Starting from Cerro Noroeste, we took the reverse route leading to Grouse Mountain first and ending at Mount Pinos. This route is more remote and picturesque than starting the route from the Nordic Base. The only downside is the steep 3/4 mile trek back up to the parking lotnto finish the hike
Each peak stands above 8,500 feet. The taller two are Sawmill Mountain and Mount Pinos. Sawmill is the tallest peak in Kern County (home to Bakersfield), standing at 8,818 feet. Mount Pinos is the highest pont in Ventura County, the only peak of the three not in Kern, standing at 8,848 feet.