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Onyx Peak #2


Onyx Peak #2 is located in Kern County, about 14 miles east of Lake Isabella City, 180 miles from Los Angeles. It is on BLM land. Onyx Peak #2 was added to the HPS Peak List in 1968. See the Summit Signature for more history and some background about the name of the peak.

Peak Guides
HPS has one current documented route to the peak. Route 1 is 4 miles round trip with a total of 2300' of gain, almost entirely steep cross country.

Older Peak Guides (routes may no longer be legal or safe, use caution!): 1972, 1974, 1992, and Microsoft Word version from 2003.

Onyx from near the trailhead
Photo by Janet Howell

Maps! Lots of maps!

Current Conditions
  • Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service
  • Gate status: The cable that blocks the road at the cattle guard is sometimes down or missing. It may or may not be OK to drive in further. If in doubt, check with the BLM Bakersfield Field Office, 661-391-6000.
  • Status of State Route 178 from Caltrans
  • Deer hunting season - "The season in Zone D-9 shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend for 30 consecutive days." For more information, visit the California Fish and Game Commission.
  • Adventure Passes are not currently (2011) required by the BLM.

Trip Reports from our Archives

Emblems earned on Onyx Peak #2
  • 10 February 1980 - Edna Erspamer, 100 Peaks Emblem #567
  • 28 January 1990 - Paula Peterson, 100 Peaks Emblem #812
  • 10 June 1990 - Luella Fickle, Second List Completion #21
  • 13 April 1991 - Al Craun, 200 Peaks Bar #285
  • 30 October 1994 - Gwendolyn Hembrock, 100 Peaks Emblem #921
  • 23 November 1996 - Charlie Knapke, First Leadership List Completion #4
  • 1 April 2007 - Pat Arredondo, 100 Peaks Pathfinder Emblem #44
  • 20 January 2013 - Bill Simpson, 2000 Peaks Emblem #7

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