Jawbone-Butterbredt Region

Page Type Page Type: Area/Range
Location Lat/Lon: 35.56640°N / 118.12611°W
Activities Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Canyoneering
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 7294 ft / 2223 m
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Onyx PeakOnyx Peak. 10-03-2009
This is the Jawbone-Butterbredt Region in the Southern Sierras. The region begins on the South side of Highway 178 at Walker Pass, and extends South to Highway 58. The majority of this range is high desert, and the elevation ranges from approximately 3000 feet to 7294 at the high point which is Scodie Peak.

Peaks in this region include:
Scodie Peak
Pinyon Peak
Onyx Peak
Skinner Peak
Wyleys Knob
Scodie Mountain
Mayan Peak
Pinyon Mountain
Gold Peak
Walbrecht Peak
Butterbredt Peak
Toms Hill
White Mountain
Cross Mountain
Chuckwalla Mountain
Blue Point

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) runs North to South through this range and is accessible from many points. Other points of interest include Bird Spring Pass, the Scodie Mountains, and Jawbone Canyon.
Butterbredt PeakButterbredt looking south.

Getting There

This region is bounded by the following roads:
North: Highway 178
South: Highway 58
East: Highway 14
West: Kelso Valley Road.

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This range lies within the Kiavah Wilderness, managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Much of this range is used for OHV recreational purposes. BLM information available here

For more information you can contact:

Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
3801 Pegasus Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 391-6000 Bureau of Land Management

Ridgecrest Field Office
300 S. Richmond Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-5400


Camping is permitted anywhere for up to 14 days, after which you need to move at least 25 miles. No permits or fees are required. Campsite are available at Walker Pass, and also at Jawbone Canyon.

Mountain Conditions

Hiking is primarily for Spring, Fall, and Winter, and the weather in this range can be extreme. During the summer it is very hot, during the winter the higher elevations get some snow, and wind can also be a factor in this region. Current weather conditions

Mayan PeakMayan Peak 12-26-2008

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Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 14, 2009 11:00 am - Hasn't voted


I believe the highpoint of the region you've described is Scodie Mtn, about 7-8mi northeast of Skinner.


KVHiker - Oct 22, 2009 11:52 pm - Hasn't voted

I have to agree.

I was thinking about making a Walker Pass Region and placing it there, but I think yours is a better idea as is it is South of 178.


tarol - Feb 9, 2011 1:14 pm - Voted 10/10


This wilderness area is jointly managed by the BLM and Sequoia National Forest.

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