Kennedy Meadow to the Bridge is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kennedy Meadows, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 months ago

Very easy & beautiful short hike. can hear the river flowing almost the whole hike... a nice sound when you live in the desert. will definitely do this again; but will go further past the bridge next time.

3 months ago

PCT hiker nobo

4 months ago

Hiked one week ago with my husband, 6 & 8yr old. This was their first hike, they did great. Agreed it’s up hill to the bridge and down hill coming back to Kennedy Meadows Camp. Also, would suggest doing it early in the morning, it can get pretty toasty. Took us about 2.5 hours round trip.

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4 months ago

Great hike to the roaring south fork Kern river. Up hill on the way there and then down hill on the way back.

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5 months ago

Good hike, we carried on about 1 1/2 miles past the bridge and if we’d had more time (and less rain) we’d have probably gone to Hawiee Pass. Worth a wander if you are looking for a gentle amble

6 months ago

great family hike .took six kids and four adult non hikers ,round tripped in 3.5 hours

6 months ago

Great short hike for me (a novice). Lots of spots to spend the night. Next time up will see how the fishing is.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Beautiful hike! Highly recommend this time of year.

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

The trail is very well maintained, as it is a section of the PCT. The trailhead is clearly marked, with a sign-in sheet and trail information visible. Overall, very little elevation changes, flat, and no obstacles along the way. The bridge offered nice view of the river, and offered a chance to cool off before continuing further. Many people turn around at the bridge, but you can absolutely continue. Today, the smoke was very thick from local fires, and I almost didn't do the hike, but decided to turn around at the bridge. Great one to take the dog along!

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Monday, July 31, 2017

We got lost, we had to stopped and ask for directions. But it was our mistake forgot to print the directions, unfortunately there was no cell phone service.
The hike was beautiful, wildflowers still blooming in July, the river was flowing really nice and refreshing, views of the mountains were fabulous. The trail is well defined.
A fantastic Day hike. My husband, relatives and I will do this hike again.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Good hike with wildflowers in bloom. Sandy trail bring your gators. Lots of PCT thru hikers this time of the year.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Easy hike, but the trail is practically sand from all the usage.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Top dog trail

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

This section of the PCT is awsome I recomend if your in good shape to do all of section F which is a section of the PCT that runs through alot of wilderness including the South Sierra and the Golden Trout. Its just awsome scenery.

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