Forks Of The Kern Trailhead

Area Status: Open

33E20 Trailhead is on road 20S67 off the Lloyd Mdw road 22S82. The trail drops immediately down to the Kern River, crossing the Little Kern River. There is NO BRIDGE crossing the Little Kern, and extreme caution should be used. Crossing should not be attempted during spring snow runoff. Trail travels on the west bank of the Kern River for several miles to Kern Flat (a large meadow near the river), then crosses the Big Kern River on a bridge 1.5 miles above Kern Flat. Trail continues on to the Cannell Meadow District of the Sequoia National Forest. Campsites and fishing are available from the Little Kern Crossing to the Big Kern Bridge.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather dependent - Western Divide Ranger District
Open Season: May 15 - Nov 15
Usage: Light-Medium
Operated By: Forest Service


Day Hiking

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Elevation : 
4600 ft - 5700 ft