Johnsondale Bridge Hike

Kernville, California 93238

Johnsondale Bridge Hike

Johnsondale Bridge Hike Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Johnsondale Bridge Hike Reviews

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7/7/2018
Such a beautiful hike wish we would have brought swim stuff!!
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7/26/2009
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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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Aug 2018