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Badger Gap Trail

Beginning Elevation: 2,200 Feet (685.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,100 Feet (654.6 Meters)
High Point: 4,300 Feet (1340.4 Meters)
Length: 10.2 Miles (17.0 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 31E76


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General Description

The Badger Gap Trail begins one mile north of Oak Flat Lookout Road on Rancheria Road. The trail descends Greenhorn Mountain crossing several seasonal drainages on moderate grades before a steep descent into Delonegha Creek. Just above Highway 178, the trail connects with Kern River Trail. The trail traverses oak woodlands and mixed brush, and provides some fine views of the Lower Kern Canyon.

Directions from Greenhorn Ranger Station: Travel northeast on Oak Flat Lookout Road (County Road 465) for about thirteen miles. The trail begins 1 mile north of Oak Flat Lookout Road and Rancheria Road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Kern River
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Badger Gap Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Oak Woodlands
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Greenhorn Ranger District
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Greenhorn Ranger District
Yes



Related Activities
Kern River Trail - There are gradual elevation changes as Kern River Trail parallels the water through open hillsides of grass and oak.



More Information

Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

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