Owens Peak

“If you are a climber, there is always another mountain.”
~Grey’s Anatomy



Owens Peak


LENGTH 4 miles round trip with 2815′ elevation gain about 5 hours hiking time
TRAIL HEAD elevation 5640’, Southern Sierra Nevada, Highway 14, Indian Wells Canyon, detailed description in Exploring the Southern Sierra: East Side T50
FUN FACTS The China Lake Mountain Rescue Group use the Owens Peak east ridge as a “playground” and have identified over 75 routes with difficulty ranging from easy Class 4 to 5.10.

Owens Peak - May 1, 2010

This is a great early season workout that rewards the climber with beautiful views of Owens Valley, Mount Jenkins, Kern River Valley, and north to the currently very snowy High Sierras. Our route left the trail head at the end of Indian Wells Canyon in the Southern Sierra Nevada and the beginning of Owens Peak Wilderness. The route is mostly on trail, but there are also many alternate cross-country routes to the top. After an awesome day we celebrated with sodas at the Indian Wells Brewing Company on Highway 14.

For the virtual panoramic view from the summit of Owens Peak view the video below.

One Comment

  1. Great quote! It is so true 🙂 Looks like the Owens Peak climb was a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

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