Cannel Point, a former HPS peak, is located in Kern County, about 5 miles northeast of
Kernville, 210 miles from Los Angeles. It lies within the
Sequoia National Forest.
Cannel Point was added to the HPS Peak List
in 1971 and removed from the List in 2008 due to the long drive to get
See the Summit Signature for
more history and some background about the name of the peak.
HPS had two current documented routes to the peak. Route 1 was 2 miles cross
country, 900' gain, to an interesting Class 2 summit block.
Route 2 was a strenuous 24 mile round trip
hike, 5500' gain, using the Cannel Meadows Recreational Trail to get in the
vicinity the peak, then on up to that interesting summit block. Earlier
peak guides (see below) document a route from Fay Ranch Road that was removed
due to concerns about crossing private property.