trail locations for Tehachapi, California

Inclines are hard, my 9 year old dog took few breaks, but it is a beautiful trail.

Great place for a hike. Trails are well marked, kept and wide. The views and fresh forest smell are just perfect. I also liked that there was a few people hiking, not too many but not completely isolated either in case of emergency. I would do it again.

on Black Mountain

26 days ago

hard...hill the whole way..worth the pain..pack a lunch u will be there a long time..take walking stick coming back rocks unstable. .if ur not experienced like me huh wait..until u have a few major hikes under ur belt..

Challenging hike! Great views compared to other hikes close to the Bakersfield area.

This trail is harder than moderate. It inclines most of the way up. The last quarter mile or so to the peak is a steep, difficult incline. The hike is still amazing although the view from the peak leaves much to be desired. I would definitely do this one again. Don't forget to sign the hikers journal to the right of the trail just before the county line ends!


love the view and the hike!! best I've ever Hiked so far!

I hiked the mountain five times this year. My last trip I put an ammo can up there with a journal in it. The can is on county property just short of the top but close enough. Everyone is welcome to put there name or nickname in the journal with a few words. Enjoy what we have to share. We are fortunate to have this opportunity.

2 months ago

I took a sunset hike tonight. Didn't quite make the top because the sun was going down, but it was beautiful! one section towards the beginning is mountain goat steep! the rest is pretty moderate.

Great trail! The last mile or so is pretty steep, so be prepared for that. Trekking poles will help during the steep ascent and descent. Also, if you're not used to the elevation, you'll be working to breathe.


3 months ago

Great for getting out and doing something like having a picnic. Very dry though.

The last .88 mile is very steep!

Unexpectedly steep, I've lived here 20 something years and this is the first time I've done this. Maybe a little sore. Gonna have to do it again though.

excellent weather&views

Strenuous uphill hike, lots of fine top soil towards the very steep top, hard to get footing even on the way down. But, it is beautiful up there. Lots of stink bugs and lizards. Not a lot of places to rest.

Great, steep at first but the views and scenery make up for it.. Fairly gradual but get here early morning. Would do this one again for sure

4 months ago