high point of the road.
  • The rocky summit outcrop that contains the register is located about 20 yards to the left (north) of the road at this point.

NOTES

Sewart Mountain is on the way to Snowy Peak, Black Mountain #2, White Mountain #2, and Cobblestone Mountain, and is included in trips going to any of those peaks.

Twin Pines Campground has a toilet but no other facilities.

Contact the USFS at (661) 245-3731 for information about the status of the seasonal gate at the Piru Creek crossing.

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 15-August-2006
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