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Location: Kern County, about 3 miles northwest of Wofford Heights, 175 miles from Los Angeles
||Sequoia National Forest|
||Kernville 7½, Tobias Peak 7½, Alta Sierra 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Black Mountain #5, Sunday Peak, Bohna Peak
- Distance: 8 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 2400' total, 1500' out plus 900' on return
- Time: 6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, strenuous, summit area is class 2
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
- Navigation: Difficult
Original: John Backus and Paul A. Lipsohn, 1975
DRIVING ROUTE 1
rideshare point, go north on I-5 to SR 99.
- Go north 24.5 miles on SR 99 to SR 58.
- Go east 7.1 miles on SR 58 to Weedpatch Highway (SR 184).
- Go 4.3 miles north on SR 184 to SR 178.
Please note: SR 184 goes right (east) at a stop sign 1.7 miles
from SR 58.
- Go 33.5 miles east on SR 178 to the intersection of SR 178 and SR 155.
This road is scenic as it follows the Kern River, but is very winding.
- Alternatively, you can reach the intersection of SR 178 and SR 155 from Walker Pass (please refer to your AAA map). This route is about 20 miles longer from Sylmar, but the road is not as winding and those traveling from the east might find it shorter.
- From the intersection of SR 178 and SR 155 in the town of Lake
Isabella, go north on SR 155 for 7.0 miles to where SR 155 turns left in
the town of Wofford Heights. Turn left.
- Go uphill on SR 155 for 7.7 miles to Greenhorn Summit.
- Turn right
onto 24S15 (dirt). Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 1.2 miles, a fork to the right. Turn right on 25S16. (This is
the turnoff for Sunday Peak.)
- At 2.8 miles, a fork at a saddle. This is Black Mountain Saddle.
This is the parking area for
Black Mountain #5. Keep left.
- At 3.2 miles 2WD vehicles should park. High clearance vehicles can go another 2
miles, to an old road on the right, with a large parking area on the
left, a remnant of a timber cutting operation.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the 2WD parking area, hike north along the road to the
4WD parking area (2 miles, 6000').
- Go east on an old logging road,
which becomes very overgrown, to the saddle at 6300' just above Cane
- Follow the ridge east over three small bumps and down into a
saddle at 5720'+.
- From here climb up to the summit following a use trail.
- Scramble to the summit along a ducked class 2 route.