Badger Gap Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The trail begins one mile north of the Oak Flat Lookout Road on Rancheria Road. The trail descends Greenhorn Mountain crossing several seasonal drainages on moderate grades before a steep descent into Delonegha Creek.  This trail demonstrates OHV dollars at work, as green-sticker funding allowed for its construction.

Campfire permits are required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves. Permits are available at your local Ranger Station or online at

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Intermediate riders! For Kern River Ranger District recreation information, please call 760-376-3781.
Reservations: No reservation required.
Fees Free of charge.
Best Season: Spring
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Tread Lightly - Please stay on the trails and do not short cut switchbacks. Lower elevations are usually snow free but may be too muddy for winter travel. Wet conditions may also leave trails subject to erosion.
Closest Towns: Lake Isabella
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Just above Highway 178, the trail connect with Kern River Trail. The trail traverses oak woodlands and mixed brush, and provides some fine views of the Lower Kern Canyon.



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  Area/Length : 
10.2 miles

  Elevation : 
2200 feet - 4300 feet


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