MILLER JEEP TRAIL
Near Ventura in the Mt Pinos Ranger District, the Miller Jeep Trail is a challenging 3 mile one-way route. It is a 4WD road up Alamo Mountain from Piru Creek. Steep and rocky. Connects with road 7N01, Lockwood Trail, and Piru Creek Trail.The trail starts out as Lockwood and turns into Miller for the final long climb. Most of the tougher obstacles have bypasses, and for those looking for more, there are a couple of short black diamond trails along the way. These trails are closed in the winter due to snow. Even in the summer, it can be chilly at the summit.
To get to the OHV trailhead for the Miller Jeep Trail from the Los Angeles or Bakersfield area take I-5 north/south to Frazier Park, then take Frazier Park Rd west to Lake of the Woods and turn south (left) on the Lockwood Valley road. (In about a mile you will pass the Mount Pinos Ranger District office at Chuchupate, a good place for maps and information) Proceed on Lockwood Valley Rd to the turnoff for Lockwood Creek Trail staging area (about 4.5 miles from the ranger station).
To get there from the Central Coast of California (US101) from Ventura, take Hwy. 33 east to the Lockwood Valley Rd, from Santa Maria take Hwy. 166 east to Hwy. 33, turn south (right) and proceed to the Lockwood Valley Rd. Go east on the Lockwood Valley Rd (left) to the Chuchupate Ranger station (about 26 miles). Go Back west on the Lockwood Valley Rd to the Lockwood Creek Trail turnoff to the south (left). Proceed to the Lockwood trail staging area.