EXPLORE BIKE ADVENTURES
With more than 170 miles of bike trails, lanes, and paths, Bakersfield is made for bike adventures. Start with our 30 mile paved path along the Kern River. The Kern River Parkway Trail takes you through preserved riparian habitat where you might see rabbits, roadrunners, and other wildlife, all protected
The scenery along the trail constantly changes. At the far eastern end, you can catch sight of the Kern River Oil Field, the most densely-developed oil field in California. You then will pass through the Panorama Vista Preserve with the Kern River on your right and the towering Panorama bluffs on your left. Soon you will pass the Kern County Museum, Sam Lynn Ballpark, and several city parks with water, restrooms, and other amenities. Along the way you will find volleyball courts, a disc golf course, and a par course. The path will pass Spectrum Amphitheatre in the Park at Riverwalk, then terminate at Enos Lane (State Route 43).
Easy access is provided by several free parking lots along the way, as well as links to local roadways so you can ride the Kern River Parkway Trail a section at a time or all in one day. The trail also provides a convenient link to California State University, Bakersfield, and a connecting path through the university takes you to shopping, restaurants, movie theatres, and a hotel.