Over the weekend, I headed to Red Rock Canyon State Park in Kern County. Located in the Tehachapi District of the California State Park System, it’s only about 45 minutes away from me, which at this point is close. It’s also about 80 miles East of Bakersfield and 25 miles north of Mojave. Getting there is fairly easy, and you can park right off the highway.
I wanted to hike Mt. Wilson the second I found out about it. Since moving to Southern California, I’ve missed running and hiking up mountains. I recently discovered Mt. Wilson on the SoCal Hikes Challenge and decided to take on the challenge. The SoCal Pack of peaks has 11 different peaks in Southern California, and you can choose to climb 6.
The truth is, maybe I thought I was in better shape than I was. I thought I would be able to run some going to the top of Mt. Wilson…LOL.
The Upper Canyonback Trail is located in Encino, CA, in the Santa Monica Mountains. In short, it’s a gorgeous view of the Los Angeles and Hollywood area. Just driving to the trailhead, we drove past multi-million dollar homes. I was even hoping to bump shoulders with a celebrity. I saw a few people on the trail, but who knows.