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scenic driving
11 days ago

In the spring/summer months when the weather is warm and dry, the roads are easy to travel on with a vehicle that has clearance. In the colder rain/snow seasons you vehicle best have off road capabilities. I drove up during moderate/heavy rain fall with my stock Jeep that has mud terrain tires, but i kept sliding. So I had to turn around. The drive is nice for clearing your head, connecting with nature, or just to enjoy the company of a friend(s). Watch out for COWS. There are a few camp sites going up towards Alta Sierra. There is also a creek going through an off-road trail.

This is a Moderate/ easy trail it's up hill the first mile then it becomes flat. We only went about 2.5 miles up and had to turn around because the foxtails was bothering our dog

I love this place. We came in April and it was so green, definitely different now. It's a beautiful place to hike. We only have been on the Wildflower Trail and Tule Elk Trail. Just a heads up, for dog lovers- our dog had a little difficulty due to foxtails getting in her paws so we had to cut our hike short, still got in 4 miles. There were other dogs that didn't seem to have issues but this terrain is different for her so it may take getting used to. The views are spectacular and there were many people out today. A great place for families, couples, solo hikers and we even saw a wedding proposal today! Definitely recommend hiking here.

Excellent location for a hike, jog, hill climbing with spectacular vistas of Hart Park, Kern River / Canyon, Sierra Nevadas: Bear Mountain, Tehachapis, Greenhorn Mountains. A true outdoor activities gem.

Absolutely stunning in winter/early spring after the rains turn everything green. Trail congestion clears up a couple miles in. Have yet to see water in Reflection Pond, but the view is great!

mountain biking
19 days ago

The best time to visit is spring. Little to no shade trees on trail and gravel road so bring plenty of water in the hotter months. The views are great especially when the wild flowers are blooming. This is an out and back for gravel and mtn bikes the climb is worth the back!

20 days ago

Very good place but the drought has dried up almost all the fields.

26 days ago

I'm out of shape so we only hiked 2 miles this time. I want to come back soon to do the entire 7 miles. Easy enough for kids. Lots of foxtails this time of year if you leave the trail

1 month ago