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Sawmill

Beautiful day, a little windy. Did Mt.Pinos and Sawmill.  One section coming down had a bit of snow, but nothing too hard.

Sawmill

Did the 3-2-1 challenge. Mt pinos, sawmill and grouse. Do NOT do this hike without downloading the map first. We lost the trail at least…

Sawmill Mountain

We started hiking at 7:20am and had to put on our Yaktrax right away. The trail was a combination of dirt, slush, ice, and powdered…

3, 2, 1 Challenge

Lots of snow. Definitely needed the crampons. They helped a lot. This was definitely a hard hike. Mt. Pinos, then Sawmill then Grouse. Lots of…

1st Spiked Hike

The trail is easy to follow up to the Condor Observatory.  It disappears in large sections after that.  This was my 1st time hiking in…

3-2-1 Sawmill

Sawmill Mountain with Grouse Mountain and Mount Pinos for the 3-2-1 Challenge. Nice, clear day for the hike. The strong pine scent between Sawmill and…

Sawmill fun in the snow

Beautiful day in the mountains plenty of snow but not a problem. The hike was nice and easy.

Winter Wonderland

What an adventure! Many experiences I did not expect. It started with the drive up the mountain in the dark. The numerous forecast sites I…

Sawmill Mountain

not bad! trail was 99% snow, but pretty manageable. only saw a few other people the entire hike. wasn’t too strenuous, and sawmill had some…

Cucamanga Winter Wonder land

So yesterday was the worst/greatest hike of my hiking adventures. With Miriam Baker and Miguel Angel we set out to conquer Cucamanga peak as part…

Snowmill

Started off from the parking lot at 6am, sun just peaking through. Cold but nothing walking couldnt warm you up from! The trail is immediately…

3 for 1 challenge

From the start of trailhead, need poles and mircospikes. Only few patches of no snow are apparent. Download the map as parts of it got…

Sawmill and Mt Pinos

90 % hard packed snow. Used stabilizers to keep from slipping on the ice. Used the Gaia App to find our way as the trail…

Snowy Hike

Great morning – unexpected snow on the trail. Beautiful!

Sawmill Mountain – 3 Peaks

We ended up doing all three peaks: Mt. Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, and Grouse Mountain! The entire trail was compeltely covered in snow, so we were…

Snowy Sawmill

Beautiful bluebird day for a hike.  Temperature was a little above freezing when I started around 7:30am.  As others have mentioned, trail was covered in…

Snowy Sawmill

This was my first hike in snow which was quite an adventure. We got to the parking around 9:15 am and there was plenty of…

Sawmill in February

We got to the parking around 9:15 am and there was plenty of parking left. We probably started the actual hike around 10:15/10:30am with our…

Sawmill

What an awesome adventure our crew had yesterday. Perfect weather, great company and trying new things too. We donned our hiking 🥾 boots, micro spikes,…

2021 Sawmill in Snowshoes

What a great day exploring Sawmill Mountain in the snow! My full trip report can be found at the link above 😊

Sawmill Adventure

I have hiked this trail many times but first time in snow. What a difference!! It took the difficulty up several levels not to mention…

Sawmill

The hip deep snow made the hike very difficult,  it totally worth it.

Post-holing up to Sawmill Mountain

A few things to note: Tire chains are required right now. They weren’t needed the day I went, but there was a checkpoint with an…

Snowy hike to Sawmill

The road to the nordic center was in good condition with a couple patches of black ice, but I do have a 4WD vehicle. If…

Weekday Snowshoeing

Snowshoed Thursday up to Sawmill. No one else on the mountain with lots of postholing and trailblazing.

Snowshoe fun to Sawmill Mountain

Snowshoeing to Mt. Pinos then to Sawmill Mountain. There was a lot of snow along the trail. Had to do some trailblazing heading to Sawmill…

Ice, ice baby!!!

The trail is packed ice the majority of the way.  Micro spikes were perfect.  Beautiful day.  Much better in the early morning before the air…

Two birds, one stone.

From the start of the hike I put on crampons because it was icy and I did not want to overexert when I did not…

Slippin’ and Slidin’

Beautiful Day for this hike. Easy road access to Nordic Base Parking Lot. So glad we brought crampons as they were time and life savers!…

Sawmill Mountain with snow!!

Beautiful hike, lots of snow, some ice, crampons definitely recommended!!! Not too difficult on the way to the peak, but the hike back to the…

Sawmill and first spike use success

Gorgeous snow abounds! This trail is a  beautiful adventure. First time using microspikes and wow they are a game changer. I fell in love with…

Sawmill Peak

Beautiful hike starting from Nordic Station, through Mount Pinos peak and then Sawmill Mountain. The trail was 80% covered  in snow and ice and sometimes…

Sawmill Mountain

Great Hike! There was snow on the trail for most of the way, but if you have micro spikes you won’t have a problem. Even…

321

Today was quite the adventure. Started my hike with wildfire right about 7:20am. Made it to mt pinos by 8:20am, then sawmill Mtn by 10am,…

3-2-1 challenge (Sawmill Mt.)

Hiked mt pinos, sawmill and grouse. The trail was completely under snow after sawmill. Lot’s of post holing but worth it for the views.

Breaking Trail To Sawmill

I snapped my first photo sometime around 6:00 am. The only light during that time before the sunrise came from the moon hovering within an…

Mt Puños & Sawmill

Some icy patches amd temps in the low 30’s. Layer up and take trekking poles. Well maintained trail and beautiful views.

#10 Three Peaks One hike!

Some icy patches but overall doable. Was a very secluded hike and not many people. Beautiful views

Challenge #6

Very interesting hike.  Both partner and I had no experience with snow and ice – so we both brought yaktrax, but were able to navigate…

Sawmill Mountain on Turkey Day

It was a cold day but luckily only light breezes.  The weather forecast called for high wind warning so we were fortunate to have beat…

Awesome hike

as I hiked sawmill mountain I decide to also do the 3-2-1 challenge. I started at 5am  with 2 other partner.   The hike was…

Six packing it with Sawmill

What an adventure getting back into it after a break from hiking with the wildfires. Wanted to bag this peak for a long time and…

Sawmill and Pinos: Wind and Ice

8 AM weekday Mount Pinos and Sawmill Mountain hike a few days after winter’s first light snow. A sunny day with nice temperature, but the…

Sawmill Mountain – Lots of Snow!

I expected some snow to be there, but was surprised when I arrived at Nordic Base how much was there.  Almost the entire trail had…

Sawmill Mountain. The most fun hike

The most fun hike I’ve done this year. Wonderful day, blue sky, cold at the beginning and a moderate level trail with beautiful views. It…

Sawmill Mountain

It was a windy day! On the colder side but the air quality was great.  After being grounded due to fires all September, it felt…

3-2-1 Challenge

One of our favorite hikes since the fires started… it was nice to hike at a higher elevation and cooler temperatures. Recommend hiking Pinos, Sawmill…

Solo (4) 3-2-1 Challenge

Finally got up to do the 321 challenge that includes Sawmill. I had Gaia going for my own direction, and also had Alltrails going for…

Found Serenity in the Chumash

If I didn’t live so far away from Mt. Piños it would be one of my favorite trails. It was a beautiful day today. Once…

Peak #6!!!

This was one of the most beautiful shaded hikes I’ve done. While I was there, I decided to do the 3-2-1 Challenge adding extra millage.…

Sawmill Mountain

All the forests were closed to hiking due to the crazy fires throughout California. They opened this trail in the Chumash Wilderness and my daughter…

3-2-1 Pinos-Sawmill-Grouse

I haven’t seen my dear friend Christine in what felt like ages!! So what better way to reunite but hiking some peaks! Mt Pinos is…

triple Peak Kern County

Was able to knock off three peaks in one hike:  Mt Pinos, Sawmill, & Grouse Mt.    Great Look outs for Condors

3-2-1 Challenge

Started at 630am in 5o degree weather.  Warmed up to maybe the high 80’s, so very pleasant. Hit up Pinos, Sawmill and Grouse.  Beware of…

Sawmill Escape the Heat

Defaulted to this hike since Gorgonio and Bernardino were closed due to the El Dorado fire.  It was a pleasant hike and the weather was…

Saturday Hike to Pinos and Sawmill

This was a quick hike to Sawmill via Pinos. Initially intending to do the 3-2-1 Challenge, unfortunately due to a late start I had to…

What was that Noise?

This was a nice hike not to bad. Cooler at the elevation it was at and shaded quite a bit. Started at around 9:00 and…

3-2-1 challenge

Started a little after  8am…it was in the low 60’s…felt fantastic! It eventually warmed up (high 70’s) We did the 321 challenge

Sawmill Peak

Another warm one but fun. Completed it as part of the 3-2-1 challenge.

3-2-1 Challenge

Perfect day. Very popular trail. Most Of the crowd  died down after Mt. Pinos. No signs for Sawmill peak trail or Grouse Peak. Luckily there…

Sawmill Mountain – 3-2-1 Challenge

Hit up Mount Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, and Grouse Mountain to complete the 3-2-1 Challenge.  Beautiful day for a hike.  Loved the forests the whole way…

3 2 1 Hike

I have been wanting to do the 3 2 1 hike for a while now. We got to Nordic base around 6am on a Saturday…

Family fun

Camped at McGills campground for the day before and day after. Really recommend spending sometime in the area for some R&R. Brought my 10/12 year…

Sawmill Mt. Hike

This was beautiful hike. The weather was perfect. We started at around 6:45 AM from Mt. Pinos Nordic Base and finished total of 10.08 miles…

AM32108

Of all the hikes we did as a group, I really enjoyed this one. It rained the night before and the morning of hike, the…

AM 32108

I have to say, this hike has to be one of the most serene, tranquile, and enjoyable hikes I have done on this challenge! Our…

Number 18 of 18

#18 of 18. Hiked all three mt.pinos, sawmill and grouse mt.

Sawmill 3 peak Challenge

Decided to hit all three peaks, Mt. Pinos, Mt. Grouse and Mt. Sawmill in one day! Perfect weather, gradual incline and beautiful views!

Sawmill

Lovely day for a hike, and actually easier than I remembered it. Officially done with the 18 pack!

Saturday Sawmill

I’d planned to do this one yesterday, but had a family emergency. Glad I managed to regroup and knock it out today. The weather was…

3-2-1

beautiful, cool, clear, not crowded. perfect.

3 Peaks for the Hike of One

When it’s hot in Santa Clarita, we normally head up to Frazier Park to hike in cooler weather. So today was perfect to do that…

My Pinos/Sawmill

Absolutely beautiful day for this hike.   Temperature in the upper 70’s with clear skies.

Mt. Pinos/Sawmill

Picture perfect day for a hike.   Temperatures in the upper 70’s with clear skies.   Beautiful area with a great trail.

3 peaks for the price of 1

Awesome hike. lots to look at and very relaxing. I would say this is one of the least difficult ones on the list so far.…

Don’t forget Pinos!

Gotta come back here in the winter to get my X-Country on!  Beautiful views into the Central Valley, but really a full 360.

Prefer a Zin over Pinos

Loved the hike, the view and the history.  4H and 16M, 8.3 miles and 1700′ of elevation gain

Beautiful & very easy hike 8/16

Easiest of all the hikes so far. Completed in less than 4 hours (moving time) Great pine trees all around very beautiful sight to see

3-2-1 Challenge

A very early morning leaving San Diego in order to reach the trailhead at 7. Our goal was to do the 3-2-1 Challenge: Mt. Pinos-Sawmill-Grouse.…

Sawmill gives me a Six-Pack

Really liked the hike. Great views. Started at 6am and was back at the car at 10:30. Beat the heat.

3-2-1 Hike

Three peaks, two counties, one day. Decided to check this one off my list. There were very few people on the trail and the weather…

Avoiding the masses

Perfect hike to avoid crowds! Only saw a handful of people on the way back up to Mt Pinos.

Sawmills

Started around 6 am and had completed all three peaks by 10am, took it slow as it is a nice easy trail. Struggled to find…

3-2-1

Did the 3-2-1 challenge solo last week.  This hike is the furthest away from my south Orange County home but it truly is beautiful and…

3-2-1 Challenge

The hike to Sawmill was great and the weather as well. Managed to do the 3-2-1 Challenge as well .

Big Challenge

Started off a solo hike then came across friends and we decided to do the 3-2-1 challenge plus 2 other peaks ( 5 peaks total)…

3-2-1 Challenge

This was my first time doing this hike. I got started shortly after seven in the morning and headed up. Perfect weather, cool, light breeze…

3 2 1 Jet lag

Cool crisp air was refreshing after arriving, not even 24 hours, from the hot humid heat of Texas. It was pleasing to have scheduled a…

Rollercoaster

Perfect day for a hike. The temperature ranged from 68 to 74. Completed my six pack challenge today and also did the three peaks for…

321 hiking challenge

awesome trail definitely gets tough at some points but just take your time (bring poles). Did it during summer so starting early helps. Made some…

Peak Number 18 — Sawmill!

What a way to end a great journey. I had so much fun doing the 18 peaks, lots of great hiking with lots of great…

Sawmilll Mt

This year Sawmill replaces Mt Pinos as a #SixPackofPeak to make it more challenging by adding 4 more miles and 800 more ft of elevation gain.…

Sawmill + 321 Challenge

Hiked the 3-2-1 Challenge to Pinos, Sawmill, and Grouse. Very nice views from the top of Pinos and Sawmill, and a nice forested environment on…

Seesawing up to Sawmill

This was the first time I had wandered pass Mt. Pinos and also not in the snow. There’s a real trail-and trees! We hiked to…

Three Peaks from Nordic Station

Great hike if you go with the right person, which I did. Initially, it was super cold but eventually, it became warmer.

Sawmill

This hike is very beautiful. Started from the parking lot. Plenty of parking. Love walking through all the trees. Took my son on his first…

Pino Saw

I enjoyed the shade and length of this hike. Bugs weren’t too bad but I would recommend some bug spray to make it more comfortable.

Mt Pions, Sawmill, Grouse Mtn

Up and down, up and down but good way to beat the heat. Trail could use more signs for clarity and its really a 10…

Sawmill Mountain

A 10 miles, a little over 2k elevation easy hike to Mount Pinos, Sawmill Mountain and Grouse Mountain with Outdoor Athletic Enthusiasts, it was a…