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Wiskey Flat Out-and-Back

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Trail

12.4 mile 19.9 kilometer out and back
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 903' 275 m
Descent: -903' -275 m
High: 3,113' 949 m
Low: 2,738' 835 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Kristof Mattei

Follow a flat trail paralleling the kern river, crossing the side creeks as you go.

Kristof Mattei

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Overview

Enjoy this flat trail paralleling the Kern river with beautiful scenery, water and a river bank at the end.

Need to Know

Bring plenty of water, you don't want to risk drinking the water from the side rivers!

Runner Notes

Beginning is sandy / very run-able, further down you hit more stones.

Description

This route follows a rather flat trail, and there's not a lot of elevation change. For most of the run, you'll follow small dips that moved down and up on the side rivers that enter the Kern river.

This trail runs parallel the river the whole time and ends on the river bank.

The outing starts off on the soft sand, and gradually turning into a more rocky trail. The beginning of the run is where you'll see more people walking their dogs, but as you go further you won't see a lot of people, which can be especially nice for those looking for solitude.

Though you can continue along this trail for quite a ways, we decided that a 6 mile out (resulting in 12 out and back) was plenty for the day.

Flora & Fauna

We were warned for poison oak and snakes, but didn't see any of those.

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Photos

Crossing the Bull Run Creek
Mar 6, 2018 near Kernville, CA
Burnt tree
Mar 6, 2018 near Kernville, CA
View of the flats with the mountains in the distance
Mar 6, 2018 near Kernville, CA
A view of the Kern River from the bank.
Mar 6, 2018 near Kernville, CA
Another view of the scenery
Mar 6, 2018 near Kernville, CA
Another view of the river.
Mar 6, 2018 near Kernville, CA

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