Red Mountain is located in Kern County, about 18 miles south of
Ridgecrest, near the town of Red Mountain, 135 miles from Los Angeles. It is an extinct volcano,
located on BLM land.
Red 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 4 miles round
trip with a total of 1600' gain, and follows an old jeep road, a dirt
bike track, some easy cross country and a use trail from the penultimate
Route 2 is much more cross-country,
3 ½ miles and 1500' gain.
While there is dirt road driving to reach the trailheads, it is brief
and one could park on pavement and walk in instead.