Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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?

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

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fresh clean air!

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.

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The "trail" is really a service road, which could be accessed with a good offroad vehicle. The entry area of the trail was pretty gummed up when I went, which may present some problems if you are planning to drive in. Most people, from my understanding, will hike or bike this still. The grade is very gradual and easy to maintain until the summit. Continue on at least another 1/4 mile past the summit for even better views down into the cirque below. I went a few extra miles further, which was well worth the trip (even though it was uphill coming back out).

Very scenic, pretty wildflowers and a fairly easy forest service road to walk along. Well worth the drive to get out of town to go hiking.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

good hike and good view

hiking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

So pretty and a nice challenge without being too much

hiking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nice little hike! Great views of the mountains!

off road driving
Monday, November 07, 2016

this is a forest road with complete driving access. not great for a hiking trail

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

Great hike, completed in four hours, Lots of bear tracks. Fishbowls campsite had water and was beautiful camping location. Cedar Creek was also a beaitiful camping location , however no water. Reminded me a little of Zion once we peaked out at 5900 ft and you could see the surrounding country side. Saw no other hikers.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Great trail, not to busy and nice views

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Easy 1.5 mile out-and-back hike that's great for kids. We brought our three-year-old daughter and she had no problems with it. Great views of the valley and mountain on opposite side of the valley. Soft gravel trail. Trail head is a campground with bathrooms. Thin air up here makes this easy level hike slightly challenging in that you may have to pause to catch your breath, but the slopes are fine for beginners and kids. At one point, if you have little ones with you, you should hold their hand as the trail is very narrow and near a steep slope. That part lasts for only a few steps and then the trail widens.

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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

great challenge! will do again

hiking
Friday, June 05, 2015

Good loop trail. The Fishbowl trailhead and the Cedar Creek trail heads are a couple miles apart down a dirt trail called Grade Valley Road. If we ever get a decent rainy season, this trail would be outstanding. Between the Cedar Creek campsite and the Fishbowls campsite there's a bit of a hill, about 1000 ft gained in a mile and a quarter and 800 lost on the other side. Despite the description, there is no lake on this trip. If the rain is good there are some interesting tubs along the creek but nothing I'd even call a pond, let alone a lake.

hiking
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Love this trail, it's so calm and usually pretty green. In the beginning of the year it usually keeps a bit of snow on the mountain sides. Great hike for beginners and dog friendly. My husband and I needed a little more of a challenge so we just kept walking to the next mountain top. So if you're looking for more, there's definietlyplenty of room for that

hiking
Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Mc Gill Trail is a wonderful hiking trail except on the weekends. On the weekends there are a lot of mountain bike downhillers so you have to jump really quick to the side of the trail. It's really a lot of fun for them so I cannot blame them.

There are plenty of quieter trails on weekends like the one from Cerro Noroeste toward Pinos Summit via Sawmill Mountain

hiking
Friday, June 06, 2014

Hiked from McGill Campground with my 8 year old son. Since my boy is only 8 i have to choose my hikes wisely. McGill campground has bathrooms but no running water and the elevation is 7500 feet. Started on the "exploration trail" which is only half mile each way but completely paved, easy, and ends at a scenic vista. Then proceeded to the McGill trail". We hiked about 2 miles and returned. Mostly downhill and then uphill. My 8 year old had no problems. Views are great and trees are huge. Pretty quiet with the exception occasional mountain biker. If you have verizon you will have full "LTE" signal for entire hike.

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