Kern River Bikeway, Bakersfield, California

Traveling back to Tucson, we stopped in Bakersfield to get a bike ride in on the Kern River Bikeway.

“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.”

 

Union Pacific Railroad, along the Kern River Bikeway, Bakersfield, CA
Union Pacific Railroad, along the Kern River Bikeway, Bakersfield, CA

The 20 mile trail ride gave us a break from the car-driving but the temperature of 98 degrees made it a little hot. Take plenty of water.