Pinyon Peak is located in Kern County, about 11 miles east of
the town of Weldon, 153 miles from Los Angeles. It is in Sequoia
National Forest and Kiavah Wilderness.
Pinyon Peak was added to the HPS Peak List
See the Summit Signature for
more history and some background about the name of the peak.
HPS has two current documented routes to the
peak. Route 1 is 5 miles round
trip with a total of 3100' of gain, almost entirely cross country, with some
brush. Route 3 (Route 2 has been withdrawn
due to private property concerns) is 7.6 miles round trip, 2950' total gain.
To reach the peak, it follows the Pinyon Jack Trail for a mile, crosses
a creek, and then follows a reasonably brush-free ridge to the summit.