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Sorrell Peak


Sorrell Peak is located in Kern County, about 18 miles southeast of Lake Isabella, 160 miles from Los Angeles. It is in Sequoia National Forest. Sorrell Peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1969. See the Summit Signature for more history and some background about the name of the peak.

Peak Guides
HPS has one documented route to the peak. Route 1 is ¾ mile round trip with a total of 400' of gain, all cross-country.

Older Peak Guides (routes may no longer be legal or safe, use caution!): 1972, 1974, 1993, and 2001 Microsoft Word version.

Sorrell from Butterbredt
Photo by Mars Bonfire

Maps! Lots of maps!

Current Conditions
  • Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service
  • Gate status: These roads are usually gated in the winter. If in doubt, check with Kern River Ranger District - Lake Isabella Office of the Sequoia National Forest
  • Deer hunting season - "The season in Zone D-9 shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend for 30 consecutive days." For more information, visit the California Fish and Game Commission.
  • Sequoia National Forest Incidents (usually fires) from InciWeb
  • Adventure Passes are not currently (2011) required by Sequoia National Forest.

Trip Reports from our Archives

Emblems earned on Sorrell Peak
  • 6 June 1990 - Leslie Metcalfe, 100 Peaks Emblem #825
  • 13 October 1985 - George Pfeiffer, 200 Peaks Bar #208
  • 27 May 1984 - Betty Stirratt, First List Completion #90

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