Split Mountain ( 6835’ )
Location: Kern County, about 3 miles northwest of Wofford
175 miles from Los
Date : Nov 17, 2019 07:19 ~ 14:32 ( 7h 13m )
Trailhead ( 07:19; 6000’ ) ~ Base
of Split Mountain ( 09:30; 5720’ ) ~ Summit ( 11:02; 4 Miles; 6835’; 1500’ Gain
) ~ Base of Split Mountain ( 12:18; 5720’ ) ~ Trailhead ( 14:32; 8 Miles; 6000’;
2400’ Gain )
With : Sierra Club HPS 6 Members (
Leader : Peter & Ignacia Doggett, Jinoak Chung )
DRIVING ROUTE 1
Sylmar rideshare point, go north on I-5 to SR 99.
north 24.5 miles on SR 99 to SR 58.
east 7.1 miles on SR 58 to Weedpatch Highway (SR 184).
4.3 miles north on SR 184 to SR 178. Please note: SR 184 goes right (east)
at a stop sign 1.7 miles from SR 58.
33.5 miles east on SR 178 to the intersection of SR 178 and SR 155. This
road is scenic as it follows the Kern River, but is very winding.
you can reach the intersection of SR 178 and SR 155 from Walker Pass
(please refer to your AAA map). This route is about 20 miles longer from
Sylmar, but the road is not as winding and those traveling from the east
might find it shorter.
the intersection of SR 178 and SR 155 in the town of Lake Isabella, go
north on SR 155 for 7.0 miles to where SR 155 turns left in the town of
Wofford Heights. Turn left.
uphill on SR 155 for 7.7 miles to Greenhorn Summit.
right onto 24S15 (dirt). Note your odometer and go as follows:
1.2 miles, a fork to the right. Turn right on 25S16. (This is the turnoff
for Sunday Peak.)
2.8 miles, a fork at a saddle. This is Black Mountain Saddle. This is the
parking area for Black Mountain #5. Keep left.
3.2 miles 2WD vehicles should park. High clearance vehicles can go another
2 miles, to an old road on the right, with a large parking area on the
left, a remnant of a timber cutting operation.
HIKING ROUTE 1
the 2WD parking area, hike north along the road to the 4WD parking area (2
east on an old logging road, which becomes very overgrown, to the saddle
at 6300' just above Cane Spring.
the ridge east over three small bumps and down into a saddle at 5720'+.
here climb up to the summit following a use trail.
to the summit along a ducked class 2 route.