Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Awesome for the family. My wife and I have four kids ages 13, 10, 6, and 2. We had a great time. The park trail has pick nick tables into the hike, which is awesome for the little ones to take a break....

1 month ago

We went on this trail during Memorial Day Weekend, and the plants were a bit of a bummer ( foxtails, yellow starthistle-like plants that kept getting caught in our hiking boots/pricking us through our pants). I’m not sure if the trail is more maintained during the rest of the year, but also the creek was dried out and we didn’t see any water. There were a few parts where the view was beautiful, but it’s a lot of effort to get there through the rough and dusty road.

very nice and place to walk on it, I did all the 7.8 miles by my self and my camera canon gx7, backpack with 20lb and water, 2 hours going to the end and 1hr going back to where it start, I really enjoyed it. thank you,
by the way I love your application it work super nice it help a lot.

Awesome 4 miles hike

One of the best trails I ever hiked but it’s closed now.

Love this app. I really helps keep you motivated.

what a great morning hike with my daughter just a little over 9 miles felt amazing saw lits if birds and some deer early in the morning would love too do it again

Great easy walk. Peaceful. The doggies loved it!

Great trail during early spring! Just do it before it gets too hot!

love this place. many trails, kid friendly. great place to make memories with your children and/or grandkids.

great trail! I would rate it as heavily trafficked. Good for dogs. Be advised that shade is non existent for much of the trail, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

Great hike, took my dog and the wildflowers were beautiful

I seen’t a snek

It was a nice day, there were a lot less people than I thought, which was nice!!

on Hart Park Trail

4 months ago

It was warm sunny Sunday, my companion and I were prepared for a jaunty stroll through the green hills of Bakersfield. We found the parking with out any problems. We surveyed the area, it looked promising a easy Sunday stroll..... readers be ware halfway through the “stroll” I feared for our lives! The hills snuck up on us, we clamored and struggled up those monstrous hills. With hearts pounding we surveyed the vast open space disorientated us. In the wide open dry land we feared we may never see our loved ones again! As we cleared the last leg of the trail we gave up on all hope of ever surviving this grueling trail. 1hr later we were passed by a family of four (mother, farther and two elementary school children) at last civilization! We were free..... my companion and I often speak fondly of our hikes, but we never speak of the Heart Park small loop..

So fun with our kiddos!

A must go with the family.

Love this place, been here a handful of times.

I think it is worth clarifying that hiking here is easy if you follow the mountain bike trail and head back on the San Emigdio Canyon trail. If you want something more challenging take the Tule Elk trail instead of the mountain bike trail. You will chew up elevation the first two miles. There is an amazing view from the lookout area. Nearly everyone turns around there so if you just keep going there will be nobody left but you and the wildlife. There are animals everywhere! I was even overrun on the trail by a herd of sheep. The irony is that I saw everything except Elk.

It was fun and easy. Loved it

Great trail! The views are great and the trail is very easy. I didn’t get to the reflective pond though, another hiker told me its empty right now.

Excellent trails

5 months ago

Great Hike, I was the only one on the trail, all in all I enjoy myself, doing the big loop 2morrow 6 miles

5 months ago

Beautiful hike, even with the fog!

We were very discouraged on way in seeing oil mining (?) and endless flat farmland but once in the park it’s apparent how well kept and loved this 93,000 acre park is. Fantastic for dogs (FYI there are mountain lions and coyotes, practice safety!), easy parking, easy camping, great views, very few people on a three day weekend... can’t go wrong here. Day 1 was heavy fog, gave it a romantic eery feeling. Day 2 was clear, revealing epic scenery! Can’t wait to come back. Rangers were great. Since it’s a non profit it’s completely free entry and camping. This place is an undiscovered gem and we are fortunate to have stumbled upon it.

Finally got a chance to head out there and check it out some and it’s definitely something I’d do again. While I didn’t hike the full trail, the part that I did get to see was great.

Great area small area to hiking with a lot of unused roads and paths to follow if daring

It's very easy, kids can enjoy it and have a great time

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