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Southern California Trails

  • Mill Creek - #MillCreek

    Socal - Kern County - Kern Canyon NickNames: #MillCreek

    Take highway 178 from Bakersfield, East into Kern River Canyon. Follow highway to 'Old Kern Canyon Road', turn right. 1 and half miles to trail head signs. About 45 minutes from Bakersfield.

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    • Trail UpdateVery dry conditions in August 2007, but still a nice ride. No water in the streams at all. Had to get off a few times on the way up, but nice variation.
      a 44 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Trek 3700 from Bakersfield


    • Trail UpdateMill Creek - Kern Canyon-Rode this trail 01-31-06, it's still in great condition, fun all around ride with various terrain as mentioned before. If your new to riding trails (like I am) those four creek crossings are just about ice cold so expect your feet to hate you by the first mile in.
      Walter a 37 year old Weekend Warrior riding a GT xcr3000 from Bakersfield


    • Trail UpdateMill Creek Trail-Mill Creek Trail offers moderate to steep, single track riding with Views of the Kern River. 4 creek crossings, switchbacks, rocks and bombable runs for about 2.5 miles. Gets pretty steep but trail continues 3 more miles. I never made it to trail end. Sierra Newts can be found at creek crossings. A fun ride with variety of terrain, but top part is not as usable as bottom. Occaisional hikers. Do not trash through top 2 creeks, as it muddies water for hikers to find newts.
      Ride rating: Intermediate
      Ride distance: 4 miles Elevation change: 2000
      Mike a 37 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Giant from Bakersfield


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