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Mount Jenkins Five Peak Day Hike




Amazing view from Morris Peak!



Hiking Category

This is a class 1 and 2 hike for intermediate and advanced level hikers ( sorry no beginners on this one please ). This hike is 14.5 miles with an elevation gain of 3800 feet. We will climb 4 or 5 peaks featuring two fantastic Sierra Club HPS peaks. We are hoping for a sunny day with wildflowers on the slopes. If you are interested in attending then please add yourself to the waiting list for approval. We may ask you some questions prior to approval to assess your prior hiking experience and etc.. This isn't an attempt to hassle you we are merely attempting to make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into.


Walker Pass Weather


Hiking Plan

We will be carpooling/carvanning from the Sierra Gateway in South Lake at 7:30 so we will be at the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and Highway 178 (Walker Pass) and be hiking by 8:00am.

  • We will hike north on the PCT to the Morris Peak turnoff (6585') [masked],[masked]).


  • We will hike to Morris Peak (7215')[masked], [masked]).


  • We will hike down the north side of Morris to the PCT on the Morris/Jenkins saddle (6530'). (5 miles to this point with 2000 feet of elevation gain).


  • We will hike on the PCT past the plaque [masked], [masked]) to the Jenkins Turnoff (6950') [masked],[masked]). (This section is 2 miles with an elevation gain of 525 feet).


  • Hike on the use trail to Mount Jenkins (7921') [masked], [masked]) and back to the PCT. ( This section is 1.25 miles RT with 975 ft of elevation gain. )


  • Hike back to Walker Pass, and do Proposal Peak (6529')[masked],[masked]) and Peak 6350' [masked], [masked]) on our way out. ( This section is 6.3 miles with an elevation gain of 300 feet. ) We might also add Walker Peak before Proposal (6960') [masked], [masked]).


Hylton Hiker on Mount Jenkins. 04-23-2011.





This should be an awesome day of hiking.



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 that Kern River Valley Hiking Club events involve risks, and could result in injury, illness, death, and damage or loss of property. The dangers include but are not limited to: the hazards of traveling in remote areas without medical services or care, the forces of nature, the inherent dangers involved in participation in sports, wilderness travel, and social activities, and the negligent actions of other persons or agencies.  You agree to freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards.  You 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.

*** PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY *** No one in the group is a guide or in any way responsible for your comfort or safety. Please be prepared with adequate gear and supplies for the trip. Please remember that going out into wilderness has risks associated with it and you should be aware and prepared to address any changes in weather, road conditions or to look out for/avoid random acts of nature, including insects, wild animals and natural hazards. It is your responsibility to evaluate the difficulty of any activity you participate in, and decide whether you are prepared by having the experience, skill, knowledge, equipment, and the physical and emotional stamina to safely participate.


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  • Tony S.

    Great group, and good to see some faces not seen in a while! Special note, check out the Joshua Trees this year, "Joshua trees are truly spectacular this year, with large numbers of blooms per tree. " Joshua Tree NP Both directions from Walker Pass were excellent examples!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Dave

    3/5 EPIC DAY!!!

    April 20, 2013

  • Matthew

    Awesome 5 peak day.

    April 20, 2013

  • Taira

    It was a 5 peak awesome day!!

    April 20, 2013

  • Paul

    2/5 peaks was epic.....for me, anyway.

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Kerry

    Thanks, Nathan! It was delightful!!!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Gina

    I had a BLAST today! Met new people and the hiking was wonderful...even though I didn't do the Bushwacking Peaks :-)

    2 · April 20, 2013

  • Brad B.

    I am at the Denny's in Mojave fueling up for today's hike. Got plenty of time.

    April 20, 2013

  • Tony S.

    Scott and I will be stopping at the Mesa Marin Chevron at 6:00 am. I'll be driving my black Tundra and have room for 2 more. Hopefully the Fishing Derby won't slow traffic down too much. Two hours should be ample time to get to Walker Pass from the Chevron.

    April 19, 2013

    • Tom A.

      I will meet you there Tony

      April 19, 2013

  • Tom B.

    Hi group - I am going to hike out of IWV Canyon. I have a line on the wreckage shown in the photo of Ruby's east side hiking. That will put me on the side of Mt. Jenkins. I may see you on the summit after my plane wreckage excursion.

    April 19, 2013

  • Paul

    I hopefully will be at Mesa around 0600, if not I'll drive to South Lake alone.

    April 19, 2013

  • Paul

    I'd LIKE to make it up one peak.....let alone 5.

    2 · April 19, 2013

  • Kerry

    Hi folks, if anyone living in the Kern River Valley area wants to do some trail angel-ing, a PCT-thru hiker -- who is now in Lake Isabella that I gave a ride to the trail head last weekend in Tehachapi -- needs a ride back to the PCT at Walker Pass tomorrow a.m., (right where we are going to be). His trail name is TrailHacker Tony. His phone number is[masked]-4212. I told him I would ask my hiking club since we were going to be in the area and some of you live in that area and could maybe give him a ride on your way. Just putting it out there. Thanks, Kerry

    April 19, 2013

  • Shannon

    Really wanted to do this, but recently found out that a friend I haven't seen in over 20 yrs will be in town Sat.....just can't miss catching up. Have a great time on the trail.

    April 19, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    Sorry, i now have a conflict. Have a great trip.

    April 17, 2013

  • Paul

    I'd like to carpool with someone from Chevron, of course.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • ML

    sorry. change of plans again. I am taking my grandkids camping!

    April 13, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    "We may ask you some questions prior to approval to assess your prior hiking experience and etc.. "

    OK: On 4/3/13, I hiked up the Remington Ridge Trail & made Lightner Peak in about 4 hrs, 45 minutes. Made it back down in 3 hrs.

    April 11, 2013

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