The Kern River Ranger District offers something for every recreationist. The district covers 663,000 acres and offers 25 campgrounds and10 developed day use areas, Over 578 miles of trails run through mountains, high desert, along rivers, and through the forest, 68 miles of which run through designated wilderness. Come out and explore! To the right, within the "Areas and Activities" heading is a drop down menu to explore all rec opportunities on the forest. Click on the plus (+) sign next to "Find an area" to browse for recreation sites. Alternatively, you can use the interactive map to move around, zoom in, zoom out, and select specific recration sites to learn more about. To see more information about a specific recration site on the map, clik on that site and click again on the site name in yellow text once the descriptive bubble appears.
Gateway to the Giant Sequoias
Even though no giant sequoia groves are on the Kern River Ranger District, the Trail of 100 Giants is just up the road on the Western Divide Ranger District and offers a paved interpretive trail to view and learn about these majestic trees.
The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the District in two locations (click here to go to www.pcta.org, official site for the Pacific Crest Trail Association)