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Eaton Canyon Trail

Pasadena, CA

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Eaton Canyon Falls Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Pasadena, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Wind Wolves Preserve

Bakersfield, CA

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Rancheria Road
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great road trip. Road was in really good shape.

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Wind Wolves Preserve
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I just whent last week!!! Beatiful place to hike,,,,,, there are 3-4 diferent level of hike same as distance,!
Recomend 100%

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Kern County Campgrounds
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Location marked on the map is for Rabobank Arena in the City Center, not a campground.
It is better to seek out the Kern River County Campground out by Lake Ming.

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Wind Wolves Preserve
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11 Completed 11 Reviews

San Emigdio Canyon ~ Guided hike through Wind Wolves. Wind Wolves offers many different hiking trails and most of them are non-guided, go at your own pace. However, this guided hike through the San Emigdio Canyon is one I'd highly recommend to a moderate or better hiker. The first 6 miles are through the canyon proper where you crisscross the stream numerous times. Along the way the Wind Wolves Naturalist will show you an abandoned mine and an abandoned homestead, as well as many other interesting things. Once you finally reach the road back on the Wind Wolves Preserve, those final 5 miles are a cake walk, as you've already done battle with the sage, poison oak, creek, willow and many broom bushes.

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Wind Wolves Preserve
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8 Completed 4 Reviews

I was really pleased with my choice this last weekend with Wind Wolves Preserve. This is a PRIVATE preserve. The rangers there were very friendly. I meet a group of friends there early Saturday morning. I was surprised how many people were there. The preserve is free and accepts donations. We choose the Canyon View Trail. It was a moderate/easy trail. We had to cross the running creek several times which was a lot of fun. We hiked five miles out then turned around just after Reflection Pond. Of course due to the drought, Reflection Pond was dry. We took the road/trail back which cut off two miles of our hike. This is an exposed trail with little to no trees. I wouldn't recommend this hike during the mid-day/afternoon with the Valley heat. It was a perfect weather day for us but later in the year it will be hot. Only downside was we didn't see any wildlife except the birds and some sheep. Overall a great place to go especially for families.

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Wind Wolves Preserve
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a good hike, year round. You might see some elk if you are there at the right time. The name of the actual trail is San Emigdio Canyon Trail. I found their Park Rangers and Naturalists to be most friendly and helpful! If you go in the winter plan on seeing a lot of brown! Nonetheless it is a very esay hike. The only difficult part will be the approach up to Reflection Pond (which is currently dry).

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Rancheria Road
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37 Completed 14 Reviews

Paved and dirt road that leads to Glenville and Evans Flat Campground. Easy drive, great scenery and quail hunting at the top! Fun weekend drive for any high clearance vehicle.

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Rancheria Road
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Pretty mild Jeep trail. More like a dirt road. Some bikes and some motorcycles. Watch for kids and ranchers on the roads. Once you get into Park (about 5 miles?) gets better scenery.

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Rancheria Road
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51 Completed 18 Reviews

Super easy road, drive your Honda Civic easy. Still fun way to get from Bakersfield to Lake Isabella off road though. Evans Flat Campground is real nice and you can ride your ATV's or other OHV's from there to Keyesville. Winter 4x4ing is great with mud and snow!

Also when you get up to Alta Sierra there is a ski lodge and a great restaurant in the little town.

Only words of caution are;
during the winter the road is closed by snow
there are many side roads that lead to private property or other towns so try to stay on the main fire road

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Wind Wolves Preserve
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

We did the 10 mile hike up into the canyon to reflection pond... going up the mountain was pretty difficult but we're beginners so it may not be for more experienced hikers. can't wait to come back in the spring during wildflower season. Our dogs loved it too and there were plenty of places to stop along the stream to give them a drink.

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