Johnsondale Bridge Hike

Kernville, California

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Johnsondale Bridge marks the southern edge of the second-largest roadless area in the continental United States. Prospects for backpackers are legion, even epic; but with an easy gradient and fine views of the Kern Canyon, this is a fun and rewarding trail even for a stroll of an hour or two.
Hiking The Sierra Nevada

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Hiking The Sierra Nevada

by Barry Parr (Falcon Guides)

Johnsondale Bridge marks the southern edge of the second-largest roadless area in the continental United States. Prospects for backpackers are legion, even epic; but with an easy gradient and fine views of the Kern Canyon, this is a fun and rewarding trail even for a stroll of an hour or two.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Kernville
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours.
Season: Year-round, but October through May are prime.
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Sequoia National Forest, Cannell Meadow Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Fairview, Durrwood Creek.
Driving Directions: Directions to Johnsondale Bridge Hike

Recent Trail Reviews

7/26/2009
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Very scenic trail that starts on the South side of Johnsondale bridge and goes up North along the right side of the Kern river. About 1.5 miles up, on the other side of the river is where Dry Meadow Creek goes into the Kern. Unfortunately it's on the other side of the river, but if you're able to cross, the famous "7 teacups" (pools of water in solid granit rock) are right there. For the two miles I hiked one way, there were many changes in the landscape that makes you want to go a little bit further everytime you round a corner. Park either at the bridge, which is usually packed, or just down the road where it forks with Sherman Pass Rd.



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