Explore the best trails near Bakersfield with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



nature trips


trail locations for Bakersfield, California
2 days ago

The convenient, easy to get to location makes this a perfect place to walk, bike or run without leaving the city. And when there's water in the river it provides some nice scenery as well

If you stay on the main paved road it's more of a walk down the middle of a valley. But it is absolutely beautiful after a rain.

I am new to hiking but so far this place is my favorite place to go! It's so beautiful and so relaxing. Multiple trails to choose from and nice scenery no matter what trail you choose. Definitely will make a habit to come here every month!

They wired up the place now and dont allow people to go, but was one of the funnest trails I've been on. Super steep, like crawling on all fours steep. I loved it

Pretty views of the snow-capped mountains. Easy hike in the cool weather. I would say pack a picnick lunch and enjoy the day.

This really is a great trail. If you want to do the whole trail, I recommend starting by noon so that you have enough time to finish the trail. The trail is clearly marked so you cant get lost. I met several people along the trail and they were all very friendly. There are benches along the trail where you can stop, eat, rest and enjoy the surroundings. You start to see the benches after mile marker 4. The mile makers are clearly visible. The views from the top of the mountain are awesome; you are going to be surprised as to how high you were on the mountain once you get towards the end of mountain trail and start your descent towards the valley floor. No bathrooms on the trial, but there is a bathroom at the beginning of the trail. I took my walking stick, which helped during the first part of the trail since you are climbing up a steep incline. If you take your dog with you, there are no clean up bags on the trail. There are also maps and an info board near the parking lot. There was a bike trail too; but have yet taken it. Enjoy the hike and views.

I have been here before but for some reason the directions on how to get there changed, its directing me to go through the orchards...that is not a valid route. Other than that its really nice, family friendly especially for the little ones

17 days ago

This was a fun place to check out. Lots of good hiking. There are no signs or right or wrong way to go. You just get to explore. At some spots the incline was intense. The views are well worth the leg burning. After I hiked I ran into 2 disc golf courses. One flat ground and the other at the base and along side the hills. They were both fun but I lost a disc at hole 7 of the hill course. There are no maps of the course so you just have to fallow all the beat up signs. Will defiantly go back to explore some more.

off road driving
22 days ago

Fun times with the family off roading. Got a good mount of snow on our last trip around Christmas.

29 days ago

Lived there and did this as a kid.

does anybody know if its currently closed? I've lived here my whole life and I just started hiking this year, didn't know there was trails like this near home. It looks beautiful.

went a couple times before closed even went at night one time there was hella stars it was dope

Paved road all the way to trail head, easy access. Several trails to choose from, however the farther back you get the harder the trail is to find. We ended up cutting through a field to get on the bike trail. Reflection Pond is a SEASONAL pond. We made it all the way there just to find the pond was dry. Easy hike, would like to do it again in the spring after the rainy season.

1 month ago

Went up for the 1st time at the end of November and enjoyed it. Nice, easy hike with a few steep inclines

closed!!! ya know!!! certain people like like to leave graffiti and trash!!!

2 months ago

Spring time and winter time it is actually very beautiful, summer time is NOT a time to go. However, it's still a good hike!

Loved it nice little Bakersfield hidden gem

This is a great easy hike especially in the spring when the weather is good and the wild flowers are blooming

3 months ago