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Pinyon Peak


Pinyon Peak is located in Kern County, about 11 miles east of the town of Weldon, 153 miles from Los Angeles. It is in Sequoia National Forest and Kiavah Wilderness. Pinyon Peak 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 two current documented routes to the peak. Route 1 is 5 miles round trip with a total of 3100' of gain, almost entirely cross country, with some brush. Route 3 (Route 2 has been withdrawn due to private property concerns) is 7.6 miles round trip, 2950' total gain. To reach the peak, it follows the Pinyon Jack Trail for a mile, crosses a creek, and then follows a reasonably brush-free ridge to the summit.

Older Peak Guides (routes may no longer be legal or safe, use caution!): 1993, Microsoft Word version from 2003, and 2004.

Approaching Pinyon Peak
Photo by Janet Howell

Maps! Lots of maps!

Current Conditions

Trip Reports from our Archives

Emblems earned on Pinyon Peak
  • 8 November 1993 - Claire E. McQuillian, 200 Peaks Bar #311
  • 14 October 1989 - Frank Goodykoontz, 200 Peaks Leadership Emblem #3

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