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Finally got out to see this view at sunset. 4WD was not required on the steep rocky Edison Trail. No clouds, just warm summer breezes, as we looked over the truck stop glow & the busy freeway. Locals like to off road at night, so be warned. Campgrounds are plentiful in Los Padres National Forest. Drive on past Frazier Park and hang a left on to Lockwood Valley Road to search for campgrounds.
Los Padres Forest Atlas
Los Padres Forest Atlas
Los Padres NF: South
Los Padres NF: South
Angeles Forest Map
Angeles Forest Map
Sespe Wilderness Map
Sespe Wilderness Map
California Atlas
California Atlas
elevation: 3481' population: 1,500 zip code: 93243


rolling hills w/ grasslands & oaks; some pinyon pines; fault lines

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Kern County
S of Bakersfield
on I-5, aka 'The Grapevine'



  • hiking
  • camping
  • mountain biking
  • off roading
  • horseback riding
  • wildflowers
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Angeles National Forest
  • Fort Tejon State Park
  • Hungry Valley SVRA
  • Sespe Wilderness
  • Chumash Wilderness
  • Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve
  • Pyramid Lake
  • Ridge Route Museum
  • lebec campgrounds

    Mount Pinos Camping
    McGill Campground @ Pinos
    Mount Abel - Camp O Alto
    Hungry Valley Park - Gorman 4x4 Camping
    Pyramid Lake Campground
    Chuchupate Campground
    Dome Springs Campground
    Cherry Creek 4x4
    Frazier Park Camping
    Kings Campground

    tent camping

    Major interstate traffic corridor linking Southern California to the agricultural Central Valley. This mountain pass has always been a through route for travelers, pioneers, natives and now freeways. Four major regions merge here: the Mojave Desert, the Coastal Ranges, the Sierra Nevada & the lower San Joaquin Valley.

    nearby towns:
    Frazier Park
    Pine Mountain
    Santa Clarita
    Green Valley
    local links:

    Mountain Communities Chamber of Commerce
    P.O. Box 552, Frazier Park, CA 93225

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