Mill Creek Day Hike
Directions: From Freeway 99, Take Freeway 178 into
Kern Canyon like going to Lake Isabella. Proceed 14.5 miles from mouth of
canyon to Kern Canyon Road. Take the right fork road at Kern Canyon Road and
proceed a couple of miles to the Mill Creek Trail Head sign on your right.
Estimated driving time from the 99/178
is approx. 1 1/4 hours.
Trail Info: It is about a 14 mile round trip hike.
Starting elevation is about 2500 feet. Turn around elevation is about 6500
feet. Estimated total hike time is 5-8 hours depending upon fitness level.
This trail has NO WATER available! You
won't be able to find fresh water by piped source or in a stream. Bring a minimum of Two (2) quarts of water--more if needed!
Hike Start Time: Because this is a longer hike at lower
elevation, start early in late spring and during summer to minimize
overheating concerns. Remember, there is NO WATER available on this
hike! Start early while it is cool, and take plenty of water!
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