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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Shirley Meadows, Wofford Heights, California USA

Trail Legth:
25.7 miles/41.36 km
Elevation gain:
4250 feet/1295 meters
Trailhead elevation:
2650 feet/807.7 meters
Top elevation:
6600 feet/2012 meters
Shirley Meadows is located in Wofford Heights, on the Greenhorn Mountain, at about 60 mi/96.6 km northeast from Bakersfield, California, USA.

There is a great trail for hiking near Wofford Heights, offering pure fun and cool scenery. The trail is named Shirley Meadows Shebang. It has parts that are easy and some others that are very difficult. It is a downhill, known as one of many fabulous rides, located near Lake Isabella.

It contains a beautiful miniature forest and magnificent view of Lake Isabella. You can hike till the beginning of Shirley Peak. The trail is about 1 mile long and it has intermediate level of difficulty. At one point, you hike through a tunnel of enormous Manzanita trees.

The general area is hot and dry, but this trail seems more cool and refreshing, maybe because it has an invigorating whoosh of a descent. Access to the trail is made by riding it up or by car. Length of the trail is 25.7 mi/41.4 km. Elevation gain is at 4250 ft/1295 m, trail-head elevation is at 2650 ft/807.7 m and top elevation is at 6600 ft/2012 m.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Bakersfield
57.9 miles (93.18 km), 1 hour 17 minutes
Take 178 East through the Kern River canyon and take the 155/Wofford Heights exit. Follow the signs to Wofford Heights. Once in Wofford Heights make a left on SR155 and then turn left on Rancheria Rd.
BY CAR FROM Porterville
62.7 miles (100.91 km), 1 hour 30 minutes
Take 65 South to SR155. Take SR155 East and turn right on Rancheria Rd.
BY AIR
Alta Sierra Airport,
345 miles (555.22 km)
BY TRAIN

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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