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02A

Lightner Peak

6430'

Location: Kern County, 6 miles southwest of Bodfish/Lake Isabella, 195 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Kern County
Forest Service: Sequoia National Forest
USGS Topo: Miracle Hot Springs 7½, Breckenridge Mtn 7½ shows access roads
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Nearby Peaks: Bald Eagle Peak

ROUTE 2

Distance: 10 miles round trip on motorcycle trail and cross-country
Gain: 4500'
Time: 8-10 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Navigation: Moderate
Route: Mostly trail through grassland and chaparral

Original: David Eisenberg, April 1997

DRIVING ROUTE 2

(Bakersfield approach)

(Walker Pass approach)

HIKING ROUTE 2

NOTES

There is a hot spring just below the parking area of Route 2. It can be reached via a use trail.

The endangered species Piute cypress, distinguishable from juniper by the soccer-ball seams on the berries, provides the shade in a clearing at 5000' and is also found near the stock fence at 5300'.