8,453 ft / 2,576 m


2,193 ft / 668 m


25 summits

Top climbing months

April   16%

October   12%

August   12%

Most climbed route

Owens Peak Trailhead

"I hiked Morris Peak, Mt. Jenkins, and Owens Peak on Day 1 of a 3-day backpacking trip along the PCT in the Owens Peak Wilderness. I started with 3 liters, but by the time I climbed all 3 peaks and made it to the next water source I was pretty dehydrated. It was warmer than I expected, making this a pretty hard day. Camped in upper Cow Canyon near a small seasonal stream." - klotito, May 27, 2017
"Hardest part was the drive to the TH. Steep hike but legit trail the whole way up. Bit loose above black talus, but still manageable. Greeted at the top by a wall of incoming snow and wind, maybe 5 miles west. High tailed it down to get back to the car before the rain made the road out more difficult. An interesting conclusion to my week in the desert. " - edg, Apr 7, 2015
"Probably the most spectacular view at the summit of any hikes I've done to date. We had an incredibly clear day. Whitney was straight north, Baldy loomed in the distant southeast, and we could just make out Gorgonio. We did Five Fingers first, which made for a very tough, steep day of hiking, but it was well worth it." - HikerMark, Oct 12, 2014
"Perfect weather! Warm and a slight breeze. This was my fifth HPS peak and the final one for my New Year's Resolution! Said I was going to climb the major peaks of the Owen's Peak Wilderness and now I have. I am not done however! This was also the first peak my sweetheart decided to join me on. Sadly for her, this was the most difficult of the five. Anyways, the first part is a good huff. Once you get to the black talus I highly recommend you stay on it. There are some cairn stones going to up the white rock but as the HPS route suggests "If you are on the white rocks you have gone too far"" - Irrationalist, Mar 23, 2013
"The culmination of my time in Bakersfield, the only summit on both the HPS and SPS list! I had to bail on Jenkins after getting off route and running into some icy class 3 that kept dead ending, and wanted to make sure I had enough time for Owens. I was in the clouds for most of the time past the saddle. I stayed pretty true to the South Ridge and was surprised by the excellent scrambling route the whole way up, much better then the scree slog I was expecting. Summited at 2:30 just as the clouds broke. Views into Domelands and Kennedy Meadows were outstanding, along with Owens Valley and Teles" - Christopher, Feb 9, 2013



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