Explore the most popular views 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.

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.

hiking
1 month 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).

hiking
2 months ago

Not too hard, great view from the peak.

healthy hike, beautiful views overlooking Pine Mountain Club and the valley. beautiful view of mountains.

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.

Nice views of the town and surrounding mountains; even better if you are a fault line buff. Nothing is marked so easy to get side tracked on the trails around the campsite. Start and stay due west of the campground. There will be a moderate climb to start the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

I have been here twice and still have to do the complete loop. Both times I came out here, I saw one or two people but that was it. The trail starts at the campground where you’ll also see the picnic tables and bathrooms. Last time I hiked the bathrooms were open (summer last year) this time they were locked. They were clean though last time too. There is a dog park you will pass for the registered campers only, that is when you circle for parking. The trail is very easy to navigate and very pretty. When I have the time to spend there and do the entire loop, I’ll be back again!

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

off road driving
6 months ago

Excellent summer run with beautiful valley views. Locked gate during winter, however; a tight gate bypass is available if you don't mind pin striping. (I fit a four door jeep down it) It is not mapped but this trail does connect to 8N04B and over to the Frazier Mountain lookout. Trail is rough,sharp stone for about 70% street tires are not recommended as they will get torn up by the stone. Slow progress until you reach 8N04B expect about 45-1hour drive one way.

Nice uphill climb. Mostly smooth dirt road. Little to no people. Views.

hiking
7 months 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.

Awesome view!

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

off road driving
8 months ago

The trail mapped here is not the Lockwood Creek Trail, but rather, it is the West Frazier Mine trail. It eventually connects to the Lockwood Creek Trail, but not as it is shown on the trail map.
The trail shown is the old route for the West Frazier Mine Road. Most of the portion from Lockwood Valley Road to the first intersection (about 1.5 miles in) is now closed to vehicles, as they access this road from the Frazier Mountain Road instead. A left turn at the intersection would take you back to the beginning of the vehicle route. Continuing straight at the intersection takes you up the west side of Frazier Mountain where the West Frazier Tie Road veers to the left, taking you to the summit of Frazier Mountain. Continuing straight at this point will take you into Lockwood Valley and connect with the Lockwood Creek Trail.
Most of this route is a rocky four-wheel-drive trail, with several stretches where there is little to no shade. The climb is moderate, but manageable.
I've been over this road on a motorcycle and in a truck, and have also hiked a portion of it. The scenery is pleasant, though not what I would consider exceptional, so I prefer to drive over this route as opposed to hiking it. There are other places nearby that I prefer to hike instead.

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

mountain biking
10 months 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?

It is a challenging hike.. Only for the experience hikers..

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 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.

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

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

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fresh clean air!

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

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

horseback riding
Sunday, July 16, 2017

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

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

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Great views across the valley and the Meadows below.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

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.

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