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Bouquet Canyon Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail

5.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Kern River Parkway Trail

21.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

San Francisquito Creek Trail

6.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santa Clara River Trail (CA)

8.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sierra Bike Trail

7.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

South Fork River Trail

4.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Bouquet Canyon Trail is open in two disconnected segments—both along Newhall Ranch Road—in Santa Clarita. The western segment runs along the south side of the road from Vanderbilt Way to Avenue...
CA 3.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail offers a direct route for cyclists and other trail users through the neighborhoods of Santa Clarita south of the Santa Clara River. While not as scenic as other trails...
CA 5.5 mi Asphalt
The Kern River Parkway Trail spans the east–west length of Bakersfield along the Kern River, a waterway that drains the Sierra Nevada range but is often dry by the time it reaches the inland city....
CA 21.4 mi Asphalt
The San Francisquito Creek Trail features two parallel paved segments along its namesake waterway in Santa Clarita. The paths provide a useful north–south route, connecting neighborhoods with parks...
CA 6.7 mi Asphalt
The Santa Clara River Trail follows its namesake waterway, one of Los Angeles County's last unchannelized rivers. The paved trail connects several of Santa Clarita's neighborhoods, including Canyon...
CA 8.8 mi Asphalt
The Sierra Bike Trail occupies a sliver of land between active Metrolink commuter rail tracks and Sierra Highway, connecting the communities of Palmdale and Lancaster in California's Antelope Valley....
CA 7.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The South Fork River Trail follows the dry waterway through Santa Clarita, providing many of its residential communities with access to the area's great trail network. Easily accessed from Placerita...
CA 4.7 mi Asphalt

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Sierra Bike Trail

CA - 7.1 miles

The Sierra Bike Trail occupies a sliver of land between active Metrolink commuter rail tracks and Sierra Highway, connecting the communities of Palmdale and Lancaster in California's Antelope Valley....

San Francisquito Creek Trail

CA - 6.7 miles

The San Francisquito Creek Trail features two parallel paved segments along its namesake waterway in Santa Clarita. The paths provide a useful north–south route, connecting neighborhoods with parks...

Santa Clara River Trail (CA)

CA - 8.8 miles

The Santa Clara River Trail follows its namesake waterway, one of Los Angeles County's last unchannelized rivers. The paved trail connects several of Santa Clarita's neighborhoods, including Canyon...

Bouquet Canyon Trail

CA - 3.6 miles

The Bouquet Canyon Trail is open in two disconnected segments—both along Newhall Ranch Road—in Santa Clarita. The western segment runs along the south side of the road from Vanderbilt Way to Avenue...

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Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail

CA - 5.5 miles

The Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail offers a direct route for cyclists and other trail users through the neighborhoods of Santa Clarita south of the Santa Clara River. While not as scenic as other trails...

Kern River Parkway Trail

CA - 21.4 miles

The Kern River Parkway Trail spans the east–west length of Bakersfield along the Kern River, a waterway that drains the Sierra Nevada range but is often dry by the time it reaches the inland city....

South Fork River Trail

CA - 4.7 miles

The South Fork River Trail follows the dry waterway through Santa Clarita, providing many of its residential communities with access to the area's great trail network. Easily accessed from Placerita...

San Francisquito Creek Trail

CA - 6.7 miles

The San Francisquito Creek Trail features two parallel paved segments along its namesake waterway in Santa Clarita. The paths provide a useful north–south route, connecting neighborhoods with parks...

Sierra Bike Trail

CA - 7.1 miles

The Sierra Bike Trail occupies a sliver of land between active Metrolink commuter rail tracks and Sierra Highway, connecting the communities of Palmdale and Lancaster in California's Antelope Valley....

Kern River Parkway Trail

CA - 21.4 miles

The Kern River Parkway Trail spans the east–west length of Bakersfield along the Kern River, a waterway that drains the Sierra Nevada range but is often dry by the time it reaches the inland city....

Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail

CA - 5.5 miles

The Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail offers a direct route for cyclists and other trail users through the neighborhoods of Santa Clarita south of the Santa Clara River. While not as scenic as other trails...

Accordion

Bouquet Canyon Trail

CA - 3.6 miles

The Bouquet Canyon Trail is open in two disconnected segments—both along Newhall Ranch Road—in Santa Clarita. The western segment runs along the south side of the road from Vanderbilt Way to Avenue...

Santa Clara River Trail (CA)

CA - 8.8 miles

The Santa Clara River Trail follows its namesake waterway, one of Los Angeles County's last unchannelized rivers. The paved trail connects several of Santa Clarita's neighborhoods, including Canyon...

South Fork River Trail

CA - 4.7 miles

The South Fork River Trail follows the dry waterway through Santa Clarita, providing many of its residential communities with access to the area's great trail network. Easily accessed from Placerita...

Kern River Parkway Trail

CA - 21.4 miles

The Kern River Parkway Trail spans the east–west length of Bakersfield along the Kern River, a waterway that drains the Sierra Nevada range but is often dry by the time it reaches the inland city....

San Francisquito Creek Trail

CA - 6.7 miles

The San Francisquito Creek Trail features two parallel paved segments along its namesake waterway in Santa Clarita. The paths provide a useful north–south route, connecting neighborhoods with parks...

Santa Clara River Trail (CA)

CA - 8.8 miles

The Santa Clara River Trail follows its namesake waterway, one of Los Angeles County's last unchannelized rivers. The paved trail connects several of Santa Clarita's neighborhoods, including Canyon...

Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail

CA - 5.5 miles

The Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail offers a direct route for cyclists and other trail users through the neighborhoods of Santa Clarita south of the Santa Clara River. While not as scenic as other trails...

Accordion

Bouquet Canyon Trail

CA - 3.6 miles

The Bouquet Canyon Trail is open in two disconnected segments—both along Newhall Ranch Road—in Santa Clarita. The western segment runs along the south side of the road from Vanderbilt Way to Avenue...

Sierra Bike Trail

CA - 7.1 miles

The Sierra Bike Trail occupies a sliver of land between active Metrolink commuter rail tracks and Sierra Highway, connecting the communities of Palmdale and Lancaster in California's Antelope Valley....

South Fork River Trail

CA - 4.7 miles

The South Fork River Trail follows the dry waterway through Santa Clarita, providing many of its residential communities with access to the area's great trail network. Easily accessed from Placerita...

Recent Trail Reviews

Kern River Parkway Trail

Closure

March, 2017 by fuckyou13

Trail closed at Allen Road.
3/17/17

Kern River Parkway Trail

Great Ride

October, 2016 by carellano_tl

I have been doing this trail since I moved to Bakersfield 24 years ago. Mostly flat, and in the summer it is very hot. The city keeps the trail clean. There are emergency call phones about every mile. There is water in the developed areas, but if you go to the west there is no water on the west end 8 mile stretch. If you have the desire, you can bike from about I-5 in the valley, all the way to Lake Ming, about 28 miles one-way.

Kern River Parkway Trail

love it.

August, 2016 by nevenante

the variations in landscape scenery are adorable.

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Santa Clara River Trail (CA)

Great

February, 2016 by d6034

Beautiful scenery,easy to ride, easy access to shops and restaurants, my family and I enjoyed this trail

Kern River Parkway Trail

West end Kern River Bikeway

January, 2016 by danbridge

Started at Chester in BF and rode west. Nice flat trail. Plenty of benches and water fountains along the way. It goes by Cal state BF, and the Brighthouse amphitheater. Once you get past Allen ave, you go into the great wide open called the "Bakersfield 2800" It's 2800 acres of watershed/flood control that I assume is controlled by the state. No water. No toilets. No food for about 10 miles. They have a signed gate that gives you fair warning about this area. You will be in the middle of nowhere. In June, the rattlesnakes come out of hibernation and sun themselves on the warm asphalt. Be on the lookout! You may also encounter foxes, coyotes, squirrels, rabbits, roadrunners and red tailed hawks. The trail finally ends up at Enos lane just north of I-5. Still, in the middle of nowhere.

Kern River Parkway Trail

Nice east end

January, 2016 by danbridge

I started at oak park and rode East toward the Sierras. Nice paved trail with signage and call boxes! Once you get past China Grade Loop, there are 3 parks for you to meander through. Alfred Harrell Highway was not fun to traverse coming back. Once the trail ends at lake Ming, you can hear the cars in the distance on highway 178, but there is no way to get there! You end up in a boy scout campground next to a fenced off golf course. Without a map, IDK how to get to 178 from there.

Kern River Parkway Trail

2015 Comments

June, 2015 by gim820

I rode this trail 5/1/15 to gain 10 miles of Latitude in my quest to cross America (Canada to Mexico) on Rail Trails only. However, it's not possible to connect rail trails themsleves east-west or north - south so I have dropped the "rail" out of the equation---especially because the Kern River Trail is not a Rail Trail. But it behaves like one with reasonable elevation change like rail trails. I did not see any homeless folks as stated in one of the reviews. The trail bed is smooth and fast. I found the eastern half of the trail as interesting/beautiful as the western half. A southwest wind wrecks havoc with average speed if you ride like I did (east-west). There wasn't a drop of water in the Kern River flood plain. It got to 95 degrees but dry air made it tolerable. Take plenty of water

Kern River Parkway Trail

long trail..has some mtb opportunities

November, 2014 by adamantane

I came over from Ridgecrest and rode about 14 miles of this a couple weeks ago, from the parking area off manor street west to about 2 miles from the I5. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the trail, it is asphalt. At one time it was concrete, you will see the remains of that scraped over to the side into the kern river drainage along the way. What makes the trail fun is that it is essentially flat as a board the entire way so really anyone can enjoy it on a bike from novices on up. The trail can be more 'hilly' towards the eastern end. I have gone out east as far as china grade loop on another occasion but then you have to start using some high speed roads with cars and bailed on that outing. The latest outing i rode on a mtn bike and quickly discovered that for the most part knobby bikes can ride just a few yards off to the side on some nice hard packed dirt. But the trail really shines for roadies i presume. There were some great places to stop and get real food and drink for example there was a shopping area like river walk park to take a break etc. It was very enjoyable and got a good workout as well...highly recommend it

Kern River Parkway Trail

Interesting trail

November, 2014 by jim.fong

Lots of different scenery for a Easterner such as myself to see. We took pieces of this trail and connected them to the Round the Mountain trail and Panorama Drive sections to coble together a convenient ride. Trail is well kept and the uphills are manageable. Lots of interesting historical relevance of this trail. Well maintained and some good straightaways.

Kern River Parkway Trail

Wonderful

June, 2014 by cdebskidz7

Very nice trail. You can park at Enos Lane and ride the complete trail, then turn around and go back. Round trip is about 45 miles. Excellent places to stop and rest on the way. Yokut, Beach and River Lake Park are all clean, nice restrooms. Finish Line Bike shop is right on the path, about half way point, if you need energy supplements or bike parts, great staff with years of knowledge. You can also leave the path at numerous locations to veer off and get something to eat or drink. This is one of my favorite rides in Bakersfield.

Sierra Bike Trail

A decent out-of-traffic bike path

July, 2013 by volosong

I ride this trail frequently. It is good in that it is out of traffic lanes. The path runs parallel between the railroad tracks and Sierra Highway. There is a Western-style wooden fence between the path and the RR tracks and sparse desert shrubbery and a curb between the path and Sierra Highway.

The entire length of the path is not uninterrupted. There are several major east-west intersections at which you will have to stop and wait for the signal to change. Make sure you press the "walk" button, or else the signal will not know you are there.

As mentioned, this is a desert and you will need to bring your own water. Even though there are several shelters/benches along the path, there is no water nor are there any stores in which to purchase refreshments. Also, being a desert, there is precious little shade or trees/bushes. Things are sparse out here. Traffic on Sierra Highway can be heavy at times, and is always noisy. It moves pretty fast.

Lastly, be aware that in the afternoons, there is a pretty persistent west wind in the Antelope Valley, which means you will get a cross wind the entire length of the trail.

I would classify this as a commuter path; something to get safely back and forth between Lancaster and Palmdale. Not something that you would choose to ride, unless you were ticking off boxes on some type of bike path list, or needed to get from "A" to "B", or in this case, "L" to "P". Instead, head down to Santa Clarita, which has an awesome bike lane/trail system.

Kern River Parkway Trail

Fun Ride!!!

June, 2013 by rose tetrick

I ride this path 3 to 4 days a week... Love Love Love it!! Longest ride was from Calm to Enos and back... It was a long ride but a fun one!!! It's beautiful early in the morning... Don't go alone... there are homeless people in the bushes... They have never bothered me... but it's a little unnerving, nonetheless... I've seen bobcats, snakes, coyotes, jack rabbits, bunnies... etc... the off road trails are my favorite... Lots of fun!!!

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