The trail's western end point is near the California State University campus and proceeds through several city parks with water and restroom facilities. The eastern end traverses through working oil fields. Watch for wildlife that inhabit this area, such as roadrunners and bobcats. Just east of the eastern terminus is Hart Park, a very nice county park. It is accessible along county roads with good shoulders.
This is not a "rail-trail."
Parking and Trail Access
Access is available from several city parks off of Truxtun Avenue west of Hwy 99. Trail parking is also located on the north side of the river on Manor Street.
Kern River Trail ride, Spring 2013
I found the trail to be a very pleasant ride through Bakersfield. Much of it follows the mostly dry riverbed and is well maintained. It passes through some industrial areas and numerous parks, as well as an oil field near the northeast end. The terrain ...
Bakersfield's newest bike shop
The latest bike shop to open in Bakersfield, Riverbend, is located right off the bike path at 24th and Oak Streets. There you can purchase cold drinks and some snack foods, refill your water bottle, use the restroom facilities, or get a flat tire repaired. ...
My favorite (so. cal)
This is a trail that I thought would be getto, but actually exceded my expectations. I highly recommend starting at the lot by the 5 fwy and biking east. When it starts getting dirty and getto, turn around for your ride home. The west side of the trail ...