USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Kern County, about 5 miles west of Tehachapi, 115 miles from Los Angeles
- Auto Club: Kern County
- USGS Topo: Keene 7½
explanation of usage
Nearby Peaks: Tehachapi Mountain
- Distance: 2.5 miles round trip on use trail and cross-country
- Gain: 1500'
- Time: 2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
- Route: Open, grassy slopes
- Access: The trailhead is located on a public street in a
subdivision. It is one of several possible starting
points that provide access to the mountain through undeveloped
Original: Carleton Shay, 1991
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, Valley Blvd. This is the turnoff for
Tehachapi Mountain. Turn right (west).
- At 2.6 miles, Woodford-Tehachapi Road. Turn right (north).
- At 4.1 miles, Country Club Drive, opposite an abandoned golf course.
Turn left (west) into the subdivision.
- Go 3 blocks, then right on Mariposa.
- Go 3 blocks, then left on Quail Springs Road.
- Continue up Quail Springs Road about 1 mile, almost to the end of
the street. Park at a horse trail on the north side of the street
about 150' northeast of house #21800.
There is a large oak tree at the start of the horse trail.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4180'), walk 50 meters up the trail and cross
a barbed wire fence placed to keep cattle out of the subdivision. Continue
hiking northwest around the left side of the rocky knoll and to the right
of a gully, then climb north to the top of the ridge.
- As you ascend the ridge, note features in the subdivision behind
you to provide "aiming points" for the return. This may avoid
the embarrassment of having to ask directions to your vehicle after
you exit through developed parcels.
- Continue along the ridge northwest, then west, toward bump 5640'+ just
south of the summit. Contour north past a shallow saddle and on easily to