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03E

Tehachapi Mountain

7960'+

Location: Kern County, about 6 miles south-southwest of Tehachapi, 113 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Kern County
USGS Topo: Tehachapi South 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage (Older version)

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

Distance: 4.4 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 2000'
Time: 3-4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate

Original: Al Campbell, January 1974

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From Mojave, drive northwest on SR 58 about 21 miles to exit 148, the third Tehachapi off-ramp. It is labeled "Correctional Institution" and is SR 202 west.
  • Note your odometer as the exit ramp crosses the freeway, and continue generally southwards on what becomes Tucker Road.
  • At 1.1 miles, cross Valley Blvd. This is the turnoff for Black Mountain #3.
  • At 2.2 miles, an intersection with Highline Road. Turn right (west).
  • At 3.5 miles, Water Canyon Road on the left. Turn left (south).
  • At 5.7 miles, entrance to Tehachapi Mountain Park.
  • Continue through the park to the end of the road, keeping right at each fork, to a parking area at site 49 near some restrooms. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (6000'), hike south up the slope to a road at 6300'.
  • Turn right on this road and follow it past several switchbacks to its end on the ridge at 7000' near a pile of light gray rock.
  • From here follow the ridge south to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 4.4 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 2000'
Time: 3-4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate

Original: Wayne Bannister, May 2012

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • From Mojave, drive northwest on SR 58 about 21 miles to exit 148, the third Tehachapi off-ramp. It is labeled "Correctional Institution" and is SR 202 west.
  • Note your odometer as the exit ramp crosses the freeway, and continue generally southwards on what becomes Tucker Road.
  • At 1.1 miles, cross Valley Blvd. This is the turnoff for Black Mountain #3.
  • At 2.2 miles, an intersection with Highline Road. Turn right (west).
  • At 3.5 miles, Water Canyon Road on the left. Turn left (south).
  • At 5.7 miles, entrance to Tehachapi Mountain Park.
  • Continue through the park to the end of the road, keeping right at each fork, to a parking area at site 49 near some restrooms. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (6000'), hike back down the road (east) to a gully.
  • At the gully take the trail on the left marked Tehachapi Trail until you reach a dirt road.
  • Continue on the dirt road going west until it intersects a second dirt road going east. Continue on the dirt road going east until it slopes downward and look for a faint trail going up from the road.
  • Follow the trail up as it crosses a large a gully and switch backs up the ridge line.
  • The trail terminates at a meadow. Cross the meadow and follow a dirt road until it starts downward.
  • Leave the road and follow the ridge until reaching a high point at 7655'. This is the intersection with route 1.
  • From here follow the ridge south on Route 1 to the summit.

NOTES

The peak is actually on private property just outside the southern boundary of the Tehachapi Mountain Park.

HISTORICAL NOTES

This peak has also been known as Woodys Peak.

History of Summit Signature

Climbing Archives

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 12-October-2012
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