Mt. Pinos Ranger District

 May 5, 2017

MT. PINOS RANGER DISTRICT

(661) 245-3731

The conditions listed below can change rapidly, especially with inclement weather.  Therefore, it is recommended that visitors to the forest contact the Ranger District Office which is nearest to their destination for the very latest information.  The National Weather Service is a good resource for information about current and  predicted weather!

For Kern County road status, Mt. Pinos Rd, go to http://roads.kerndsa.com/road-status-closures

The road is open to the top of the Mt. Pinos Recreation Area. Chula Vista Campground and parking lot are open.

OPEN CAMPGROUNDS as of May 2, 2017

  • Aliso Park
  • Ballinger (concession-managed by the Parks Management Company - $20/night) 
  • Chula Vista (walk-in campground) 
  • Dutchman Campground 
  • Cherry Creek
  • Halfmoon Campground 
  • Plieto Creek
  • Marian
  • Cottonwood
  • Pine Springs
  • Reyes Creek (concession-managed by the Parks Management Company - $20/night) 
  • Toad Springs
  • Valle Vista
  • Salt Creek
  • Sunset
  • Thorn Meadows

 

OPEN ROADS

  • Mt. Pinos Road up to the top of Mt. Pinos Recreation Area and Chula Vista Campground.
  • Frazier Mountain Road up to Frazier Mountain
  • Alamo Mountain Road
  • Grade Valley Road
  • Scott Russell Road
  • San Emigdio Road
  • West Tecuya Road
  • Lockwood Creek Road
  • Caballo Road - Marian Road
  • Edison Road (So Cal Edison SUP Road - open, but there are large boulders in the road) 
  • Santa Barbara Canyon Road (only open to the seasonal gate at W. Dry Canyon Rd before Cox Flat) - open to high clearance vehicles

OPEN TRAILS AND OHV ROUTES

  • (107) San Emigdio OHV Trail
  • (108) San Emigdio Mountain Trail 
  • 111) Pleito Creek Trail
  • (112) Salt Creek Trail
  • (113) Cherry Creek Trail
  • (114) West Tecuya Trail
  • (115) Tecuya Timber Sale Route
  • (116) Coldsprings Trail
  • (117) East Tecuya Trail; Johnson Ridge Road (aka Edison Road)
  • (118) West Frazier Mine Road
  • (119) West Frazier Tie Road
  • (120) East Frazier Trail
  • (121) Arrastra Trail
  • (122) Tejon Trail Trail
  • (123) Long Dave Trail 
  • (124) Gold Hill Trail 
  • (125) Cottonwood Trail
  • (126) Yellowjacket Trail
  • (127) Lockwood Creek Trail
  • (128) Piru Trail 
  • (129)  Miller Jeep Trail
  • (131) Whata Trail 
  • (132) Halfmoon Trail

CLOSED TRAILS AND OHV ROUTES

  • (130) Snowy Trail 
  • (101) Tinta Trail 

CLOSED CONCESSION-MANAGED CAMPGROUNDS (will open May 18, 2017) 

These campgrounds are now concession-managed by the Parks Management Company. For more information about the Parks Management Company, call 805-434-1996 or go to www.campone.com

  • Campo Alto Campground (concession-managed by the Parks Management Company - $20/night)
  • Chucupate Campground (concession-managed by the Parks Management Company - $20/night)
  • McGill Campground (concession-managed by the Parks Management Company - $20/night)
  • McGill Group Campground (concession-managed by the Parks Management Company - $20/night)
  • Mt. Pinos Campground (concession-managed by the Parks Management Company - $20/night)

TEMPORARILY CLOSED ROADS 

  • Cerro Noroeste (closed by Kern County due to rock slides and down trees) 
  • West Dry Canony Road to Cuyama Peak is closed until further notice because the road is washed out.
  • Rancho Nuevo Road (Closed at Cuyuma River) 
  • Tinta Road (Closed at Cuyuma River) 

PERMANENTLY CLOSED ROAD

  • (105) Toad Springs Trail – Closed since 1996 due to massive landslide in Wilderness

Members of the public are reminded that they should always call ahead to the district office for the latest conditions and consult the National Weather Service for current weather forecasts. For more information, call the Mt. Pinos District Office at (661) 245-3731.

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