Cross Mountain is located in Kern County, about 16 miles north of
Mojave, 120 miles from Los Angeles. It located on BLM land next to
Cross Mountain 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 documented routes to the
peak. Route 1 is 7 miles round
trip with 2500' of gain, mainly on a motorbike track.
This route was temporarily withdrawn while a nearby windfarm was built,
but we've been told it is now OK to climb over the gate and hike the peak,
just don't hike into the windfarm itself.
Route 2 is more difficult: 8 miles
round trip, 3500' gain, but assumes you have are already on Chuckwalla
Mountain (so something like 12 miles round trip, 4900' gain total), mainly
on a motorbike track.