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Wiskey Flat Out-and-Back

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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12.4

Miles

19.9

KM

Out and Back

3,113' 949 m

High

2,738' 835 m

Low

903' 275 m

Up

903' 275 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly The beginning has some nice access to a side river.

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!

Description

This route follows a rather flat trail, and there's not a lot of elevation change. For most of the hike, 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 hike 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.

Shared By:

Kristof Mattei

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in Kernville

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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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