Yellow Jacket Trail (Lower) / 20W24 / 126

Frazier Park, California (Ventura County)

Last Updated: 04/29/2022
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: 05/01 - 11/01
Length: 2.19 miles
Highest Elevation: 5100 feet
Duration: About 2 hours, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Frazier Park
Nearest Town w/ Services: Frazier Park
Official Road Name: 20W24 126
Management Agency: Los Padres National Forest
District: Mt. Pinos Ranger District


Highlight: Yellow Jacket Trail (Lower) / 20W24 / 126
Yellow Jacket Trail used to be a trail of of the original extreme rock crawling off-road trails of the 90's. This trail has gone through some major changes over the years. Even though the trail is nowhere near as hard as it once was, it will still give you an exciting short adventure when traveling the Miller Jeep Trail / Lockwood Creek Trail. Luckily, sections of the trail are untouched from the recent fires, allowing drivers to still experience some of the beautiful scenery.


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1. Trailhead Yellow Jacket - Lower (0 mi)
The trailhead splits off of Lockwood Creek / Miller Jeep Trail at the first major intersection. Off to the east is Lower Yellow Jacket Trail while off to the west is Upper Yellow Jacket Trail. For Lower Yellow Jacket Trail, take your 4x4 down the canyon.

Directions to Trailhead

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 the entrance of the dirt road. There will be a brown sign at the dirt road 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 Lockwood Creek Trail. Take the Lockwood Creek Trail up to the top of the hill and along the hilltop. When you descend down the hill into the first valley, you will be at the Yellow Jacket trailhead. The trail is closed during winter... Please check with the ranger station for current trail conditions and closures.



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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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