Wildrose Trail

  

The Wildrose trail is roughly parallel to the Pacific Crest trail in the South Sierra Wilderness north of Kennedy Meaows Kennedy Meadows. The trail begins in a pinyon-juniper forest and continues north, eventually joins the Haiwee Pass trail at the South Fork of the Kern River. Water is scarce along the Wildrose Trail.

At a Glance

Permit Info:
  • Wilderness Permits are optional in the South Sierra Wilderness, but are strongly recommended.
  • Permits are issued at Sequoia or Inyo National Forest visitor centers.
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
Closest Towns: Kernville, CA. or Ridgecrest, CA.
Restroom: Bury human waste away from water sources.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:

General Information

Accessibility:
Directions:

From US 395, north of Ridgecrest, CA:

  • Travel west on Nine Mile Canyon Rd. to Kennedy Meadows.
  • At Kennedy Meadows continue north onto 21S08
  • In approximately one mile, turn right and follow the signs to the Wildrose Trail.

Parking:

Low clearance vehicles and vehicles with trailers should park at the Kennedy Meadows Trailhead. The road to the Wildrose trailhead, from the paved road, is sandy, steeply gullied, has a small turn-around area and has no dedicated parking.


General Notes:
 CAUTION!

Proceed with caution when you walk, stop and camp in burned areas! Trees weakened by wildfire pose a serious risk for injury due to falling.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
8.0 miles

  Latitude : 
36.041713

  Longitude : 
-118.124612

  Elevation : 
6,200 feet - 7,700 feet

 



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