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Location: Kern County, about 12 miles west-northwest of Inyokern, 159 miles from Los Angeles
||Sequoia National Forest|
||Owens Peak 7½, Walker Pass 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Morris Peak, Mount Jenkins, Five Fingers
- Distance: 7 miles round trip on road and use trail
- Gain: 3200' total, 3100' out plus 100' on return
- Time: 6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, moderate
- Navigation: Intermediate
Original: Paul A. Lipsohn, May 1974
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take SR 14 to Mojave.
- Continue north on SR 14 to the intersection with SR 178 (Freeman
- Continue north on SR 14 another 5.3 miles to a dirt road on the
left. Turn left. This is 0.4 mile past Indian Wells, with a lodge and brewery. SR 14 is
under construction. It may be necessary to continue farther north and
turn around, returning to the dirt road. Note your odometer and go as
- At 2.6 miles, Powers Well on the left. Keep straight. This is a good
- At 2.7 miles, fork. Turn right.
- At 3.2 miles, fork. Keep left. This is the turnoff for
- At 3.8 miles, fork. Keep left.
- At 3.9 miles, fork. Keep left.
- At 5.2 miles, fork. Keep right.
- At 5.8 miles, fork. Go right. (Left goes to the
Morris Peak parking area.)
- At 6.5 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 7.2 miles, a small radio site on the right.
- At 7.7 miles, fork with a road on the right going out to a camping
spot on an outcrop. Park here. This at the barricaded Wilderness
- Note: High clearance may be required to proceed beyond the 5.2 mile point.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (5440'), hike past the barricade along the
old road, which eventually becomes a trail.
- Continue on this trail up the canyon to a small clearing
at about 6100'. The canyon forks here.
- Follow the excellent use
trail up the right canyon to about 7000' where the trail becomes
quite steep, then
starts through a field of dark boulders.
- Follow ducks up through
these boulders. (If you come to a field of white boulders, you are
too far to the right.)
- Continue on the use trail up toward the summit passing a steep rock
friction slope at about 7800' on the way.
- Continue on a good but steep trail to the summit.