Mt. Pinos via McGill Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Mt. Pinos via McGill Trail is a 12.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Frazier Park, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3894 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

mountain biking
4 days ago

I ride a few times a year. There are a few sketchy spots. Don't ride it in the dark : / A couple rock beds are more exposed than last year. On the bright side, a few sandy spots are packed hard. Some trees that fell this year were cut very narrow. One monster tree needs two branches cut. Any volunteers?

Wonderful views! Hiking back up is a nice little added challenge as well :) worth it!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

2 months ago

Exhilarating downhill on the mtb. Decent amount of shade for summer adventures. Love it!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Did this on Saturday 6/10/17. Temps were in the 50's to low 60's. Bought the $5 adventure pass in Frazer Park. The trail from the road to Mount Pinos Campground was lovely despite all the Mountain bikes speeding down the trail. Then on to the summit of Mount Pinos, easy to find with the Radio Tower. Visited the Condor Observation site, but no Condors. Did see Whitney's Loco weed which was interesting with the seed pods. The trail meanders down, and enjoyed the views. SawMill summit was further down the trail, with a short use trail off to the right and up to the summit. It was the largest Carin I've seen, and signed the register. Next was Grouse mountain with a small use trail on the left. It was a good climb up and a sight left to find the summit. Again signed the register. 3 peaks down and one more to go. The stretch up to the road was tiring, but once done, you turn right on the road until it ends at a small dirt road at the end of the campsite. Find the rocks off to the right and there is the summit for Cerro Noroeste. I also signed that register, then off to the car for a beer for a hard days work. Having 2 people and 2 cars made this a great day hike as a point to point.

5 months ago

good hike and good view

hiking
7 months ago

So pretty and a nice challenge without being too much

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little hike! Great views of the mountains!

8 months ago

10 months ago

Monday, September 05, 2016

Great trail, not to busy and nice views

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

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Friday, August 05, 2016

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Good hike all the way to TV transmission tower, use care-on weekends MANY mountain bikers use trails.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Great trail through the Grapevine! Had no idea there was a mountain town up there.

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We live in Bakersfield to the North about an hour, and this is our go to trail. It is well worth a longer drive. Look for warnings about if the Adventure Pass is in effect. They sell one day ones and the Ranger Station in the Nordic Base parking lot. Great snowshoeing in the winter as well.