Tehachapi Mountain Peak

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, if you go all the way to the top. For those who aren't used to hiking moderate to strenuous hikes I recommend you go only to the base of the peak and than turn around. 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, we will be 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. We will be carpooling from Bakersfield and should be back sometime around 1 to 1:30. 

*** WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Kern Tulare Peak Baggers and Trail Hikers Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

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  • Cathy

    I had a great time and really enjoyed getting to know other members. It's so great to have this little gem in my backyard and I'll definitely be including it in my conditioning routine. Thanks Bill!

    August 26

  • Kent V.

    Great hike. Good elevation challenge. Good company, thanks Bill.

    August 26

  • Kent V.

    Great hike. Good elevation challenge. Good company, thanks Bill.

    August 26

  • Anis

    It was a great hike, Thank you Bill for organizing it and I look forward to doing more of these challenging trips

    August 25

    • Bill B.

      Thanks Anis and I do hope to see you on future hikes...

      August 25

  • Marty

    Great hike as usual and great company

    1 · August 25

  • Cathy B.

    This was a fun one all the way through and I will definitely go next time. Bill, thank you for your awesomeness as an organizer and for showing me that bakery that provided me with lunch for this day and the Whitney hike with 1/2 a sandwich!!! Great fellow hikers as always.

    1 · August 25

  • Gary M.

    First time for Debbie and I on this trail and its a keeper. Bill - thank you for organizing a great morning for all.

    3 · August 23

    • Bill B.

      Glad you and Debbie were able to join us and look forward to many more hikes in the future...

      1 · August 23

  • Greg S.

    What a hike: what a view: what an incredible adventure. Thanks Bill for organizing this hike; the weather was perfect. Also, the sandwiches where tasty... I look forward to do it again.

    1 · August 23

    • Bill B.

      Your welcome Greg...We will certainly do this hike again and hopefully many others in the near future.

      1 · August 23

  • Gina

    So awesome that Bill gathered up over 30 hikers today! Perfect weather for that grinding, steep thigh burning climb. Well worth it for a Rueben sandwich and German beer :-)

    2 · August 23

    • Bill B.

      It was great to see you and Shawn again today!

      August 23

  • Susan J.

    Bill you are a great organizer and guide

    1 · August 23

    • Bill B.

      Thanks you for the kind words Susan...

      August 23

  • Susan J.

    We had a huge group. The top of the trail was at 8100 ft. I had no problem with the altitude. Took it easy all the way because I did not want to stop. Down hill was hairy at the top but otherwise fine once on the larger road. I would love to do this again.

    2 · August 23

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    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting up with this great group!!!!

    3 · August 22

  • Glenn G.

    Is it true that marmots live on top of Tehachapi mountain?

    1 · August 17

    • Scott C.

      Glen, only because he plants them the night before.

      1 · August 21

    • Bill B.

      My hiking buddy Scott obviously has never seen a real marmot. Marmots are cute little critters. They are not plants!

      August 21

  • Cathy B.

    Thanks for putting this together Bill. A lot of us "beginners" have been itching to get out of town! I am really looking forward to it.

    2 · August 19

  • Cathy

    I understand that the summit is on private property and is closed......anyone know what the current status is?

    August 19

    • Bill B.

      The last quarter mile is on private property but hikers have been going to the summit anyway. I'll leave it to everyone to go the final quarter mile or not...

      August 19

  • Susan J.

    sounds fun I been wanting to do this one.. have no clue how to get there so will need to carpool.

    1 · August 17

    • ML

      Starbucks in Tehachapi?

      1 · August 18

    • Bill B.

      We are meeting at Starbucks on Weedpatch highway off highway 58 at 7:30

      1 · August 18

  • Kelly D.

    So sad I can't go. Sounds fun. Next time. I have a big family Bday party occurring at my home for my grandson . Can't miss that!

    August 18

  • Cathy

    What time do you anticipate meeting at the trailhead?

    August 17

    • Bill B.

      Since we will be leaving Starbucks around 7:30 we should be to the trailhead by 8:30

      August 17

  • Gary M.

    Bill - What is the weather like for this hike at this time of year? Is it windy and cold?

    August 17

    • Bill B.

      High in Tehachapi this Saturday is 86. It should be tee shirt and shorts hiking weather...Probably in the high seventies for the hike. Certainly, cooler than Bakersfield!

      1 · August 17

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