Lockwood Creek Trail / 20W06 / 127

Frazier Park, California (Ventura County)

Last Updated: 11/20/2019
4.9 / 5 ( 9 reviews )
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Status: Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 05/01 - 11/01
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 5 miles
Highest Elevation: 5600 feet
Duration: About 3 hours
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Frazier Park
Nearest Town w/ Services: Frazier Park
Official Road Name: 20W06 or 127
Management Agency: Los Padres National Forest
District: Mt. Pinos Ranger District
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Highlights

Highlight: Lockwood Creek Trail / 20W06 / 127
Once the Miller Jeep Trail, Lockwood Creek Trail was shifted to this path sometime in the early 2000's. The original trail once followed Lockwood Creek all the way down to where it now turns into the Miller Jeep Trail. Over the years, the Ranger Service has quietly changed out the trail signs to make us think that this is the Lockwood Creek Trail. Thus, when with a group, you might have an argument about which trail it is - Lockwood Creek or Miller Jeep Trail. Along the route is a challenging trail that links to several other trails in the area. It starts with crossing Lockwood Creek immediately, followed by a steep, rocky climb. This is about as difficult as this trail (Lockwood Creek Trail) gets. After the initial rocky climb, there is a steep switchback climb to the top of the mountain. Most of the rest of the trail runs along the ridges of the mountains as you make your way towards Alamo Mountain where this trail ends at the base of Miller Jeep Trail.

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Route Information

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead - North End ( mi)
Turn off the highway here, and head south. The dirt road / trail follows the valley until you reach farmland, and then it heads up on the east hill for a short section before dropping down in the Lockwood Creek area.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 34.758000, -119.050425

Starting Point: Frazier Park, CA

From the 5 Freeway, exit Frazier Mountain Park Road and head West. Travel about 7 miles. Turn left to head south on Lockwood Valley Road. Travel about 5.5 miles to 8N12 which is the access road to the trail. There will be a large, brown sign at the entrance to 8N12, directing you to the Lockwood Creek Trail entrance. Travel the dirt road for about 0.5 mile and keep to the right at the Y intersection. Continue for another 0.8 mile to the staging area for the trail. It is a good place to air down your tires. The gate at the end of the staging area is the entrance to the trail.

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Trail Reviews (10)

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Status: Open
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Ran this with a small group with Miller Trail following. Minimal effort but the narrow & steep trail makes your passenger pucker up in a few spots.

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Status: Open
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Trail was in excellent condition and easy to follow. Took this over to the Miller Jeep Trail. There were lots of fellow Jeep’s doing it solo and few large groups. I aired down at the beginning of the trail and there were not any spots that were difficult.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Seasonal Closure
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The trail should have closed today with the storm we just recieved.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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Ran the trail the other day in the JLUR. Never used lockers once. Great little Trail.

Author:
Status: Open
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Cool trail pretty easy can have a took of traffic do be prepared. Nothing difficult with nice views. When dry it is very dusty.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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Just heard they are opening the trails today!!!

Author: Official Crew
Status: Temporary Closure
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The trail is closed because of damage that was done from our wet winter. They are working on the trail to get it restored but don't have a clear open date. Check this website for open and closure details. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lpnf/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5307967

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Status: Open
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Led a medium group through this trail with no issues. We had a few obstacles to play on and mostly just a beautiful, fun, easy-moderate Jeep trail. Camped at Dutchmen with beautiful views and then enjoyed playing the next day in Hungry Valley SVRA below. Beautiful trail! Attached a video of our first time through the trail when the Jeep was still totally stock :D

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
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Ran the trail with friends heading up to Alamo Mtn to camp. A lot of fun. Took us about 2 hours to complete the trail with 10 vehicles. #FalkenTires

Author:
Status: Open
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This was a nice trail with around 10 Jeeps. One truck. We made it all pretty easy with few rocky areas to climb in 4Lo. No damage and just a whole lot of fun. Lunch under some shady trees with a picnic table and the end of the trail was camping where we saw the most beautiful sunset.

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Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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