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  1. John Stewart
  2. Los Padres NF
  3. Tuesday, 28 February 2017

February 28, 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

**ALERT** As of 2/27/17 the Mt. Pinos Rd is open to the top of the Mt. Pinos Recreation Area. Contact the Mt. Pinos Ranger District at 661-245-3731 X 0 for more updated information or go to http://roads.kerndsa.com/road-status-closures 

Seasonal road closures on the Mount Pinos Ranger District went into effect December 14, 2016 in preparation for inclement weather. The following campgrounds, roads and OHV trail systems will close to protect public safety and road conditions. Closures will remain in effect throughout the period of wet weather and until crews are able to safely assess the surface conditions.

CLOSED CAMPGROUNDS

  • Chucupate Campground
  • Dutchman Campground
  • Campo Alto
  • Cherry Creek
  • Plieto Creek
  • Marian
  • Cedar Creek
  • Cottonwood
  • Fishbowls
  • Halfmoon
  • Little Mutau
  • Pine Springs
  • Salt Creek
  • Sunset
  • Thorn Meadows
  • McGill Campground
  • McGill Group Campground
  • Mt. Pinos Campground

CLOSED ROADS

  • Frazier Mountain Road up to Frazier Mountain
  • Alamo Mountain Road
  • Cerro Noroeste
  • Grade Valley Road
  • Scott Russell Road
  • San Emigdio Road (Marian, Caballo)
  • West Tecuya Road
  • Marian Road
  • Lockwood Creek Road
  • Caballo Road
  • Edison Road
  • Santa Barbara Canyon Road
  • Rancho Nuevo Road
  • Tinta Road

CLOSED TRAILS AND OHV ROUTES

  • (101) Tinta 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
  • (122) Tejon
  • (123) Long Dave
  • (124) Gold Hill
  • (125) Cottonwood Trail
  • (126) Yellowjacket Trail
  • (127) Lockwood Creek Trail
  • (128) Piru
  • (129) Miller Jeep Trail
  • (130) Snowy
  • (131) Whata
  • (132) Halfmoon Trail

OPEN CAMPGROUNDS

  • Aliso Park
  • Ballinger
  • Chula Vista
  • Reyes Creek
  • Toad Springs
  • Valle Vista

OPEN ROADS

  • Mt. Pinos Road up to the top of Mt. Pinos Recreation Area and Chula Vista Campground - as of 12/30/16

TEMPORARILY CLOSED ROAD

  • West Dry Canony Road to Cuyama Peak is closed until further notice because the road is washed out.

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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