Oak Creek Pass

California State Historic Landmark 97

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location. Landmark comments.

Plaque Photo:

#097 Oak Creek Pass
Father Francisco Garces used the Oak Creek Pass in 1776 to return to the Mojave after exploring the San Joaquin Valley, as did Fremont in 1844-45. Until the building of the railroad through the Tehachapi Pass in 1876, Oak Creek Pass was the only route used through the Tehachapi Mountains.

Site Photo:



Willow Pass Rd, 4.6 mi S of Tehachapi Blvd, 7.4 mi SE of Tehachapi.


Because of the near-constant high winds blowing through Oak Creek Pass, it is now the home of a windmill farm.

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