Convict Hill, Tahachapi

Convict Hill, Tehachapi

Added: December 27, 2013

LOCATION:
Aproximately 6 miles West of downtown Tehachapi overlooking Cummings Valley

DISCUSSION FORUM:
Tehachapi Slopers (RCGroups)

MAP INFORMATION:
35.12945°N, ,118.55874°W • Google Maps • topozone.com

FAVORABLE WINDS:
West works best but anything WNW to WSW is flyable.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:
EW1410 Bear Valley Springs (MesoWest), 4.4 mi. W of slope
DW2041 Bear Valley Springs (MesoWest), 5.75 mi WNW of slope
EW0713 Tehachapi (MesoWest). 2.25 mi. ESE of slope

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:
NOAA/NWS Local 7-Day ForecastNOAA/NWS Zone ForecastNOAA/NWS Area Discussion
National Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

GENERAL NOTES:

The road up the hill to the flying area goes through private property and right past a residence. Please drive slowly on the way up, don’t stir up any dust, don’t damage any drainage berms, and haul out all your trash.
Smooth grassy slope rises almost 300′ above the valley floor at a 35-45° angle. There are plenty of landing options and slope recovery is relatively easy. This hill is known as Convict Hill by the locals because it overlooks the California Correctional Institution in Cummings Valley.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS (CLICK HERE for map):
Starting point: Junction of CA-58 (Barstow-Bakersfield Hwy & Tucker Rd. in W. Tehachapi

  • Exit CA-58 on Tucker Rd. and TURN SOUTH
  • Go 1.1 mi. S on Tucker Rd. to W. Valley Rd (CA-202) and TURN RIGHT
  • Go 6.8 mi. W on W. Valley Rd. to Cummins Valley Rd. and TURN LEFT
  • Go 0.1 mi. E on Cummins Valley Rd, to Rowe Ave. (dirt) and bear right.
  • Go up the hill aprox. 3/4 mi. (1/4 mi. past the last residence) to the top of the slope.

GPS WAYPOINTS:
35.14144,-118.46738 = Junction Barstow-Bakersfield Hwy (CA-58) & Tucker Rd.
35.12433,-118.46777 = Junction Tucker Rd. & W. Valley Blvd (CA-202).
35.13151,-118.56794 = Junction W. Valley Blvd, & Cummings Valley Rd.
35.13132,-118.56546 = Junction Cummings Valley Rd & Rowe Ave. (dirt)

All coordinates on this page are WGS84/NAD83 map datum.