Best Trails Near Johnsondale CA

Johnsondale has 12 trails in the vicinity, including 11 hiking trails and 1 for campgrounds. These trails range from 1.39 to 79.1 miles in length. The longest trail in Johnsondale is Central Wilderness Grand Tour a well-known trail measuring 79.1 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Forks of the Kern, Little Kern Lake and Doe Meadow and Kern Flat Loop. Trails.com member James P. recently completed Little Kern Lake.

More information on the best trails in Johnsondale can be found below.
  • Grey Meadow Loop

    2 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    A fine early- or late-season low-elevation day hike or weekend backpack.
    •  13.6 miles
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    A fine early- or late-season low-elevation day hike or weekend backpack.

  • Forks of the Kern

    1 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    An out-and-back day hike to the confluence of the Kern River and the Little Kern. This is an upside-down hike and the trailhead elevation is less than 5,800 feet, so be sure to carry plenty of ...
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    An out-and-back day hike to the confluence of the Kern River and the Little Kern. This is an upside-down hike and the trailhead ...

  • Redwood Meadow Campground

    0 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    If campgrounds could have expressions, then Redwood Meadow would have a smiling face. This is an easy campground to like. The facilities are clean and well maintained. The sites are under well-spaced ...
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    If campgrounds could have expressions, then Redwood Meadow would have a smiling face. This is an easy campground to like. ...

  • Trail of 100 Giants

    0 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    This is not your classic backcountry hike. The Trail of 100 Giants—besides offering a rare and remarkably accessible opportunity to admire magnificent specimens of giant sequoia trees, while ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.39 miles
    •  Guide

    This is not your classic backcountry hike. The Trail of 100 Giants—besides offering a rare and remarkably accessible opportunity ...

  • Central Wilderness Grand Tour

    0 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    This route is one of the few that allow exploration of the wonderfully diverse country on both sides of the Kern River, making use of the only two bridges within the wilderness spanning the main ...
    •  79.1 miles
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    This route is one of the few that allow exploration of the wonderfully diverse country on both sides of the Kern River, making ...

  • Doe Meadow and Kern Flat Loop

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    Johnsondale, CA

    A flower-filled hike to the Kern River. It can be done with a short car shuttle, but if you don’t mind another 4 miles of walking partly on a road, you can make a complete loop.
    •  26.8 miles
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    A flower-filled hike to the Kern River. It can be done with a short car shuttle, but if you don’t mind another 4 miles of ...

  • Little Kern Lake

    0 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    An out-and-back backpack beginning on the historic Jordan Trail, then following the Wild and Scenic Kern River to visit an unusual pair of lakes. Like so many features of the Golden Trout Wilderness, ...
    •  34.4 miles
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    An out-and-back backpack beginning on the historic Jordan Trail, then following the Wild and Scenic Kern River to visit an ...

  • Silver Knapsack Trail

    0 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    A Boy Scout favorite, with plenty of variety and lots of ups and downs. Can be done as a shuttle or a slightly longer loop. This is not a hike for beginners.
    •  36.2 miles
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    A Boy Scout favorite, with plenty of variety and lots of ups and downs. Can be done as a shuttle or a slightly longer loop. ...

  • Lion Meadows Loop

    0 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    A relatively low- to middle-elevation exploration of numerous tributaries of the Little Kern River, perfect in autumn for solitude and fall color. This is an especially fine hike in fall when ...
    •  23.8 miles
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    A relatively low- to middle-elevation exploration of numerous tributaries of the Little Kern River, perfect in autumn for ...

  • Trout and Willow Meadows

    0 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    A great early-season lollipop-loop backpack to two pretty meadows.
    •  17.5 miles
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    A great early-season lollipop-loop backpack to two pretty meadows.

  • Lewis Camp Trail to the Little Kern River

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    Johnsondale, CA

    An upside-down hike to the Little Kern River gorge on a historic trans-Sierra trail. This is an upside-down hike, so the return trip will take longer than the outbound leg. Be sure to allow enough ...
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    An upside-down hike to the Little Kern River gorge on a historic trans-Sierra trail. This is an upside-down hike, so the ...

  • Jerkey Meadow Trailhead to the Little Kern River

    0 Reviews

    Johnsondale, CA

    An out-and-back hike to the Little Kern River.
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    An out-and-back hike to the Little Kern River.