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Forks of the Kern (33E20)

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11.1 Miles 17.9 Kilometers


95%

Runnable

648' 197 m

Ascent

-1,229' -375 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

5,808' 1,770 m

High

4,702' 1,433 m

Low

Shared By Jesse Saunders

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All Clear 35 days ago
Mid July water level is still bit high. Fording Little Kern about mid-shin high. Great conditions otherwise History

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A great weekend run with great fishing.

Jesse Saunders

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Spring · Views

Description

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.

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