Kern River Valley is a 20.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bakersfield, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.
just to the western side of the dam after you cross the bridge you can park on the left(if heading north) the highway to kernville. fairly dry stream bed hike. can hike from lake isabella inland over boulders and rocks, great place for recreational panning and rockhounding. took my 9 year old sons and they handled the hike and climbing just fine.