Brush Creek Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairview, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles
600 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers


Brush Creek Trail is an unofficial trail that starts off easy; however, it quickly becomes rough and more challenging as it requires some scrambling over large granite formations. The creek is swollen with rushing water in the spring that empties into the Kern River, so practice caution.

3 months ago

One of my new favorite spots along the Kern River. Trail runs along Brush Creek, with many pools to cool down in during hot summer days.

There is some steep granite climbing areas if you continue on the trail and since it's not official, it requires some moderate exploration on parts.

Definitely follow to "the end", which should take you to an area with mostly granite rock and cascading falls and pools.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Short hike, but more technical if you decide to go up the creek a ways. Lots of granite to climb, but some very steep areas the farther you go. If you stick to the first quarter mile, it's just a nice little creek-side trail with various shady areas for cooling off.

Saturday, April 22, 2017