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01B

Bohna Peak

6760'
(UTM 559584)

Location: Kern County, about 9 miles west of Kernville, 180 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Kern County
Forest Service: Sequoia National Forest
USGS Topo: Tobias Peak 7½, Alta Sierra 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Nearby Peaks: Sunday Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

Distance: 3 miles round trip on use trail and cross-country
Gain: 1400'
Time: 2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: John Backus, 1974

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From Lake Isabella (city) drive north on SR 155 for 7.0 miles to where it turns left in Wofford Heights. Turn left.
  • Drive 7.7 miles farther to Greenhorn Summit. This is the turnoff point for Sunday Peak, Split Mountain and Black Mountain #5. Continue straight on SR 155.
  • Drive 5.8 miles farther to a dirt road 24S07 on the right. Turn right.
  • Drive 2.0 miles to a jeep road on the right. Park near here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (5480'), follow the jeep road east. It soon becomes a use trail.
  • Follow this use trail 1 1/2 miles to saddle 6480'.
  • Turn right (south) and ascend cross-country less 1/2 mile to the summit.

SPECIAL CONDITONS

Sandy Creek Canyon Road Gate (24S07) off of SR155 is seasonal. Call Greenhorn Ranger District at (760) 379-5646 for road condition and gate closure information.

If you are hiking 24S07, the old jeep road is 0.1 mile past a sharp turn west. If you reach McFarland Creek (gully) you have gone 0.2 mile too far.


Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

Distance: 4 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 2000'
Time: 3-4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Moderate

Original: John Backus, 1985

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • From Lake Isabella (city) drive north on SR 155 for 7.0 miles to where it turns left in Wofford Heights. Turn left.
  • Continue on SR 155 to Cedar Creek Campground on the right. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the campground (4800'), hike upstream along the canyon for more than 1/4 mile.
  • After climbing past two waterfalls and then past a large pool above them, begin looking on the west side of the stream for a use trail.
  • Take the use trail, which zigzags through brush to gain the east ridge of Bohna Peak.
  • Continue west along this ridge to the summit.

ALTERNATE ROUTE

Bohna can be climbed from a trail junction near Sunday Peak. The Sunday Peak Route 2 guide describes this route.

Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.


Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 5-August-2008
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