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