Horse Mountain

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Horse Mountain is often used to access the trailhead for Forest Service road 36E52 to McIver's Cabin. A narrow ledge road winds its way up the side of the mountain with often no room for vehicles to pass. Once at the top, there is the signed trailhead for Forest Service road 36E52.

Some excellent dispersed campsites can also be found when reaching the top of the mountain. Dispersed camping here requires following National Forest Dispersed Camping Rules. Campfires are only seasonally allowed and are generally banned during the summer months beginning in May. When planning to camp, one should first determine if campfires are allowed, meet the required Campfire Safety Rules, and have a valid National Forest Campfire Permit. The best way to determine the campfire restrictions is to call the Kern River Ranger District Ranger Station at (760) 376-3781.