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  • 3-2-1 Hiking Challenge 


    3 Peaks  ♦  2 Counties  ♦  1 Day


    Discover the Southern Los Padres Forest by completing the highest points

    in both Kern and Ventura County!


    On a clear day, enjoy the amazing views - you can even see the Sierra Nevadas to the north.

    We hope by completing the 3-2-1 Challenge, you'll be inspired to check out the rest of the wonderful wilderness areas that surround the Mountain Communities region.


    Mount Pinos - 8,848'           (highest peak in Ventura County)

    Sawmill Mountain - 8,818' (highest peak in Kern County)

    Grouse Mountain - 8,583'  (why not - you're already here!)


    This 11 mile, 2,000 ft gain hike can be competed in either a day or overnight by camping at Sheep Camp.

    This makes the challenge accessible for family + friends of all ages/experience levels.

    A National Forest Service Adventure Pass ($5 per day or $30 per year) is required in order to park at the Nordic Base (challenge starting point).



    1) Take a picture at all 3 summits with the signs.

    2) Email the photos to 321challenge@mymountainchamber.com

        Please allow up to 7 days for staff to approve the images.

    3) Once your completion photos have been approved, you'll receive your

        Certificate of Completion pdf and link to purchase a commemorative patch.

        (purchase includes a few little surprise items!


    SOCIAL MEDIA TAGS: #321Challenge  #MyMountainChamber


    We strongly encourage challenge participants to review the 10 Essentials and Leave No Trace Principles prior to beginning your trip.  Preparation is key to success and conservation is vital so future generations can enjoy the outdoors!


    IMPORTANT: As with any outdoor activity, please take precautions.  You are responsible for your own health and safety on this hike.  You should have water and basic supplies, and inform someone where you are going and when you expect to return.  Weather conditions can change rapidly, especially in the winter.  You are also entering a wilderness area, and wild animals may be encountered.  Do not take the challenge if you believe or have reason to suspect that your health or physical condition may put you at risk.  By taking this challenge, you agree that you are participating at your own risk. 

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