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  • Jeff

    Administrator
    August 13, 2021 at 11:45 am

    A lot of people have hiked Sawmill Mountain. https://socialhiker.net/six-pack-peaks-challenge/southern-california/2021-hike-logs/sawmill-mountain/

    It's a lot easier than the original six peaks, but many people make it an extra challenge by completing the 3-2-1 Challenge, hiking Grouse, Sawmill and Mt Pinos in one day. That's three peaks, in two counties (including the highpoints of both) all in one day.

    Sawmill Mountain Hike Logs

  • Rob

    Member
    August 13, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I did it about a month ago and I really liked the hike. The drive to the trailhead was a bit far (from western San Bernardino County for me) but I thought it was actually worth it. Not sure about other ways to do it but I did the Mt. Pinos Nordic Base > Mt. Pinos > Sawmill (and then continued to Grouse). The one thing that I did find different about it – you do most of your climbing on the way back.

    • Aldrin

      Member
      August 22, 2021 at 7:05 pm

      Is the parking open at 5am and do you need a parking permit? Thanks

    • Jungmin

      Member
      August 26, 2021 at 1:19 am

      The parking lot is huge and open 24/7. I put a Adventure pass out, but when I returned, most if not all the cars did not have any passes.

    • Aldrin

      Member
      August 26, 2021 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks

  • Aldrin

    Member
    August 31, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Does anyone know if sawmill peak is closed due to Forest closure. Thanks

    • Jeff

      Administrator
      September 5, 2021 at 9:18 am

      Yes, it's closed until at least September 17th as it's in National Forest.

  • Caroline

    Member
    September 4, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Sawmill is in Los Padres National Forest, so I assume it's inaccessible right now due to the national forest closures in Southern California. That said — when the forests reopen, I highly recommend it. The terrain was really unique for SoCal (pine forests as opposed to more desert-like terrain), as was the Pinos-Sawmill hike itself, given that it involved a descent between the mountains before the final summit.

    • Aldrin

      Member
      September 5, 2021 at 8:42 pm

      Great. Thanks for the info