USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Kern County, about 15 miles east of the town of Weldon, 150 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Kern County|
|Forest Service||Sequoia National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Walker Pass 7½, Owens Peak 7½, Horse Canyon 7½ (Route 2)|
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| ||Routes as shown on
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- Distance: 7.5 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 2600'
- Time: 4-5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, moderate
- Navigation: Difficult
Original: George Wysup, February 2001
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take SR 14 to Mojave.
- Continue north on SR 14 to the intersection with SR 178 signed 178
West/Lake Isabella. This junction is about 40 miles north of the town of
- Go west on SR 178 to Walker Pass.
- Continue on SR 178 for 1.0 mile to the entrance to Walker Pass
Campground on the left. Park in the campground.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the campground parking lot (4960'), follow the signs uphill (south)
to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
- Turn right on the PCT and hike a little more
than 1/4 mile to where it crosses the Canebrake creek bed.
south up the creek bed to where it forks at 5200'.
- Take the left fork and
continue up to another fork at 5500'.
- Take the right fork. Continue
southwest up the creek bed, swinging around to the southeast and up to a
plateau near bump 6920'+, about 1/4 mile east of bump 7042'.
- Follow a
broad ridge southeast, then east, then southeast again to the summit