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    Heather Wight added abandoned hike

    about 1 year ago

    Heather Wight completed Tehachapi Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Heather Wight completed Wind Wolves Preserve Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight added Recommended for Families

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight added Mountain View Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight reviewed Kern River Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Foxtail hell. The things are growing all over the hills and you can't avoid them. They worked their way into our shoes, socks, pants, and even my three year old daughter's shirt at shoulder height. Some foxtail plants were 4 feet tall.

    Having said that, the hike was beautiful and the trail was easy enough for beginners with slight ups and downs in elevation.

    Parking: Drive to the Delonegha sign pull off the 178 and continue down under the bridge. Plenty of parking spaces available. Here there are bathrooms, nice places to picnic / go fishing and posted map of the local section of the river with warnings about the water rapids. Please be careful playing around the water as it is very strong and swift in this section.

    We walked back up the turn off road up to the 178. Depending on which side of the freeway you end up in, you may have to cross the freeway or walk over the bridge to get to the trailhead.

    There are two signs posted at the trailhead. To the left is Kern River Trail "most difficult" (heads toward Democrat trail) and to the right is Kern River Trail "more difficult" (heads toward Budget Gap trail). We did the trail toward the right.

    Not a quarter mile into it we came upon cows blocking the trail. The females immediately moved out of the way, the males held their ground. It wasn't until we turned around and walked the way we came, that the males also walked away, and we were able to continue on the path.

    Beautiful views and some wildflowers. Lots of exposed areas so bring sun protection and lots of water.

    We took Kern River Trail 1.5 miles according to trail signs (1.8 miles according to my phone) until we came along an off-roading trail for vehicles and took that back to the 178. We walked (carefully) along the side of 178 until we got back to where we parked our car.

    Beautiful, but won't be returning unless we find a way to protect ourselves from the foxtail assault.

    Heather Wight completed Kern River Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight reviewed Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Easy 1.5 mile out-and-back hike that's great for kids. We brought our three-year-old daughter and she had no problems with it. Great views of the valley and mountain on opposite side of the valley. Soft gravel trail. Trail head is a campground with bathrooms. Thin air up here makes this easy level hike slightly challenging in that you may have to pause to catch your breath, but the slopes are fine for beginners and kids. At one point, if you have little ones with you, you should hold their hand as the trail is very narrow and near a steep slope. That part lasts for only a few steps and then the trail widens.

    Heather Wight completed Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight updated Eagle Pass Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight saved Kern River Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Heather Wight saved Tehachapi Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago