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 the Homestead Cafe. 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.