USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
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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||Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files
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Nearby Peaks: Morris Peak, Owens Peak, Five Fingers
- Distance: 6 miles round trip
- Gain: 2500'
- Time: 3-4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
- Route: Steep cross-country ridge and use trail with a short easy class 3 section at the summit
Original: Byron Prinzmetal, January 2002
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 a dirt road on the 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 camping spot.
- 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
Mount Morris 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 is
near the Wilderness boundary. Do not drive any farther!
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the Owens Peak parking area, hike northwest
up the slope to the top of a major ridge.
- Hike southwest up the ridge until it meets the PCT less than a mile
from the parking area.
- Turn left (south) on the PCT and walk about 100 meters until you find the
use trail mentioned in Route 1.
- Follow the use trail to the summit.