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The Scodie Mountains are a sub-mountain range of the Southern Sierra Nevada rising from the Mojave Desert, and located in Kern County, California.

Scodie Mountains
Scodie Mountains is located in California
Scodie Mountains
location of Scodie Mountains in California [1]
Highest point
Elevation 2,158 m (7,080 ft)
Country United States
State California
District Kern County
Range coordinates 35°37′47.833″N 118°4′55.267″W / 35.62995361°N 118.08201861°W / 35.62995361; -118.08201861Coordinates: 35°37′47.833″N 118°4′55.267″W / 35.62995361°N 118.08201861°W / 35.62995361; -118.08201861
Topo map USGS Walker Pass



The range lies in an east-west direction directly west of the desert town of Ridgecrest, and southeast of the Kern River Valley and Lake Isabella. The mountain range reaches an elevation of 7,096 feet (2,163 m) above sea level at Cathie's Peak.

The range was named by the U.S. Forest Service for William Scodie, who established "Scodie's Store" (ca.1860) at the mouth of what is now named Scodie Canyon.

Kiavah WildernessEdit

The Scodie Mountains are home to the Kiavah Wilderness Area, managed by the Bureau of Land Management.[2]

Natural historyEdit

The Scodie Mountains are an ecotone of Mojave Desert and Sierra Nevada flora, with plant communities differentiated by elevation.

They lie to the north of the Jawbone-Butterbredt Area of Critical Environmental Concern.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Scodie Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ BLM: Kiavah Wilderness Area

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