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Best trails in Kernville

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Looking for a great trail near Kernville, California? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Red Rock Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hagen Canyon Nature Preserve or Hart Memorial Unit. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Kernville ranging from 1.5 to 24.4 miles and from 2,798 to 9,973 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 Kernville
Top trails (23)
#1 - Cannell Meadow Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 20.3 mi • Est. 11 h 38 m
#2 - Whiskey Flat Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
#3 - Powers Peak
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 6 h 8 m
Note: Hikers report that this trail is considered moderate until the final push which is rated as difficult.Show more
#4 - Bull Run Creek Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 45 m
#5 - Cannell Peak from Sierra Way
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 29 mi • Est. Multi-day
#6 - Seven Teacups Trail [CLOSED]
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. Seven Teacups is a short section of Dry Meadow Creek just before it joins the Kern River. The canyon is mostly used for canyoneering but the upper pools are accessible without gear. This canyon is best visited in summer or fall, or whenever the flow is not extremely high as there are flow-related challenges. The majority of the hike is on the relatively flat "River Trail", with the finish being quite scrambly up the Dry Meadow Creek. Follow the tips and be safe.Show more
#7 - Packsaddle Cave Trail [CLOSED]
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. Hike begins about 16 miles north of Kernville on Mtn. 99 just north of the Fairview Campground. Trail climbs 3 miles to the cave. Bring a flashlight to explore the cave to see the remaining stalactites and stalagmites. Trail gains elevation fairly constantly with a 900 ft gain to cross the ridge/saddle. Along this incline you can see deer brush, manzanita, live oak, digger pine and sagebrush. Trail dips down to the creek - crossing it about three times. Cave has stalactites and stalagmites - bring flashlight.Show more
#8 - Baker Point Fire Lookout
Kernville, California
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
#9 - Rocky Point Loop Hike
Kernville, California
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#10 - Salmon Creek Falls Viewpoint via Rincon Trail [CLOSED]
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
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