Kern River Parkway & Bakersfield's Bicycle Trails
- Kern River Parkway Trail Map [Printable]
The Kern River Parkway is a native riparian area which extends over 30 miles through Bakersfield along the Kern River. It extends east to west from the mouth of the Kern Canyon to Enos Lane and is comprised of over 6,000 acres of trails, parks, and waterways. One of the most used areas is the Kern River Parkway Trail, a paved road used for commuting and exercising by walkers, joggers, rollerbladers, and cyclists. Also, no motorized vehicles are allowed within the Kern River Parkway - lakes, trails, and off-road.
Within the Kern River Parkway, there are many active and non-active recreational opportunities available for individuals, families, and groups living or visiting Bakersfield. Explore the parkway and participate in some of these activities: walk, cycle, jog, hike, rollerblade, horseback ride (north side of the river only), canoe, kayak, fish, photograph, sightsee, and attend community events such as movies, concerts, and festivals.
The Kern River Parkway is a place where nature can reclaim the wetlands, wildlife can flourish, and people can experience the beauty of the Kern River.