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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: Morris Peak, Owens Peak, Five Fingers
- Distance: 14.5 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 3300'
- Time: 7 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
- Route: Mostly on trail, some steep cross-country with a short easy class 3 section
Original: John Backus, June 1987
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take SR 14 to Mojave.
- Continue north on SR 14 to the intersection with SR 178 (Freeman
- Go west on SR 178 to Walker Pass. Park here. Unlimited parking
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From Walker Pass (5246'), hike north on the Pacific Crest Trail
(PCT) about 6 miles to the ridge which comes down northeast from
the peak. There is usually a duck at this point.
- Leave the trail and
go up the ridge to a flat area at 7320'+ (UTM 106520).
- Continue up
the ridge and pick up a ducked route off to the left side of the
ridge. Follow this up to the base of the summit block.
- Go up a very
short class 3 section to the summit.