Bohna Peak

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Mountain/Rock
Location:
California, United States, North America
Activities:
Hiking, Mountaineering
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall
Elevation:
6788 ft / 2069 m
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Bohna Peak
Created On: Aug 11, 2009
Last Edited On: Mar 23, 2010

Overview

This hike is 3.5 miles round trip with 2000 feet of elevation gain. There is one section that is .4 miles with an elevation gain of about 1100 feet. If you are going in the summer then I recommend going in the morning or late afternoon as it can pretty warm at this elevation (4800-6800').

The hike starts at Cedar Creek Campground near the Greenhorn Summit heading Northeast through the campground. You will be on a trail that stays with the creek for about 1/2 mile, and if the season is right you will see ladybugs.
Bohna Peak 06-21-2008These ladybugs were next to Cedar Creek on the trail near the Cedar Creek Campground.06-21-2008

You have to keep crossing the creek as you walk, but it is really nice and it is easy to keep dry with some easy rock hopping.
Bohna Peak 06-21-2008The Scenic Cedar Creek. 06-21-2008

At that point just less than a 1/2 mile from the start you turn Northwest up the very steep slope, and onto the ridge that ascends Northwest. If you turn too early you will be in very dense bushwhacking so go back or traverse below the bushes until you get a break. If you turn too late you will see a canyon open up to the Northwest (if this happens then come back down the trail a little, and then climb the slope). Simply put if you stay on the ridge you will stay in nice clearings and out of the bushes.
Bohna Peak 11-29-2008The climb is steep. 2000 feet in just over a mile.

From this point it is a steep climb (about 2000 feet in just over a mile). If you stay on the ridge in the clearings and just keep going up you will reach the summit. You start in some clearings, and then the trees get pretty dense, and there is a series of false summits. The register is in a pile of rocks at the top.
Bohna Peak 06-21-2008Bohna Peak (6788') 06-21-2008


It seems to me that most of the people in the register had come down to Bohna from Sunday Peak.


Getting There

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 the sand shed on the Greenhorn Summit drive West approximately 3.25 miles where you will see the campground on the Northeast & Southwest sides of the street. You will be hiking Northeast so it's probably better to park on that side.


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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

Camping

Evans Flat, Alder Creek, Rancheria Rd. & Cedar Creek.

Camping & other lodging is also available in nearby Lake Isabella, Kernville, and Wofford Heights.

The Cedar Creek campground would be the best bet as it is also the trailhead.

External Links

Weather from the National Weather Service

Webcams

Lake Isabella Online

Seasons & Conditions

Season: Access there is normally limited to May through October.






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