Favorite Biking, Hiking Trails Near Along Kern River

Favorite Biking, Hiking Trails Near Along Kern River

September 3rd, 2023

A trail near Kern River California.

If you are a biking or hiking enthusiast, you always look for unique and beautiful places to explore. Kern River in California is a wonderful place to see firsthand, and there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking too. When exploring this area add on a few days at Rankin Ranch. If you want to explore Kern River and more, book directly with Rankin Ranch for the best rural lodging in California. These are some of the best hiking and biking trails near Rankin Ranch.

Biking On The Ranch, Kern River

Bring your bikes to the Ranch to explore the quiet country roads. The seven-mile loop around our little valley is perfect for the casual ride.  For the real enthusiast you can take a longer ride around through Twin Oaks, then climb back up the “Lion’s Trail”, but this is not for the faint of heart. Those guests who prefer mountain biking can ride on our horse trails or venture into the surrounding mountains.  Both Breckenridge and the Piute Mountains offer significant climbs with elevation peaking out around 7,000 feet with breathtaking views.

If you leave the Ranch to bike some more, you will find plenty of trails to appreciate near Kern River. You can head into Bakersfield and bike along the river on the Kern River Parkway Trail. This trail gives you a great opportunity to explore the city of Bakersfield.

Hiking At Rankin Ranch, Kern River

The Ranch has acres and acres for exploring. A favorite hike for many guests is along Walker Basin Creek. 

Venturing outside the Ranch, you will find some of the best rural California views along the Kern River. Traveling to the north about 45 minutes to Kernville a popular trail is The River Trail, about five miles long. It’s unique because you will see large, steep, granite cliff walls along the river. Some other interesting Kern River hiking trails are Valhalla Falls, Whiskey Flat Trail, and more.

Find Adventure Along Kern River

When you stay at Rankin Ranch, it is a great opportunity to extend your adventures in our area to see the Kern River in California.  Visit our travel blog for more ideas and tips for what you can expect on the Ranch. Bring your family and your friends. Enjoy the scenic views, chat with other Ranch visitors, or get some much-needed R&R. You’ll find plenty more activities and nature to see on the Ranch. Check out our website for off-season rates and packages! Please check the availability online or call us at 1-661-867-2511.