Ranger | 2461 pts
The North Fork Kern River has carved a starkly beautiful canyon. Few hikes begin by crossing a bridge, high above a raging river. There was a lot of action at the Johnsondale Bridge when I was there including raft put-ins & fishing. The thunderous sounds of the river are with you all the way, sometimes echoing from the rocks. Various wildflowers were scattered beside the trail.
I posted more info about the hike at hikingthegoldenstate.com.