This trail provides a lovely out-and-back day run to the confluence of the Kern River and the Little Kern or to venture deeper up the west bank of the Kern.
This is an upside-down run with the steepest sections being the first few miles of the run: good news for the run in but a tough hurdle on the run out so be sure to pack plenty of water for the run out. If you plan to continue up the Kern, this requires a crossing of the Little Kern River. There is a rope strung across to assist, but in years of heavy runoff this can still be a little challenging.
There are great campsites all along the west bank of the Kern.