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Forks of the Kern (33E20)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (2)

A great weekend run with great fishing.


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11.1

Miles

17.9

KM

95%

Runnable

5,808' 1,770 m

High

4,702' 1,433 m

Low

648' 197 m

Up

1,229' 375 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

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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Shared By:

Jesse Saunders

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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There is great fly fishing along the Kern River.
Apr 24, 2017 near Kernville, CA
A peaceful pool on the Kern River.
Apr 24, 2017 near Kernville, CA
Great views down in to the Kern River.
Apr 24, 2017 near Kernville, CA
Entering the Golden Trout Wilderness.
Apr 24, 2017 near Kernville, CA

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