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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
From Owens Peak
- Distance: 3 miles one way on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 1100'
- Time: 2 hours one way
- Rating: Class 2, strenuous with Owens Peak
- Navigation: Difficult
- Route Finding: Difficult
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
- Route: The cross-country is steep/rocky/brushy with a short easy
class 3 section at the summit.
Original: Byron Prinzmetal, January 2002
DRIVING ROUTE 3
HIKING ROUTE 3
- From the summit of Owens Peak, hike down the
ridge that goes southwest from the summit until you
reach the saddle where you intersect the PCT. As you hike
down the ridge, you need to be careful to avoid the technical rock
sections. Excellent route finding skills are required.
- Turn left (south) along the PCT for about 2 miles to the ridge
which comes down northeast from the summit. There is usually a duck
at this point.
- Continue as in Route 1.