Taft Rails to Trails

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Taft Rails to Trails is a short pathway across the small city that is situated on the southwestern edge of the San Joaquin Valley. The trail occupies a corridor formerly home to the Sunset Railroad, which was built to transport oil from the productive oil fields in this part of Kern County to the county seat and largest city of Bakersfield.

In the future, the city plans to extend the trail west along the out-of-service rail corridor to the tiny community of Fellows—once an oil boomtown and still surrounded by the massive Midway-Sunset Oil Field—and southeast towards the small city of Maricopa.

Parking and Trail Access

A large public parking lot can be found adjacent to the trail on the corner of 2nd Street and Main Street in downtown Taft.


Interesting Ride

   October, 2010 by ckrt26s

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   March, 2007 by noeljkelller

"Ample parking adjacent to the East Trail head N35.13820 W119.45542 elev 969’. A trail in a Green Belt through town. This grainy asphalt surface does not have one crack in the entire 1.11 mile length of the trail. Considering the hot summer temperatures ...read more