Whiskey Flat Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Whiskey Flat Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kernville, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1617 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

25 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great view of the Kern river. Prepare yourself for a long hike. I wore the wrong shoes and my feet were in so much pain.

hiking
3 months ago

Very flat and easy first mile to the creek. Mostly flat trail with few inclines. Very little shade. Dog friendly. Watch out for poison oak and snakes.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

great trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for all fitness levels. You must have good balance to cross the creek since there is too much water flowing to cross in the water. Our lab was able to cross but did struggle with the strong current. We saw a coyote too!

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Went yesterday the creek was high and my younger kids couldn't cross the logs but we all had fun playing in the water for a couple of hours

hiking
7 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

Went in the winter. Backpacked it in way further than this shows. Not sure we were allowed to camp as we didn't really see any developed sites but it was a rainy / snowy miserable weather no one around to bug us! Follows the river

9 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

My kids (3 and 5) had so much fun! We easily found the creek and loved the log bridge. We also loved the little meadows of wild flowers. They loved climbing on the boulders. Great trail!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

hiking
Saturday, January 04, 2014

Whisky Flat Trail is a 14 mile point-to-point trail. The trailhead is located in Kernville. The trail parallels the west bank of the Kern River. It terminates upriver at Fairview.