Nestled in the cascading Sierra Nevada mountains, just 3 hours North of Los Angeles, your adventure awaits you here in the Kern River Valley. From family fishing expeditions to world-class whitewater rafting trips, the wild and scenic Kern River area has an adventure for everyone.
Explore natural caves, waterfall hikes, or old abandoned gold mining claims. Relax in a pool from a natural hot springs or plunge down a 7000 ft decent on your mountain bike. You can go fly fishing for native Kern River Golden Trout, walk the interpretive Trail of a Hundred Giants, or view the largest variety of hummingbirds in the world.
If you love life outdoors, the natural beauty of the Kern River Valley will find a place in your soul, for this is truly Gods country.
The Upper Kern River in the Southern Sierra north of Lake Isabella and Kernville is a fishery known for its 4-8 pound trophy trout. This 20 mile section of river has big deep pools, pocket water, short runs and long riffles. Nymphing deep will always get you into fish but be ready for those southern Sierra hatches in the late evening or early morning. This fishery is open year round.
The Trail of a Hundred Giants is home to groves of the largest living things on the planet! This gentle trail (6% maximum grade) is suitable for wheel chairs and loops its way through the grove. Many fine interpretive signs are found throughout. You will view a unique cedar and sequoia tree growing together, and a circle of five sequoias growing together. At each and every turn there are wonders to behold!
Whiskey Flat Days is always held on Presidents Day Weekend in February. Our 54th Annual Whiskey Flat Days will be held February 18-21, 2011, and the theme is "Goin' To The Dogs". Take a step back in time and celebrate life in the 1850's. This old-fashioned, western style festival includes a parade, gunfighters, carnival, music, vendors, and a Whiskey Flat Encampment. Enter the Epitaph Contest, Frog Jumpin' Contest, Whiskerino Contest, and more! READ MORE >>