Pinyon Peak ( 6805’ )
Location: Kern County, about 11 miles east of the
town of Weldon,
153 miles from Los Angeles
Date : Nov 06,
2019 09:36 ~ 15:34 ( 5h 58m )
Course : Pinyon Jack Trailhead
( 4820’ ) ~ Jacks Creek ( 10:27 ) ~ Summit ( 12:36; 6805’ ) ~
Jacks Creek (
14:56 ) ~ Trailhead ( 15:34; 7.6 Miles; 2950’ Gain )
With : Sierra Club HPS
Distance: 7.6 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 2950' total, 2500' out plus 450' on return
Time: 6 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
DRIVING ROUTE 3
SR 14 to Mojave.
north on SR 14 to the intersection with SR 178 (Freeman Junction).
your odometer and turn left (west) on SR 178.
8.2 miles, cross Walker Pass.
9.2 miles, pass Walker Pass Campground.
9.7 miles, a warning sign (on the right side of the road) about a school
bus stop in 500 feet. Park here or on the west side of the road.
HIKING ROUTE 3
the west side of the highway, find the beginning of the Pinyon Jack Trail
(4820'). Follow this trail (vague in places) for about a mile. It crosses
over a saddle (5020'+) then goes down to Jacks Creek.
right (north) and briefly follow the stream. It narrows a bit and usually
can be easily crossed.
the stream and hike up the ridge you can see to the northwest. Follow the
ridge about 2 miles to the summit.