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Gems in Kern Canyon - 3

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gem Favorite Western bank cliffs of the Kern Canyon are over 1,000 feet high here, near the Kern Hot Springs. Seen looking south at the canyon bottom on a beautiful early May morning.  The Kern River is to the right at the bottom of the cliffs but not visible here.

Kern Hot Spring

(1) Lone Pine, CA
gem Favorite The pretty Kern River seen from the east end of the Lower Kern Bridge.

Kern Canyon

(1) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Chagoopa Falls plunges off 1,200 foot cliffs to land in the Kern River below on the Kern Canyon floor.

Chagoopa Falls

(1) Lone Pine, CA

Kern Canyon Running

  • 29 Miles 47 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 2 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Kern Canyon - 6

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8.9 mi 14.3 km #1Lower Kern
Easy/Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA
3.9 mi 6.4 km #2Moraine Lake Trail
Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA
Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #3Lower Kern Connector
Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA
Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA
5.4 mi 8.7 km #4Coyote Pass
Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
10.4 mi 16.8 km #5Coyote Lakes
Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6Kern Bypass Trail
Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA
Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA

Photos of Kern Canyon - 41

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Looking down Kern Canyon
Feb 13, 2018 near Lone Pine, CA
Foxtail pine rise from the granite along Red Spur Lakes Plateau. This view is looking toward Kern Peak, Kern Canyon, and the Sierra Crest.
Apr 27, 2017 near Lone Pine, CA
The pretty Kern River seen from the east end of the Lower Kern Bridge.
May 11, 2022 near Three R…, CA
Looking southwest down the Wallace Creek valley from the trail (right) cut into the rock, there are dramatic views of Red Spur rising above the 3,000 foot cliffs of Kern Canyon ahead.
May 11, 2022 near Lone Pine, CA
Moraine Lake
Feb 29, 2020 near Three R…, CA
Moraine Lake on High Sierra Trail
Sep 14, 2015 near Three R…, CA
This is my favorite of the Red Spur Lakes.
Apr 27, 2017 near Lone Pine, CA
From Red Spur Lakes Plateau, this is looking up Whitney Creek in the right center and Wallace Creek in the left center.
Apr 27, 2017 near Lone Pine, CA