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Location: Kern County, 4 miles south of Bodfish/Lake Isabella, 155 miles from Los Angeles
||Sequoia National Forest|
||Lake Isabella South 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Lightner Peak, Piute Lookout
- Distance: 1 1/2 miles round trip on use trail and cross-country
- Gain: 600'
- Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, easy
- Navigation: Easy
- Route: Easy brush and moderate rock scrambling
Original: Cliff Black, October 1972
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Exit SR 178 at Borel Road 3 miles before
reaching the town of Lake Isabella.
- Turn east, then turn left toward Bodfish at 1/4 mile, and then
turn right at Lake Isabella Road.
(Walker Pass approach)
- Drive west on SR 178 to SR 155 at Lake
- Turn left a short distance to Lake Isabella Road, then turn right (south)
and drive about 3 miles to Bodfish.
- Drive through the town of Bodfish on Lake Isabella Road (which
becomes Caliente-Bodfish Road) for about 3.2 miles to dirt
Saddle Spring Road
(27S02) on the left at the very top of a grade. Note your
odometer and turn left.
- Drive in about 5.5 miles, where 27S02 meets the main ridge before
crossing over to the south side. Park on the west side of this shallow
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (6060'), walk a few yards west along the
ridge, find a downhill use trail to the left, follow the use trail as it
descends about 10-15' onto the south slope of the ridge, reverses
direction and heads northwest contouring on the south slope of the ridge.
- Hike the use trail northwest around the first bump into the saddle before
- Scramble up to the summit, climbing over two main rock layers.