Greenhorn Summit is a 60 mile, 90 minute, drive northeast of Bakersfield. The elevation at the summit is just over 6,000 feet. From there, the trails increase to an elevation of about 7,400 feet, and then drop slightly. From the unloading area the Yurt, or warming hut, is about 10 miles in by snowmobile. There are two routes from Bakersfield to Greenhorn Summit.
You can either take Granite Road and highway 155 through Glenville, or highway 178 through the Kern Canyon and Lake Isabella. Coming up to Greenhorn through the Kern Canyon is the quickest route, however, during storms it is usually best to avoid it due to rock slides.
Location of Greenhorn Summit
The parking area offers a lot of space, enough for about 25 rigs. This area is also shared with cross country skiers and locals playing in the snow.