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01B

Bohna Peak

6760'
(UTM 559584)

Location: Kern County, about 9 miles west of Kernville, 180 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club Kern County
Forest Service Sequoia National Forest
USGS Topos Tobias Peak 7½, Alta Sierra 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
  Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.8 megs
  GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
  Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Nearby Peaks: Sunday Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

Distance: 3 miles round trip on use trail and cross-country
Gain: 1400'
Time: 2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: John Backus, 1974

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From Lake Isabella (city) drive north on SR 155 for 7.0 miles to where it turns left in Wofford Heights. Turn left.
  • Drive 7.7 miles farther to Greenhorn Summit. This is the turnoff point for Sunday Peak, Split Mountain and Black Mountain #5. Continue straight on SR 155.
  • Drive 5.8 miles farther to a dirt road 24S07 on the right. Turn right.
  • Drive 2.0 miles to a jeep road on the right. Park near here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (5480'), follow the jeep road east. It soon becomes a use trail.
  • Follow this use trail 1 1/2 miles to saddle 6480'.
  • Turn right (south) and ascend cross-country less 1/2 mile to the summit.

SPECIAL CONDITONS

Sandy Creek Canyon Road Gate (24S07) off of SR155 is seasonal. Call Greenhorn Ranger District at (760) 379-5646 for road condition and gate closure information.

If you are hiking 24S07, the old jeep road is 0.1 mile past a sharp turn west. If you reach McFarland Creek (gully) you have gone 0.2 mile too far.


Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

Distance: 4 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 2000'
Time: 3-4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Moderate

Original: John Backus, 1985

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • From Lake Isabella (city) drive north on SR 155 for 7.0 miles to where it turns left in Wofford Heights. Turn left.
  • Continue on SR 155 to Cedar Creek Campground on the right. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the campground (4800'), hike upstream along the canyon for more than 1/4 mile.
  • After climbing past two waterfalls and then past a large pool above them, begin looking on the west side of the stream for a use trail.
  • Take the use trail, which zigzags through brush to gain the east ridge of Bohna Peak.
  • Continue west along this ridge to the summit.

ALTERNATE ROUTE

Bohna can be climbed from a trail junction near Sunday Peak. The Sunday Peak Route 2 guide describes this route.

Learn more about Bohna Peak.

Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.


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