Mt. Pinos

June 13 - 14, 2015
Saturday - Sunday


Day one registration will be in the group camp #2. Signs will be posted. Starts will be at the top of the hill above the campground. There will be water on the course but is las way advisable to bring your own. Safety bearing is South for both days, Southeast for day 2 Red course.

Day 2 registration will be at the Nordic center which is the end of the road. Starts will be at the trail junction nearby.

Potluck will be ~6pm on Saturday. Hamburgers will be provided for those who have noted they will be attending. Bring a dish to share for sides.

Forecast is for sunny skies but be prepared for thundershowers.

Attention! Error on group camp #- we are group camp # 2- the one closest to Mt Pinos road.

Please join us for a beautiful weekend in the mountains of the Los Padres National Forest. Mt. Pinos is wonderful orienteering venue with a very runnable forest of pine trees and wildflowers. It is between 6,000 & 8,000 ft in elevation so keep that in mind while participating. Bring plenty of water as it can get warm. There has been very little rain in this area in past years so it is very dry. Please be extra careful with fire. Check the forest service website for restrictions.

Camping will be available in group camp #2 in the McGill campground. It is first come first serve, so come early. There is plenty of room for tents but only 10 cars. There is additional parking outside the campground. There are other campsites in the area, please check the forest service website for details and reservations. has some campground information and reservations can be made online.

Saturday night is traditionally a potluck BBQ. Please bring a dish to share, we will provide a main course such as hamburgers or sometimes a brisket. Please indicate on your registration if you plan on participating in the Potluck. I would like to have a rough head count for planning purposes.

Registration is open! Look for the link below.

Course statistics are below. These are subject to change but will not vary by much. Courses offere are Whellow - Red. For both days. A Whellow is a white course that gradually becomes a yellow. This is a made up name and has no official place in orienteering. Dave thought it would be fun!

Day 1- start is the hill top West of McGill campground.
Course Length Climb #of controls
Whellow 2.7 km 50m 11
Orange 3.9km 110m 12
Brown 3.9km 150m 10
Green 5.0km 235m 12
Red 6.5km 300m 13

Day 2- start is at the trail Northeast of the Nordic parking lot.
Whellow 2.0km 50m 9
Orange 3.4km 115m 11
Brown 3.6km 110m 9
Green 5.1km 145m 12
Red 6.6km 190m 15

Clare Durand will be offering short demo trail-O courses as a fundraiser for the National Trail Orienteering Team. Trail-O is a paralympic discipline where competitors solve map based problems. In TempO participants sit at a viewing station and solve multiple problems as quickly as possible. In PreO participants walk through a course and solve problems as accurately as possible.
Cost is $5 for 1 day, $8 for both payable to Clare at the event

Please email Kim Pincus at Kpincus11 at with questions.


Mt. Pinos, McGill Campground, Frazier Park, CA (Saturday Point-to-Point, Saturday Trail-O TempO)

Mt. Pinos, Nordic Center, Frazier Park, CA (Sunday Trail-O PreO, Sunday Point-to-Point)

Saturday, June 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pmSaturday Point-to-Point: Registration and Starts Open
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmSaturday Trail-O TempO: 3 TempO Stations
Sunday, June 14
9:30 am - 1:00 pmSunday Trail-O PreO: 7 PreO controls
10:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday Point-to-Point: Registration and Starts Open
Meet Director:Kim Pincus
Course Setter:Dave Koskenmaki
Location Details

Saturday Point-to-Point, Saturday Trail-O TempO
Mt. Pinos
McGill Campground
Frazier Park, CA
Google Map

From I-5, take exit 205 for Frazier Mountain Park Rd. Turn west onto Frazier Mountain Park Rd.
Continue straight through all intersections for about 17 miles. Entrance to McGill campground will be on your right.
Follow Orange and White orienteering signs to parking and registration.
Day use fee for the parking lot inside the campground is $10.00 payable by fee envelope. There is very limited parking outside of the campground.

Sunday Trail-O PreO, Sunday Point-to-Point
Mt. Pinos
Nordic Center
Frazier Park, CA
Google Map

From I-5, take exit 205 for Frazier Mountain Park Rd. Turn west onto Frazier Mountain Park Rd.
Continue straight through all intersections for about 20 miles until you reach a large parking lot at the end of the road near the top of a mountain.
Park near the Nordic Center building. It's the only one around. You can't miss it.
Course Details
Saturday Point-to-Point
Courses: Orange (Advanced), Brown (Expert), Green (Expert), Red (Expert), Basic

Sunday Point-to-Point
Courses: Orange (Advanced), Brown (Expert), Green (Expert), Red (Expert), Basic
Clare Durand will be offering short trail-O courses both days - see information above.
Cost is $5 for 1 day, $8 for both payable to Clare at the event.
Preregistration is recommended, especially for the PreO, so we can have enough maps available.
To preregister for Mt Pinos click HERE
Preregistration will close thursday June 11 at midnight.

Email List Signup

Sign up for our monthly email newsletter with announcements of upcoming events, results, and news articles.

Required Waiver

Minors attending without a parent must bring this required waiver filled out by their parent for each event or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Adults and parents with children may sign the waiver at the event.

About LAOC

LAOC is a volunteer-run club promoting map navigation and enjoyment of the outdoors. Learn more here!

Fatal error: Class CToolsCssCache contains 1 abstract method and must therefore be declared abstract or implement the remaining methods (DrupalCacheInterface::__construct) in /home/content/74/8812274/html/drupal/sites/all/modules/ctools/includes/ on line 52