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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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- Distance: 9 miles round trip cross-country
- Gain: 2800'
- Time: 5-6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, moderate
Original: Frank Dobos, April 1990
DRIVING ROUTE 3
- Take SR 14 to Mojave.
- At the SR 14/178 junction described in Driving Route 1, go west
on SR 178 for 7.0 miles to a dirt road on the left just past mile
- Turn left and park at this dirt road junction to avoid a citation
for driving into the Kiavah Wilderness.
HIKING ROUTE 3
- From the parking area (4760') on the southwest side of the highway,
turn right through a Wilderness area gate onto an old road for about 500'
to a road on the right with posts blocking it.
- Take this road 1.5
miles to its end (5300').
- From here, hike west up the open slope aiming
toward the saddle (6250') just south of 6691'.
- From this saddle go south
up the ridge over 6945' and on up to the summit plateau.
- Turn southeast
and continue up to the summit. On the return trip it is possible to
descend directly from the saddle 1/4 mile northwest of the summit.