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Bohna Peak Morning Hike

  • Aug 21, 2011 · 8:00 AM
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Hiking Category:

This hike is easily accessible from Bakersfield. It is short but strenuous in places due to the intense elevation gain. There is a brief class 1 section at the beginning, and then it turns into class 2 as we hike towards the summit.


We are meeting at the Cedar Creek Campground at 8:00AM [masked], [masked]).   Click here for more directions and information. You can also use Google Maps (1. Copy and paste the coordinates into the search bar. 2. Click on directions. 3. Type in your address ). It will give you directions from your home to the trailhead. If you haven't been there before then be sure to allow some extra time to locate it.

Hiking Plan:

We are meeting at the campground, and then heading northeast along the creek for about a quarter mile. If we are lucky then the ladybugs will be out by the millions near the creek, and that is interesting to see and photograph. After that we begin walking northeast up the side of Bohna Peak (6788'). The elevation gain in this section is very intense, so be prepared and bring lots of water as it may be hot. The trees are also very dense in this section, and the undergrowth can be high in places so wear gaiters. We will stay together, and maintain an easy pace with frequent breaks. In a short time we will reach the summit of Bohna Peak [masked], [masked]). We will probably sit around for awhile, and then make our way back down which takes a surprisingly short period of time as long as we go the right way. The whole hike is 3.8 miles with an elevation gain of 1975 feet.

If you are interested then we can also have lunch at a picnic table there after the hike. It is a beautiful place.

Though it is not always easy to predict, this hike should take between 3 and 4 hours so we should be driving home by 12:00 or 12:30 after lunch. We should all be home in the early afternoon after a fun morning in the mountains.

More information about Bohna Peak is located here at Summitpost.

Sierra Club information about Bohna Peak.

Class What?

It is important that we all understand the rating system that organizers use on their hikes. For my hikes I generally use something close to the Yosemite Decimal System. I have seen many different versions of this system, and many are adamant that their version is the right version and etc.. The best description I have seen of the five classes that seems to encompass the most general idea may be found at under ‘Five Classes of Climbing Difficulty’ ( click here ).

*** 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 River Valley Hiking Club - Tulare-Kern Peakbags & Hikes from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

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  • Andrew W.

    This was a good hike. Good way to evaluate what I can do from now on. Nice to meet Nathan as well.

    August 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Picked an inopportune time to start the GAPS diet. Had zero energy and had to skip least I got to experience through those beautiful photos! See ya next time!

    August 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a fun hike, it was great to meet Andrew, and the weather was fabulous. The forest was as amazing as ever, Cedar Creek was incredible, and there were literally millions of ladybugs. The hike up to Bohna Peak is always fantastic, and this time was no exception.

    August 21, 2011

  • Alice

    I have done this hike and for any novice hikers, I recommend that you bring hiking poles. The steep hill is a lot easier with the poles, both up and down. You may have a difficult time if you have no poles.

    August 11, 2011

  • Kellyanne R.

    Look forward to meeting you too, Natalie! :)

    August 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Nathan! I gave the info to my friend. I look forward to meeting everyone on the 21st!

    1 · August 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Nathan, I shared the MeetUp with a couple friends and one asked if the trail is dog friendly...i tried to find info online, but couldn't....any insight?

    August 10, 2011

  • Kellyanne R.

    Hey Nathan, I think there might be a typo, but in the directions section it says to meet at 12:00pm. It's 8AM, correct?

    August 9, 2011

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