RIVER TRAIL (33E30)
-begins 19 miles north of Kernville on the east side of the Johnsondale Bridge off Mtn 99. This trail follows the Kern River, proceeding north from the bridge eventually intersecting with the Rincon Trail. The trail climbs at a gentle to moderate grade over riverside bluffs, then descends to interspersed riverside terraces. Grey pine, live oak, incense cedar, manzanita and Jeffrey pine dot the areas as well as high boulders creating cave-like campsites. Parts of this trail may be submerged at the height of spring run-off. Good access for fishing on the North Fork of the Kern River. Trail suitable for day hikes or overnight backpack trips and is considerably easy to moderate in difficulty.