VIEW THIS HIKE!
ELEVATION GAIN 2215’
ROUND TRIP MILES/TIME approx. 4 miles – snowshoe 3 1/2 hours RT – hiking 2 hours RT
TRAIL HEAD Campsite 34, Tehachapi Mountain Park, 6 miles southwest of Tehachapi
BEAUTY 5/10 (According to ME!)
DIFFICULTY 4/5 (best training mountain around)
FUN FACTS Tehachapi Mountain is the tallest mountain in the Tehachapi Mountain range. The name “Tehachapi” evolved from a Kawaiisu Indian word (or maybe more than one, similar-sounding word?), possibly meaning something like “hard to climb”. I personally think this is true!
Tehachapi Mountain, the BEAST is a mountain never to be underestimated! Just when you think you are in great shape it will humble the soul and kick your butt with at least 3 false summits (some have recorded 5-10)! I am a devotee of this mountain. It offers a short but steep and pleasant hike up through a scenic Jeffery Pine and White Fir forest. It is high enough to be feasible year-round, not too hot in the summer and an awesome snowshoe/ski in the winter! I attribute a good portion of my success in backpacking and climbing to this training ground.
And for those of you that would like the virtual experience of reaching the summit of Tehachapi Mountain under snow during the winter, view the video below.