Class V Kern River, CA

Headwaters of the Kern (Junction Meadow to Forks of the Kern)

The North Fork and South Fork of the Kern Wild and Scenic River is located within a four-hour drive of more than one-third of the population of southern California. With its range of elevation, topography and vegetation, it offers a broad spectrum of recreation opportunities for all seasons of the year. Principal outdoor recreation activities include fishing, hiking, camping and whitewater boating.

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 40.0 Miles
Notes Wilderness permits required for all overnight travel.
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit No
Manager National Park Service, Sequoia National Park
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater