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.

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…

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…

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…

Sawmill

Last year we did Mount Pinos via MC Gill trailhead, this year we hiked it via Nordic Base. We did the (3-2-1) three peaks challenge,…

Beautiful sawmill

Beautiful weather had the trail for our selves did the three peaks from nordic station , Mount pinos, sawmill and grouse mountain, beautiful views

Sawmill Mountain

Sawmill! I struggled looking for reliable info to conquer you. But then I might have been looking at the wrong places. Finally bagged this one.…

Saw mill

Beautiful day hiking with my friends. We hiked 3 peaks in two counties. My. Pinos, Sawmill and Grouse.

3-2-1 Action

Somehow I manage to convince an even LARGER group of friends to hike Sawmill + 2 other peaks. Also known as the 3-2-1 Challenge. I…

3-2-1

Pretty difficult in terms of losing and gaining elevation the entire time. Not fun to have to hike up on your way back. Overall, great…

Baby Peaking the 3-2-1

Happy we started early morning to catch the beautiful sunrise and it was a gorgeous day.

3-2-1 challenge with Sawmill Peak

Started later than expected at 8:30 am. Mt. Pinos was cake, weather was still cool. A lot of downhill afterwards and a steep climb to…

Three Peaks from Nordic Station

We started the hike at around 8 AM. This was my first long hike and it was a worthy one. The trail has plenty of…

Three Peak Challenge

Great hike a little harder than I thought it would be.  The heat didn’t help it was about 85 out.  The trail was in great…

3-2-1 Sawmill!!

Easy and quick Hike to Pinos…Pinos to Sawmill is a little more challenging.  Those Switchbacks coming back are a little harder if you go all…

Lost Mountain?

Beautiful hike! Took a break at Mt. Pinos before continuing to Sawmill. Amazing views at both peaks. Found an interesting metal ammunition box and were…

Sawmill Peak #12/12

Nice, easy hike to finish my 12 Pack! I’ve enjoyed every step of the journey!

Oh no, we lost a mountain!

Started out the hike around 3pm. The trail to Mt Pinos was very wide and many families were hiking as well and even some horseback…

Sawmill

Great day for a decent, compact workout.

Serenity at Sawmill

Hiked to Sawmill today. Sawmill was very quiet and peaceful. Trail is a bit overgrown between Pinos and Sawmill, but passable.

5 Bagger

Have done this hike many times and it never gets old. Ended up bagging Mt Pinos, Sawmill, West Sawmill, the real Grouse, and the other…

Sawmill Mountain plus 4 other peaks

Perfect day to hike Sawmill Mountain. The trail is in great condition and is easy to follow. While we were there, we also bagged 4…

3-2-1 Challenge Completed!

Today my buddy and I decided to undertake the popular 3-2-1 Challenge at Sawmill Mountain. The challenge itself consists of summiting three consecutive peaks (all…

Three Peak

Since the los padres national forest is a two hour drive from long beach we decided to bag three peaks. First we went to Mt.…

Three peaks cause why not?

We bagged Sitton Peak, Sawmill and Grouse mountain. The sign for sitton is not at the “real” summit, the real summit is by the antennas…

3 peaks from Nordic Base

Started from Nordic Base and completed all three peaks. Total 10.6 miles 2140ft gain and 6 hrs elapsed time.

Sawmill peak

It was a perfect day, we pack trained it

Sawmill Mountain

Such a beautiful and serene hike. We were alone for a good part of the morning listening to the birds chirping. Weather was perfect –…

Sawmill 2020

Combined Sawmill with Mount Pinos and Grouse Mount.  Brought my two and a half year old pup Charlie along for his first high peak hike.…

3•2•1 Challenge – Hello Sawmill Mtn

Completed the 3•2•1 Challenge Mt. Pinos, Sawmill Mtn. and Grouse Mtn. 11.2 miles which included a side trip to Sheep Camp. Perfect weather.. 46° at…

321 Challenge!

Started at the Nordic Base station at about 0620 to conquer Mt. Pinos, Sawmill, and Grouse Mountain. The trail was easy to follow until we…

Sawmill mountain

Empezamos a las 9 am era un día caluroso encontramos las señales de los senderos y logramos llegar a los 3 mini montañas Mt. Pinos…

Sawmill plus 3 peaks

The hike to Sawmill is fairly easy with a gentle 450′ incline to Mt Pinos on a dirt road followed by a single track to…

Sawmill, Mt. Pinos …Grousse

Wow, up at 4:45 am to hit the road…and the trails early this morning.  The first cars in the parking lot and only group on…

2020 Sawmill Mountain

It was great to get back to my Six-Pack of Peaks hikes! At the start of all the COVID19 “stuff” in early March, I was…

SAWMILL MOUNTAIN Peak #10

Hiked on a Sunday afternoon. Great weather with lots of shade. It was a very peaceful day with beautiful views!

Love me some Sawmill!

It was a gorgeous day to hike with friends! I do this hike often. It is great conditioning because you start at 8300’~ and stay…

My 6th peak! 😁

Hit Mt Pinos first, completely missed the trail for Sawmill and went straight to Grouse mountain. Then trecked back to Sawmill for the last peak.…

Family trip to Sawmill

Windy day, but otherwise beautiful. I love this hike! My husband surprised me by getting up and out of bed to go with me!!!! our…

Sawmill awesome day hike

Great day hike, pretty easy compared to most. Trailhead easy to get to and well defined.   Started hike from Mount Pinos substation

3-2-1 Lift Off! Sawmill Mountain

Slept in Chula Vista campground. Started hiking around 8 am. Completed the triple Summit by 10 am. Beautiful views of Whitney and Central Valley!

Sawmill

Weather was perfect with a bit of nip in the air at the start of the hike.  We definitely took our time on this one…

Pinos, Sawmill (& Grouse)

Trail was good, plenty of shade and no bugs to worry about. Had small patches of snow but nothing that required spikes.

3-2-1 Challenge & Sawmill

The trail was beautiful and only ran into a handful of people who were very respectful of social distancing.  Getting to Mount Pinos is fairly…

3-2-1 Challenge Memorial Weekend

Summitted all of the 3-2-1 challenge, Pinos, Sawmill, Grouse.   Follow the map to Grouse and look for the “tipi of sticks”.     The afternoon got…

The perfect smell of pine

A perfect morning for Peak #7. This was a solo hike and having the trail for 2 1/2 hours by myself made this hike!! Small…

3 peaks!

Had to go around due to road closures, but great hike!

Sawmill peak

Great hike, will definitely do it again

Mount Pinos

Beautiful day. Not too windy, perfect blue skies and warmer then I was imagining. Also a LOT more people then I was expecting. I think…

First hike hike during this pandemic

What a wonderful day. First hike hike during this pandemic what a strange 2020. Wore our masks, stayed 6ft apart, kept it at 4 people…

3-2-1 at Sawmill Mountain

Bagged my 6th Peak as part of the 3-2-1 Challenge of summiting Mt Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, and Grouse Mountain.

3-2-1 and Almost Done!

Lots of snow on sides of the trail, but a very warm day! Beautiful hike and weather to do the 3-2-1 Challenge. The pine and…

321 challenge

Beautiful and tranquil with the constant smell of pine trees throughout . We stopped and heard nothing but the wind and the birds. It was…

Get out of the house finally

Fun long hike.  Did all 3 peaks (Pinos, Sawmill, Groust).  Cold in morning warm in afternoon.  Not a lot of people.  Views were amazing!

13/18 Sawmill Mountain

Sawmill Mountain May 9th, 2020 3 take aways from this hike; and then some: OPEN! Gates open, lots of cars parked at the trail-head, it’s…

Sawmill without Snowshoes 😕

We were hoping that snowshoeing would be an option between Piños and Sawmill but that wasn’t the case.  It was very icy but not snowshoe…

Plan B to Sawmill

The street to the Vincent Tumamait trailhead was closed so plane B we hiked in from mount Pinos campground via McGill trail to mount Pinos…

Furry friend at Sawmill Mountain…

Parked at Mt. Pinos campground took McGill trail to Mt.Pinos then took Vincent Tumamait trail to Sawmill…spent some time reading the mountain contours to practice…

Sawmill

Hiked up to Sawmill from the Nordic Center.  Trail covered with hard snow/ice for most of the way.  Microspikes on for most of the trip. …

Snowshoeing to Sawmill Mountain

Beautiful day for my third peak in the SoCal challenge. For some reason, neither Apple Maps nor Google Maps would give us the correct directions…

3-2-1 “Winter” Challenge

I absolutely love this little hike!  If you decide you want to hike to Mt. Pinos and then Sawmill Mountain, there’s only one or two…

Sawmill Mtn

95% of hike was in snow 6-12 incres deep

No Legs

Trail Was nt easy to follow. No signs. Snow coverage along the trail but able to be done with the right gear.

Sawmill peak

trail was completely covered in snow. Difficult to navigate. Very Cold.

Sawmill Mountain

Trail lost a few times, follow the footsteps they said, and we made it!!

Sawmill Mountain

Started at 7:30, trail covered in snow. Went to Mt. Pinos first and then on to Sawmill. The switchbacks going down to the saddle are…

Snowshoeing to Sawmill Mountain

An awesome and phenomenal experience way to celebrate my birthday ♡♡♡ Snowshoed with first timers, my Trail Turtles. All 10 of us made it to…

Snowshoeing to Sawmill Mt.

Snowshoeing adventure with a group of 10 amazing women. The goal was to complete the 3-2-1 Challenge but due to snow conditions we were only…

Spiking up pinos to sawmill

I used spikes but sinking in a lot, would have been easier with snowshoes, very windy, blew snow into my tracks so they were gone…