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.
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!
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.
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.
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.