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About Tehachapi

Photo Credit: Scott Taylor

Nicknamed “The Land of Four Seasons” for its scenic year-round beauty, Tehachapi is a majestic hidden oasis nestled inside the Tehachapi Mountains of Kern County in Central California. The beautiful Tehachapi Valley, known for the scenic Tehachapi Loop, with a base elevation of 4,000 feet, lies between the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. Tehachapi is only a one to three hour escape from major cities surrounded by mountains filled with oak and pine trees, breathtaking sunsets, and everything in between including the solace of nature and precious beautiful wildlife.

Our mild climate with temperatures ranging from 85+ degrees in July to 35 degrees in January, offers clean air and a cool haven from the dry desert heat and the sprawling lowlands of the valley. Sparkling blue skies turn into starry filled nights with unending depth, displaying the beauty of Tehachapi in every setting.

With a population of more than 30,000, the Tehachapi Valley was home to the Kawaiisu Native American tribe for thousands of years. The name Tehachapi comes from the Kawaiisu language meaning “hard climb,” or tihachipia. Established in the 1860s, Tehachapi was previously known as “Old Town,” and is registered as a California Historical Landmark for being the oldest settlement in the Tehachapi Valley.

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