Tehachapi Mountain Peak is a delightful hike that is approximately 5 miles in length, round trip. The hike almost entirely amongst the many pine and oak trees along the trail. It has an elevation gain of nearly 2 thousand feet, so this is NOT an easy hike by any means. The trail is well maintained, but because of the elevation gain, it isn't for the coach potato as it can be strenuous enough to take your breath away. If you are a hiker that gets out once or twice a year, please this hike is not for you.
After the hike, which should take no longer than 3 hours, I am going to an amazing German Bakery called Kohnens 125 W. Tehachapi Blvd. #D for a sandwich and maybe for some homemade bread and am inviting all that want to come, the more the merrier.
From Bakersfield or Mojave, take highway 58 to the town of Tehachapi. Exit at highway 202 (exit 148) and head south on what turns out to be Tucker Road. At about 2 miles Tucker intersects Highline Road. Turn right, then continue about a mile further to Water Canyon Road (left turn). Both turns are signed for Tehachapi Mountain Park, which is where you’re heading. Continue on Water Canyon Road to the park entrance. After that, keep right at forks until you reach the end of the road, approximately seven miles from the freeway. Park at or near the road end in a campground near the toilets
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