Tehachapi Mountain Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tehachapi, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.8 miElevation gain1,994 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingViewswild-flowersWildlifeScrambleSnow
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Note: The last quarter-mile up to the actual peak on private property.

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Aimee Bogle
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Hiking

Trail was excellent! The last .8 miles to the peak is vertical ice, so I wouldn’t recommend attempting this section without spikes.

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Sebastien Elliott
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perfect amount of snow for my first time solo snow hiking

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Tony Phan
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Richard Morosa
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Hiking

Great trail - hardly any snow - great workout

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Erik Isakson
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Hiking

Started off on a well maintained trail, got steep for the final 0.8 miles, pine trees obstructed view at peak but still was able to get some views, saw a handful of people on the trail. Great hike, will do again.

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Carrie Farrar
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This was such a great little area for snow play and a mini hike. It was similar to Mount Pinos. As of Thursday, the road going up was partially closed (open for local traffic only but not enforced) but people were going up anyway. Kids were sledding and people were out with their leashed dogs and it was nice. It was semi-crowded but nowhere as much as Mount Pinos which is further south and currently blocked by CHP. A great introductory snow hike, providing areas to snow shoe and play around with micro-spikes. There were also some steeper sections one could practice mountaineering skills like crampon-use and self-arrest.

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Mike Clark
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HikingIcy

This is one of the classic training hikes of the Tehachapi-Bakersfield area. Although it is quite steep, and the views on top of the mountain are nothing special, it is less than a one hour drive from Bakersfield, and it gets you to the top of a summit that is just a shade under 8,000 ft elevation. I try to do it once a week if I am in town, weather permitting.

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I got lost at first. And we got rained on. Need to go back.

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Chloe Doberstein
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Jacob Dykstra
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Cool trail, the entire trail is quite steep but the last 0.5 mi is about twice as steep as the rest of the trail. it's very steep with about half the elevation to the top being in the last 0.5mi. The peak is pretty neat but has lots of trees blocking view in most directions. It's a great trail to practice hiking steep inclines. Not too heavily trafficked, especially the last 0.5mi, most people stop at the base of the mountain peak where it starts to get steep.

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Ezra Quintana
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Gary Thompson
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Eliut Perez
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Miriam Baker
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It was every bit as brutal up the mountain as the reviews mentioned but the views were great!

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Chad Hornig
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Alice Khteian
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Nancy Juarez
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Very steep the last .8 miles. Definitely recommend hiking shoes for the decline.

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Robert Zepeda
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Chloe Doberstein
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sabrina fowler
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It was a beautiful day. Pretty decent incline most the way and beginners can do it although you may want to take numerous breaks. We hiked up to the private property point then turned back. There was still a great picture worthy viewpoint from that spot. Great hike! Just before the trailhead there’s a campground and restrooms if you needed them.

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Daniel Ela
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HikingGreat!

Considering the other options in the area, I would rate this trail an A+. Great but-kicker for my family of six non-hikers (ages 14+).

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Amanda Schrock
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Nice and shady. great workout. very well marked trail.

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Christine Moran
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Trail is mostly shaded but definitely a trek uphill. The last 1/4 mile is private property. DO NOT trespass even if the barbed wire is cut. All trails says it continues but it does not the register is right before the clearly marked private property signs. Overall the trail is beautiful.

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Allison Swanson
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Paul Wheeler
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Nice trail steep and dusty at start. Suggest trekking poles. The last section is also very steep. Lots of shade and beautiful views.

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Chloe Doberstein
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