Bakersfield Recreation Sites

Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is a continuous 2,600 mile hiking trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.

Bureau of Land Management
Bakersfield Field Office
3801 Pegasus Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone: (661) 391-6000
Office hours: 7:30 am - 4:15 pm Monday - Friday, closed holidays
The Owens Peak Segment begins at Walker Pass in Kern County, and extends 41 miles north to the Sequoia National Forest at Rockhouse Basin within the Domelands Wilderness. Elevations range from 5,245 feet at Walker Pass to 7,900 feet on Bear Mountain. The trail offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.


Walker Pass: From Bakersfield take State Highway 178 east about 75 miles to Walker Pass. --or-- From Ridgecrest travel 27 miles west on State Highway 178 to Walker Pass.

Chimney Creek Campground: Nine miles west of Walker Pass on State Highway 178 and then north 11 miles on the graded dirt Canebrake Road. Look for signs to the Chimney Peak Fire Station.