Mighty Molar’s Guide to Tehachapi

Situated in the mountains of Southern California, Tehachapi is a charming destination with a relaxing, unrushed atmosphere. Surrounded by wind energy, agriculture and fresh air, the city is home to local wineries, alpaca and ostrich ranches, along with a nice diversity of attractions for people of every age. Here are some of things you should see while visiting.

1. Tehachapi Loop

Named for its circuitous route, this fascinating piece of engineering is one of the busiest single-track mainlines on the planet.

2. Indian Point Ostrich Ranch

Thrill the family with a trip to this incredible local ranch and get up close to the largest birds on earth.

3. Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum

This popular attraction houses several collections of historic railroad artifacts, including antique railroad maintenance tools, equipment and historic photographs.

4. Tehachapi Mountain Park

Explore over 5000 acres of breathtaking land, filled with campsites, scenic hiking trails, forest vegetation and beautiful local wildlife.

5. Adorable Alpacas

Tour this boutique, eco-conscious ranch and see how exquisite fiber is harvested from elite, award-winning alpaca herds.

6. Horse Thief Country Club

Tee off at this gorgeous golf course, featuring manicured greens, well-groomed fairways and incredible mountain views.

7. Brite Lake

Enjoy great camping, hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing, along with popular regional events, including Astronomy Club Star Parties and TVRPD’s Fishing Derby.

8. Tehachapi Museum

Discover compelling exhibits and artifacts, showcasing the storied history of Tehachapi and the entire Southern California region.


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