Fairview Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"About 60,000 years ago, a glacier ﬂowing down an earthquake slip fault cut the U-shaped Upper Kern Canyon. Look southward along the Upper Kern Canyon and you can see how the glacier carved out the canyon, giving it rounded shoulders.
In the Lower Kern Canyon, below Lake Isabella, where the glacier didn’t ﬂow, the shoulders of the canyon are sharp and V-shaped. Fairview Campground, near the head of the Upper Kern Valley, is the best camping spot in the area. It’s set down by the river, well below the road and any traﬃc noise, with the mountains towering around. The sites are so well planned it’s hard to decide where to camp. The last time I was there it was spring, and the snow level was down to 5,000 feet, but it was warm and sunny down in the campground."