Onyx Peak #2 ( 5244’ )
Location: Kern County, about 14 miles east of
Lake Isabella City, 180 miles from Los Angeles
Date : Oct 16,
2019 13:22 ~ 17:15 ( 3h 53m )
Trailhead ( 13:22;
2930’ ) ~ End of Flat Meadow ( 13:38; 0.6 Mile; 3310’ ) ~
Big Rock on the Slope
( 13:57; 0.9 Mile; 3860’ ) ~ End of the Steep Slope ( 14:58; 1.4 Mile;
4800’ ) ~ Ridge (
15:21; 1.7 Mile; 5150’ ) ~ Summit ( 15:30; 1.85 Mile; 5220’; 2225’ Gain ) ~
Trailhead ( 17:15; 3.7
Miles; 2930’; 2316’ Gain )
With : Sierra Club HPS
( Leaders : Sreedhar
Yetur, Bill Simpson, James Hagar; Jeff Buchholz )
DRIVING ROUTE 1
Los Angeles take SR 14 through Mojave to the Walker Pass Road (SR 178).
Turn left (west).
about 29 miles to the Kelso Creek Road on the left. Turn left.
2.8 miles to the Short Canyon Road (unsigned) on the left which is just
before a white fence on the left. Turn left.
1/4 mile to a cattle guard barred by a locked cable, with a BLM sign
"Short Canyon Road". Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
the parking area (2930'), pass the gate and go up the road toward the stone
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'.
right and follow the ridge northeast to the ridge split at 5160'.
go left (north) about 200 yards to the main summit, going around to the
right, then up, following a route that is probably ducked.