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Location: Kern County, about 10 miles northwest of Inyokern, 150 miles from Los Angeles
||Sequoia National Forest|
||Owens Peak 7½, Walker Pass 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Mount Jenkins, Owens Peak, Five Fingers
- Distance: 4 miles round trip cross-country
- Gain: 2400'
- Time: 3-4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
- Route: All cross-country, steep most of the way
Original: Al Campbell and Paul A. Lipsohn, November 1972
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Take SR 14 to Mojave.
- Continue north on SR 14 to the intersection with SR 178 (Freeman
- Continue north on SR 14 for 5.3 miles to Indian Wells Canyon Road
(dirt) on the left. This is 0.4 mile north of Indian Wells, with a lodge and brewery. Turn
left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 2.6 miles, Powers Well on the left. Keep straight.
- At 2.7 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 3.8 and 3.9 miles, forks. Keep left.
- At 5.2 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 5.8 miles, fork. Keep left. This is the turnoff for
- Drive about 0.5 mile to an abandoned mine (gold and tungsten).
Park here. Do not block the road.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (4840'), hike up the road past the cable.
- Keep left at the first fork and right at the second fork.
- Continue past the end
of the road into the canyon ahead.
- Continue up to the saddle at 6500'.
- Turn left, leave the trail, and go up the ridge (south) to the
ALTERNATE HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (4840'), hike up the road past the mining equipment.
- Stay right at the intersection on the road down past some old structures to a sign labeled "Alternate Route to the PCT".
Take this trail.
- The trail follows a number of switchbacks to an abandoned dirt road. Continue on the dirt road to a saddle (1.8 miles).
- From the saddle, go west on a ridge for 0.5 mile to the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail).
- Go southwest (left) on the PCT for 1.2 miles to a use trail.
(If you instead go right/north on the PCT for a mile, you'll find the use trail that goes west to the summit of Jenkins Peak.)
- Turn left, leave the PCT, and follow the use trail up the ridge (south) to the summit.