Mount Pinos Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews
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Mount Pinos Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Frazier Park, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

Directions from Taft, CA: Travel 8 miles south on Highway 33. Continue south for 9 miles after Highway 33 joins Highway 166. Turn southeast onto Cerro Nordeste Road and drive on this road for about 26 miles to FS 9N24. Travel this windy road for about 7 miles to a seasonal gate and the Chula Vista Campground.

It was super easy. The only thing is that there was snow and we were not ready for that. But fun never the less

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy and fun trail. Did it for my annual New Year’s Day hike and the views were awesome! A little warmer than expected but still perfect weather.

1 month ago

Awesome view!

2 months ago

Beautiful trail, a quick in and out. Perfect for new hikers and families.

3 months ago

Great hike. Less than a mile to the first great view of the valley.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with lots to explore when you get to the top.

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy hike, dog friendly and everyone we met was very nice. Great views at the top also!

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite local hikes. Beautiful scenery and more views than a Drake album. Took this all the way to Sheep Camp campground and boy was it a treat. Definitely recommend.

hiking
6 months ago

amazing summer day hiking spot with tems in the upper 60s in august. easy hike but bring water and sunscreen of course.

hiking
6 months ago

We're not experienced hikers at all and this trail was a breeze! My 4 year old and 10 year old kids loved it. Lots to see and plenty of shade.

7 months ago

Easy hike. Good for kids or dogs with a large path, plenty of shade and not too steep.

horseback riding
7 months ago

This is a great trail! there is a lot of traffic. Many are hikers hiking with there dogs and family!..

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful spot with historical Native American (Chumash) wilderness views. Watch out for big rocks, trunks, and roots on the path! Bring comfortable hiking shoes. I went yesterday 5/24. Weather is always changing, but the temperature was tolerable this day, especially in the shade. And there is an ample amount of shade throughout the wood. Will be back.

cross country skiing
9 months ago

It as super nice up here and it's so quite the hikes are great and during winter it's super cold and the snow was beautiful

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike, summit is at 8800 feet. Got a little winded because of altitude, but a great hike

backpacking
9 months ago

BEST PLACE TO SEE A CALIFORNIA CONDOR! You gotta hike to the top but they are there. April is a great time to go. Been twice. Beautiful in the Chumash wildness, simply breathtaking. I would go there many more times if I still lived in California. One of my favorite places to Backpack. Quiet and peaceful.

hiking
10 months ago

Still icy snow, not impossible to hike. Great view at the top

10 months ago

Still plenty of snow on the trail and some of it is very icy.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

This is a nice trail with an amazing view at the end as a payoff. The antennas definitely detract from the atmosphere on Mt. Pinos. More adventurous hikers can continue on the Vincent Tumamait trail to Sawmill Peak, which is a tougher hike, but has great views and a really large cairn. Our trip from the Alpine Parking lot to Sawmill and back came out to 7.6 miles and we did it in a little under 4 hours with a long lunch stop.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

great little hike. Good for all skill levels.

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