Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Frazier Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Only hiked in 2.6 miles due to time constraints. As of Jan 18 2019 there is plenty of snow; shin deep in parts and up to lower thigh off the trail. Brought trek poles, gaiters, and crampons; glad I did. Although I only went a short distance I still saw some amazing views etc. I began at 6:15 a.m. and caught a beautiful sunrise above the clouds. The portion that I hiked was not particularly challenging; “moderate” at best. Definitely worth the 90-minute drive from Los Angeles and probably very rewarding if you hike all the way to Mt. Pinos peak. I did not have an adventure pass but avoided a ticket (maybe due to government shutdown).

It's been 16 years since I hiked this, so I was really happy to see how well it was kept. I bought my one day adventure pass at Don's liquor in Frazier Park for $5.36. The fee goes for trail maintenance and stuff. I didn't see one speck of trash on the trail! I only did 5 miles round-trip because I was limited on time, but I was there from around 10:45-1:45 and there was NOBODY around. There was a little ice on the ground at some points where the sun never shines, but the air was so fresh and crisp and beautiful. It's uphill the whole way, but it's gradual. My heart rate got up but not so much that I was gasping and had to rest for long. Didn't see any wildlife, but I had my 2 big dogs with me. Enjoy!

1 month ago

This is one of my favorite trails. Great views once you reach the summit.

Great views.

Drove about an hour ish to get here. All trails said we had reached our destination yet we could not see a trail? We were at a ranger station, but of course it was closed

Nice well marked trail. Uphill most of the way, but do able. Only 3 people on bikes passed us and we were on the trail from 10 am-2pm. We went in November so it was cool. But you travel in and out of the sun. Lots of beautiful trees, pine cones and a few nice rock croppings if you go up far enough. Would totally do this trail again. Adventure pass required.

2 months ago

Loved the hike! Easy trail up to Mt. Pinos from Nordic Base. We added the 3-2-1 Challenge to our hike and included Sawmill Mountain & Grouse Mountain so it was more of a moderate/hard hike. Beautiful trail past Mt. Pinos. They could use some trail markers as it is easy to get off trail. We had downloaded the gpx map to my watch so we didn't get lost. I'd do this one again. Loved it!

Done this trail several times. Great steep training, well maintained trail. Definitely a workout. Tons of mountain bikers who come up on you FAST. Hikers are supposed to have the right of way but it certainly feels like bikers run the path around here. Almost have been run off the trail several times. Campgrounds restrooms are available toward the top of the trail (a mile or 2 down) at the paved campground. Also restrooms available at the very top of the trail.

Beautiful trail, 2 miles gradual uphill then back down. Chilly this time of year, should have brought a light sweater. Some lovely birds in the meadow near the top.

Nice trail, bikers and hikers are friendly. I logged 16.4 miles round trip! Excellent views at the top. There are toilets available at the campgrounds you pass through, but no water.

on Mount Pinos Trail

4 months ago

Fantastic views for such an easy hike. What I really like is that you can add much more to the hike when you start below the Nordic base. A bit more challenging and beautiful shaded meadows with lots of flowers.

4 months ago

9-1-18: Nice walk anyone can do. There was an 89 year old gentleman by himself with COPD breathing hard that was taking lots of breaks and moving slowly so anyone that can walk up can do it. I think it's 2 miles from parking lot to the top. Great weather, temperature 73 deg at noon (not cold or hot), no wind... Perfect. It is over 8,000 feet so oxygen in the air is less... You'll be breathing a little harder.

Super easy, beautiful hike❤️⛰

love the pines.

Trailer to the top worth the spectacular view. Can be windy so check the weather report. Trying to time a trip when the air is clear.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail! Fairly flat up to Mt Pinos, but the trail gets a little more difficult if you want to continue to Sawmill Mountain and Grouse Mountain (which makes it about 10 miles RT).

7 months ago

Not too hard, great view from the peak.

About 13 miles from the parking lot by ranger station to the Frazier mtn. lookout at the top. About 2700 ft incline, but its all nice and steady up. Road is paved until you get to campsite, then its dirt road with some rocks. I hiked in winter so there was nobody there except maybe 2 cars passed me by. There was about 2-3 inches of snow for last couple of miles, but nothing major. There are some beautiful views of the valley along the way, and some big pinetrees. Seen at least 2 different kinds of birds, some rabbit prints in the snow. The view from the top is also very nice. I can see this trail is really crowded in the summer mostly cars.

off road driving
11 months ago

I went up there and it was beautiful. very peaceful and relaxing after a long week of work. not too many people or groups there which is a plus in my book. the off roading is nothing technical whatsoever. you'll get to see deer and a ton of birds. people going in and out are very nice. its definitely really nice in February.

go out and relax people!!

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

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Awesome view!

Sunday, December 03, 2017

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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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

Sunday, October 01, 2017

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

mountain biking
Friday, September 22, 2017

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?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

good trail.. not too bad. The reward is the top view..

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