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Tehachapi Pass
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Tehachapi Pass
Elevation 3,793 feet (1,156 m)
Location Kern County, California,  United States
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 35°06′08″N 118°16′58″W / 35.10222°N 118.28278°W / 35.10222; -118.28278Coordinates: 35°06′08″N 118°16′58″W / 35.10222°N 118.28278°W / 35.10222; -118.28278
Traversed by State Route 58 Union Pacific Railroad
Tehachapi Pass

Tehachapi Pass (elevation 3,793 feet (1,156 m)) is a mountain pass in southern California in the United States, due east of the town of Tehachapi.

It is located at the northeast end of the Tehachapi Mountains where they connect to the southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The pass effectively marks the southern end of the Sierra. The pass connects the San Joaquin Valley to the Mojave Desert. It is crossed by State Route 58 and the main line of the former Southern Pacific Railroad, now operated by the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad feature known as Tehachapi Loop is located approximately 18 miles (29 km) west of the pass. The area around to the east and south of the pass is home to the Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm, one of California's larger wind farms. The pass will also serve as the route for the California High-Speed Rail line between Palmdale and Bakersfield.

The Tehachapi Mountains are also crossed by Tejon Pass at the southern end.

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