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Mayan Peak


Mayan Peak is located in Kern County, about 27 miles north of Mojave, 140 miles from Los Angeles. It located on BLM land near the Pacific Crest Trail and Sequoia National Forest. Mayan Peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1970. See the Summit Signature for more history and some background about the name of the peak.

Peak Guides
HPS has one documented route to the peak. Route 1 is 3 miles round trip with 1800' of gain, all cross-country, a sandy slog up and a fun scree slide down.

Older Peak Guides (routes may no longer be legal or safe, use caution!): 1973, 1992, and 2001 Microsoft Word version.

Sunset on Mayan
Photo by Wolf Leverich, 2004

Maps! Lots of maps!

Current Conditions
  • Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service
  • Gate status: This road is usually open all the winter, and is paved if you approach from the north (SR-178 to Kelso Valley Road).
  • 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 Mayan Peak
  • 12 September 1975 - Frank Goodykoontz, 200 Peaks Bar #104
  • 17 December 1989 - Kathy Day, 200 Peaks Bar #265
  • 11 March 1990 - Ray Wolfe, 100 Peaks Emblem #813
  • 14 February 1993 - Walia Ringeler, 200 Peaks Bar #302
  • 3 March 2007 - Pat Vaughn, 200 Peaks Bar #432

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