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02D

Onyx Peak #2

5244'

Location: Kern County, about 14 miles east of Lake Isabella City, 180 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

Distance: 4 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 2300'
Time: 4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 2, moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions

Original: Al Campbell, November 1972

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From Los Angeles take SR 14 through Mojave to the Walker Pass Road (SR 178). Turn left (west).
  • Go about 29 miles to the Kelso Creek Road on the left. Turn left.
  • Go 2.8 miles to the Short Canyon Road (unsigned) on the left which is just before a white fence on the left. Turn left.
  • Go 1/4 mile to a cattle guard barred by a locked cable, with a BLM sign "Short Canyon Road". Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (2930'), pass the gate and go up the road toward the stone water tank.
  • From here head due north up either an obvious gully or the wide ridge just to its right to a shallow saddle at the top of the ridge at about 4800'.
  • Turn right and follow the ridge northeast to the ridge split at 5160'.
  • Then go left (north) about 200 yards to the main summit, going around to the right, then up, following a route that is probably ducked.

NOTE

Scodie Mountain, Pinyon Peak, Onyx Peak #2, and Skinner Peak lie in the Kiavah Wilderness which is bounded on the south by the road over Bird Spring Pass and on the north by SR 178 and Walker Pass. On Onyx, you enter the Wilderness near the gate. Don't drive beyond the (usually closed) gate.

It is also possible to drive to this point from the south via Jawbone and Kelso Canyons. This enables you to combine this peak with others in area 2, such as Mayan Peak.


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


Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 30-December-2005
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