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Point of Rocks (Kern County, California)

Point of Rocks is a mountain range in Kern County, California.[1]

Point of Rocks
Point of Rocks (Kern County, California) is located in California
Point of Rocks (Kern County, California)
location of Point of Rocks in Kern County, California [1]
Highest point
Elevation940 m (3,080 ft)
Coordinates35°41′45″N 120°00′37″W / 35.69583°N 120.01028°W / 35.69583; -120.01028
CountryUnited States
DistrictKern County
Range coordinates35°41′24″N 120°00′15″W / 35.69000°N 120.00417°W / 35.69000; -120.00417Coordinates: 35°41′24″N 120°00′15″W / 35.69000°N 120.00417°W / 35.69000; -120.00417
Topo mapUSGS Sawtooth Ridge, Emigrant Hill

Its sandstone peaks were a landmark for travelers crossing the Antelope Valley on El Camino Viejo and a guide to the water to be found on their heights, at Las Tinajas de Los Indios.

Nearby to the southeast is the location of the Point of Rocks oilfield. The deepest oil well drilled in California was here in 1987. Its total depth: 24426 feet.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Point of Rocks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  2. ^ Oil, Gas & Geothermal - Statistics, from accessed December 18, 2011