Explore the most popular trails near Bakersfield with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.




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Bakersfield, California Map
10 days ago

Gorgeous views, not easy. Scooted on our butts a few times

Nice easy hike. It was a beautiful early spring day and everything was so green. The wild flowers are just starting to bloom.

Lots of people busy road but still very pretty was my first ever California trail and I slipped all the way down. Lol

off road driving
1 month ago

Did this trail in my stock ‘19 Tacoma it was a breeze. Got rain and snow not too far apart. Also, some great views along the way. Definitely recommend for beginners.

A pretty and good nice easy hike as far as hiking goes. There was a full parking lot at lots of people at the start of the trail but honestly, once we got on it...the crown thined out greatly. My girlfriend and I are about the views and the experience, it seemed like some people hust wanted to power walk through lol. with all the folks there we only got passed once in our direction. Very nice. I'd definitely recommend this hike. And there is definitely more to the hiking then this map shows. You really could show up with the sun, walk around, picnic and walk back with the sun setting...If your not just there to power walk.

Beautiful trail. The hills are beautiful right now- green and fresh due to the recent rains. Narrow trail that has little traffic- we had to remove several called branches from the path. The drive getting to the trail is a dirt road with some bumps for about 10 miles. Will hike this trail again- peaceful and worth the drive.

This is a great winter hike!! Especially for the family..

Love it!!! Bike or hike

2 months ago

A nice trail with many offshoots. You can go a lot farther than 2 miles. Some parts are pretty steep, and can get a little slippery underfoot so take care.

2 months ago

great trail for exercise. I took my 3 year old Mia hiking and she loved it. I really enjoyed crossing the bridge over the river.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great for a bike ride. This trail was fun riding with friends.

Did work experience here and helped create some trails. Hard work but I enjoyed how beautiful it was out there. Feels good to know I helped this great organization.

I had a Great time with my Bakersfield College Forestry class on this trip. This place is awesome and they are doing a great job at preserving this place for people to enjoy.

My favorite trail. Good for getting in a distance run. Especially nice after a good rain.

off road driving
2 months ago

Drove this in my Jeep JK the day after Xmas. I got a bit past Davis camp and needed to turn around - large tree across the road. The snow was pretty thick too, but not sure how deep it would've gotten before I got to 155. I think I turned around at about 5500 feet elevation.

3 months ago

Good workout but way better for mountain biking. Watch out for the dirt bikers and oil-dalions who take their guns out there to shoot. Seen a police chase out there because some dalions were shooting towards a busy street. No wildlife when I went. It is an okay quick get away from Bakersfield stress.

3 months ago

This hike was okay. Wild life not really present. The view was good to see if you want a quick get away from Bakersfield stress life. Family friendly trail and if you dig in certain areas you will find prehistoric shark teeth.

This place was amazing. Beautiful view and the letters in the jar are very inspirational. I wonder if my letter is still up there in that Jar. Sad that people become land greedy and ruin it for nature lovers. #native

3 months ago

I don’t really consider this “easy” some steep areas that get your heart rate up. I would say this is between easy and moderate. Take water.

Would love to figure out a way to encourage the property owner to give it to the forestry in trade for other property so it could be opened back up. It was an amazing hike and close to town. Because it was close, it encouraged those that needed it most to get out of the house and get some much needed exercise.

Climbing up is a lil struggle on a bike but if you are strong it is a good workout. On the way back you just fly down. Make sure to take the exit towards the gazebo. My friend went the other way and wrecked real quick in the lil stream you have to cross. Fun bike though for novice bikers.

Great workout here on the bluffs. It’s local so we go often for a workout. Parking nearby is kinda sketchy, and the views aren’t very pretty. Don’t do this in summer as there is little to no shade. But if you are just looking for incline/decline training this is a great place to get it in!

This trail was easy not much of an incline. Dog friendly for sure. beautiful views.

Had the place to myself on a Tuesday afternoon. Encountered 2 juvenile mountain lions, 2 coyotes, and a baby rattlesnake. Some pretty cool views of the canyon. I’ll probably visit again when the hillsides get some green!

Icon views. Easy but worth it and great for kids and all levels of hiker. Absolutely gorgeous.

This is a great app for my wife and I. We have never hiked much and now we have our for loves to hike. It gives all the info we need

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