USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Kern County, about 16 miles north-northeast of Mojave, 110 miles from Los Angeles
Nearby Peaks: Cross Mountain
- Distance: 4 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 1400'
- Time: 3 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
Original: John Backus, March 1973
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- High clearance vehicle required.
- From Mojave, drive north on SR 14 for 14.0 miles to Pine Tree Canyon
Road. (You can see the white L.A. aqueduct pipe from here but from
nowhere else.) Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 0.4 mile, power lines.
- At 1.3 miles, go under the new aqueduct (tall vehicles take the left
fork). Keep straight ahead (west) at a fork just past the aqueduct.
- At 2.1 miles, fork. Go right. There is a good campsite here.
- At 2.3 miles, cross the old aqueduct and cattle guard and go right at
the immediate next fork. The road turns north into a canyon.
- At 3.4 miles, fork. Keep straight.
- At 3.5 miles, the road turns sharp right and goes up a ridge.
- At 3.8 miles, fork. Go sharp left.
- At 4.0 miles, the road starts downhill and a jeep road forks to the
left. Go left on the jeep road.
- At 4.5 miles, the road forks in a saddle. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (3600'), follow motorcycle tracks northwest up
the ridge to where a road comes up from the right.
- Follow this road as it
goes steeply up the hill, swings around to the right, and ends in a flat
area, just below a mining prospect.
- From the prospect a well-defined use
trail contours around the east side of elevation 4964' into a saddle
northeast of it, then up the ridge to the summit.