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Whiskey Flat Trail

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Fun, easy trail off the beaten path with great scenic views!

Take Burlando Road off the main street in Kernville and keep going until it dead ends. You will... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Kristin P
Long but Scenic

This trail starts at the end of Burlando Road in Kernville, and winds about 14 miles North parallel... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2016
Kernville, CA
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The Whiskey Flat trail is 12.4 miles long. It begins at the end of Burlando Road and ends at Fairview.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Burlando Road, Kernville, CA
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We wanted some exercise, so decided to hike the whiskey flat trail just outside of town. The trail meandered among sagebrush and various bushes near a dry riverbed until we came to the Kern River. You either had to ford the river by wading on...More

Thank bsimosd
Reviewed February 26, 2018

I can't believe this is listed on the map as a "featured bike ride". I started biking from the McNalley's end. Some parts of the trail are well built, but most of it is overgrown and seems to lack basic trail maintenance and markers. I...More

Thank Bikepaddlerun
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Take Burlando Road off the main street in Kernville and keep going until it dead ends. You will come to the trail head of this trail. Make sure that you do not trespass onto the properties adjacent to this trail, which may be off-putting to...More

Thank Kristin P
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Kind of hard to describe where this is located, but just ask one of the locals and they will guide you. This is a great hiking trail, you're walking on a mostly sand trail with rocks and boulders to climb on, and about 1 1/2...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed September 10, 2016

This trail starts at the end of Burlando Road in Kernville, and winds about 14 miles North parallel to the Kern River. Sometimes it is close to the river, sometimes on benches well above. The first few miles are pretty easy although there is a...More

1  Thank bobsacerdo
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This trail can lead you about 16 miles uphill (or down if you start at the top) to McNally's Steak House, General Store and Lodge. Probably a good plan to set 2 days aside to make the hike though. Lots of uphill and narrow hiking....More

1  Thank Phillip S
Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a nice trail up in Kernville. It’s the desert and wide open so in the summer I can image it gets REALLY hot but it is a lot of fun to walk. If you were to do the whole thing I’m told it’s...More

2  Thank 3DogsCamping
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Took the trail at the bridge at McNally's. The view of the water flowing so fast was great to see after 4 years of drought.

1  Thank Diana W
Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a great trail or many trails to take. You can branch off and cross a creek - then go down by the river. Another way is to walk to the left towards the mountains taking you up. you will pass old foundations and...More

1  Thank Sandipatti
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