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PCT: CA Section F - Tehachapi Pass to Walker Pass

Kern County, California



83.69 miles

Elevation Gain

15377 ft

Route Type



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PCT: CA Section F - Tehachapi Pass to Walker Pass is a challenging section of the Pacific Crest Trail located in Kern County, California. This 83.69-mile stretch is known for its diverse terrain, ranging from arid desert landscapes to high mountain passes. The trail begins at Tehachapi Pass and ends at Walker Pass, with an elevation gain of approximately 15,377 feet. Key landmarks along the trail include the wind farms near Tehachapi Pass, the expansive views from the high ridges of Piute Mountain, and the unique rock formations in the Scodie Mountains. The trail also crosses several rivers and streams, providing reliable water sources for hikers. Hikers should be prepared for the trail's difficulty, as it includes steep climbs and descents, and can be hot and dry in the summer months. It's recommended to carry plenty of water and sun protection. There are several established camping spots along the trail, and resupply options are available in the towns of Tehachapi and Lake Isabella.
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