Chuckwalla Mountain is located in Kern County, about 16 miles north-northeast of
Mojave, 110 miles from Los Angeles. It located on BLM land next to
Chuckwalla Mountain was added to the HPS Peak List
See the Summit Signature for
more history and some background about the name of the peak.
HPS has three documented routes to the
peak. Route 1 is 4 miles round
trip with 1400' of gain, and ascends via a steep motorbike
track, and old road, and a use trail to the summit. The drive to the trailhead
can be a bit of a challenge.
Route 2 is more difficult: 8 miles
round trip, and 3100' total gain and includes road, interesting cross country,
and the inevitable (so near to Jawbone Canyon) motorbike track.
Route 3 is a challenging 5 miles round trip,
4200' gain, through remote canyons and along remote ridges with spectacular
views, before encountering a dirtbike track for the final approach.