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Best trails in Bakersfield

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Looking for a great trail near Bakersfield, California? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Wind Wolves Preserve or Hart Memorial Unit. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Bakersfield ranging from 2 to 10.3 miles and from 501 to 4,730 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bakersfield
Top trails (14)
#1 - El Camino Viejo Bike Trail
Wind Wolves Preserve
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
The El Camino Viejo Bike Trail is an out and back trail with a gentle incline through San Emigdio Canyon. Trail has minimal shade and two bathrooms along the way. Biking and hiking permitted. No equesShow more
#2 - Hart Park Trail
Hart Memorial Unit
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
This is an informal trail along the Kern River in a community park. Trail passes along the Kern River through scrub habitat and borders Hart Park which is a park with picnic tables, barbecue grills, pShow more
#3 - Tule Elk Trail to El Camino Viejo Trail
Wind Wolves Preserve
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
A steep incline to the Tule Elk Overlook, the trail offers excellent views of San Emigdio Canyon to the south and the San Joaquin Valley to the north. Returns to the Crossing parking lot via the El CaShow more
#4 - Rancheria OHV Road
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 33.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
Note: Rancheria Road may close seasonally due to snow conditions.Show more
#5 - Hart Park Big Loop
Hart Memorial Unit
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
Hart Park offers an extensive choice of interconnecting trails for just about every taste. This loop is a solid, all-around moderate choice. If you're in good shape, considerate it a moderate hike. IfShow more
#6 - Badger Gap and Little Tenant Spring Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
Badger Gap and Little Tenant Spring Trail is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bakersfield, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trShow more
#7 - Kern River Parkway Trail
Kern River Parkway Park
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Length: 20.5 mi • Est. 8 h 25 m
Kern River Parkway Trail is a 20.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bakersfield, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#8 - Bakersfield Bluffs
Panorama Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Bakersfield Bluffs is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bakersfield, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs Show more
#9 - Hart Memorial Park Southern Loop
Hart Memorial Unit
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
Hart Memorial Park Southern Loop is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bakersfield, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more
#10 - Hart Park Center Loop
Hart Memorial Unit
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Hart Park Center Loop is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Bakersfield, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible yeaShow more
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