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Greenhorn Summit

 
Greenhorn Summit

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.73806°N / 118.55671°W

Object Title: Greenhorn Summit

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 8295 ft / 2528 m

 

Page By: KVHiker

Created/Edited: Aug 10, 2009 / Mar 23, 2010

Object ID: 539389

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Overview

 
Baker Meadow
This is the scenic Baker Meadow which is also a good place to hike up to Baker Peak. 07-04-2008.

The Greenhorn Summit is located in Southern California about an hour Northeast of Bakersfield. The North-South running range has a variety of peaks, trails, and also a ski resort named Alta Sierra. The Greenhorn summit is also a popular mountain biking and OHV area.

A general estimate of the range would be from Woodward Peak (South) to Parker Pass on the North near Johnsondale. Some of the peaks include Woodward Peak, Red Mountain, Shirley Peak, Cooks Peak, Unal Peak, Cane Peak, Black Mountain, Split Mountain, Bohna Peak, Sunday Peak, Portuguese Peak, Panorama Peak, Peel Peak, Sugarloaf Mountain, Bull Run Peak, Tobias Peak & Lookout, Baker Peak, and Baker Point & Lookout.

There are also a significant number of meadows including Frog Meadow, Packsaddle Meadow, Speas Meadow, French Joe Meadow, Powder Horn Meadow, Pup Meadow, Bear Meadow, Double Bunk Meadow, Holey Meadow, Parker Meadow, Upper Parker Meadow,Soldier Meadow, Horse Meadow, Poison Meadow, Bull Run Meadow, Tyler Meadow, Dry Meadow, Baker Meadow, Portuguese Meadow, and more.

 
Greenhorn Summit
 


 
Frog Meadow 08-09-2008
This is Frog Meadow near Frog Meadow Campground on the Greenhorn Summit. 08-09-2008. Be sure to stop by and check out Tobias Lookout.

 
Panorama Campground 06-29-2008
Panorama campground usually has lots of free sites available.

 
Packsaddle Grove 06-28-2008
Ancient Giant Sequoia Groves and Plush Meadows. Packsaddle Grove & Meadow 06-28-2008.

 
Clover Meadow 06-28-2008
Clover Meadow. 06-28-2008.

Getting There

 
Lake Isabella
Lake Isabella and surrounding areas from Split Mountain on November 29th, 2008.

From Wofford Heights take SR 155, 7.7 miles to Greenhorn Summit.

~I-5 North to Bakersfield, exit 178 east. Go to Lake Isabella and exit on SR155, follow signs to Wofford Heights.

~From Ridgecrest, Hwy 14 to 178 west, follow signs to Kernville, then go west on 155 to Wofford Heights.

~From 99 southbound, take 155 east to Greenhorn Summit, turn left on 24S15.

~It is also possible to take Rancheria Road from Highway 178 in Rio Bravo near Bakersfield though it is a dirt road for much of the way.

~From Springville take 190 through Quaking Aspen to Western Divide Highway.

~From 99 take avenue 56 near Earlimart East. Turn left past California Hot Springs.

~From Kernville go North on Mountain 99 through Johnsondale to Parker Pass Drive.


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Red Tape

This is not a wilderness area, so permits are not required.

Greenhorn Ranger District
4875 Ponderosa Drive
P.O. Box 3810
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
(760) 379-5646

Tule River Ranger District
32588 Highway 190
Springville, CA 93265
(559) 539-2607

External Links

Fire Lookouts of Sequoia National Forest

Trees of Kern County

Lake Isabella Online

Webcam. Sunday Peak from Tobias Peak.

Trails

Camping

Camping is allowed. Campfire permit required for campfires. Lots of campgrounds in the area including Evans Flat, Alder Creek, Cedar Creek, Davis Camp, Rancheria Rd., Panorama, Rhymes Campground, Frog Meadow, Holey Meadow, Redwood Meadow, & Long Meadow campgrounds.

Hotel accommodations are available in nearby Lake Isabella, Kernville, and Wofford Heights.

Seasons & Conditions

Weather at Johnsondale

Sequoia National Forest current conditions

Additions and Corrections

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tarolTwo corrections

tarol

Voted 10/10

Tule River Ranger District has been renamed - now it's the Western Divide RD



Also, you do not need a campfire permit when having a campfire within a developed campground. You only need them for dispersed or remote area camping. Here's a link to get one online.



Posted Feb 9, 2011 1:18 pm

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Images

Lake Isabella The Greenhorn SummitGreenhorn SummitPanorama Campground 06-29-2008Packsaddle Grove 06-28-2008Clover Meadow 06-28-2008Baker Meadow
Frog Meadow 08-09-2008