Fall - Summer is growing season for our mountain grown apples. Many travel to Tehachapi for our wonderfully grown apples. We have many orchards that grow 20 different varieties of delicious apples. To find an orchard, just stop in any of our stores and pick up a pamphlet that has a map showing where each of the orchards are located. Each orchard has a number sign that will assist you in the location of the orchard. Many are located on Valley Blvd (Highway 202) and Highline Rd.
This is a self guided tour of many of our historical homes in downtown Tehachapi. You can purchase a pamphlet at the Tehachapi Museum that will guide you on a walking tour of the homes or print the one from the site below. The pamphlet has a map where each home is located, plus each home has a assigned number sign in the front yard that will assist you to which home you are viewing according to the map and information.
This is one of largest action sports facility west of Pennsylvania. They have very well structured park that is beautifully put together for skateboards, BMX Freestyle, Inline Skates, and also have a state of the art gymnastics facility. I am impressed with what they have built, and have observed that they require at all times the use of safety equipment. The staff were at hand everywhere too. A nurse and trainer is on call 24-7. Also available is a swimming pool and bowling alley.
Whatch the trains during their hard trip through the Tehachapi loop up to the pass.
The loop is a Historical Landmark of California. See my intropage to Tehachapi...
How to reach the loop?
The loop is located north west of Tehachapi. There is an exit of the highway 58 even more northwest of the loop (about 2 miles). There are the typical brownish signs for the historical landmarks just before the exit and then later showing you the way to the lookout.
Have a look at the pic 2. It is a screenshot of Google Earth. The view is southwards. In the background on the left you can see Tehachapi. The two markers show you the exit of the highway and the place where I took the photos.
This treasure park is a historical site of Kawaiisu (Nuooah) Indian winter village who chose to make their home in Tehachapi for over three thousands years. It is in the Sand Canyon area just east of Tehachapi. They chose this canyon area to endure the long winter months. The Kawsiisu are of Shoshonean lineage and spoke the Uto-Aztecan language. They were a peaceful and gentle people and like all Native Amercians had such respect for all that surrounded them because they knew all living things were precious and provided life for them. They were gatherers and hunters who traveled the whole area for food from the mountain and to the desert. The park was preserved by members of the Tehachapi Heritage Leauge and Assemblyman Phil Wyman and is a protect under the State Park programs. It is only open by appointments for tours since the area is so sensitive. Tehachpi has an elevation of over 4,000 feet so be prepared according to the weather. Bring water, extra clothing, sunscreen and good walking shoes. You can call the Tomo-Kahni Resource Center for more information.
Children 6-16 $2.00
Not recommended for children under 6.
The railroad from Bakersfield to Mojave makes a complete loop to climb the mountain on this popular trainspotting location. You can see the locomotive and the tail of the train on the same picture.
There is an official viewpoint a bit above, you can also go down to the tracks for excellent photo opportunities.
For the sake of safety however, STAY OFF THE TRACKS!!