Russell Peak is located in Kern County, about 45 miles north of
Mojave, 140 miles from Los Angeles. It lies within the
Owens Peak Wilderness.
The peak was named by HPS in 1999 for Bill T. Russell (1921-97), an active
leader and member of both HPS and Angeles Chapter.
See the Summit Signature for
more history and some background about the name of the peak.
HPS has one current documented route to the peak. Route 1 is 6 miles round
trip with a total of 2700' of gain. It starts near Walker Pass and follows a
dirt road to the nose of a ridge, then ascends the ridge to the rocky summit.