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Butterbredt Peak

5997'

Location: Kern County, about 22 miles north of Mojave, 140 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubKern County
USGS ToposPinyon Mtn 7½, Cross Mountain 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 575K
 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

Distance: 2 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 1200'
Time: 1.5 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy
Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions

Original: John Backus, March 1973

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From Mojave drive north on SR 14 for 19.5 miles to Jawbone Canyon Road on the left. Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 6.3 miles, pavement ends. Fork, go right.
  • At 11.9 miles, fork to the right. Keep straight.
  • At 13.8 miles, the road turns west and goes over a saddle.
  • At 15.1 miles, the road goes over another saddle. This is Hoffman Summit. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (4846'), ascend the ridge to the northeast, staying to the right (southeast) of rocky outcrops up to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

Distance: 2.7 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 1400'
Time: 3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy
Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions

Original: Charlie Knapke, January 1996

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • From Mojave drive north on SR 14 for 19.5 miles to Jawbone Canyon Road on the left. Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 6.3 miles, pavement ends. Fork, go right.
  • At 11.9 miles, fork to the right. Keep straight.
  • At 13.8 miles, the road turns west and goes over a saddle. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (4680'), ascend the ridge to the northwest and follow it up to the summit.

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