Cantil, California

Cantil, California is a must-visit for outdoor adventurers, offering some of the best trails and outdoor activities. A top choice is the El Paso Mountains, known for its scenic hiking trails of varying difficulty. The landscape is marked by unique rock formations and a river that adds to the charm of the trails. The Pacific Crest Trail, another gem, is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail with stunning views of lakes and mountains. For those seeking a less strenuous activity, bird watching at the nearby Red Rock Canyon State Park is a popular attraction. This park is also home to unique geological features, making it a great spot for photography. With such diverse offerings, Cantil truly has something for everyone.

Top Spots in and near Cantil

  • Cantil, California

    Hike Nightmare Gulch

    10 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Heading north on highway 14, pass the turnoff for Ricardo campground on your left and take the second turn-off on the right, immediately past the large rock outcropping. Park and walk a few feet up the obvious trail and you should see a sign for Scenic Canyon to the right. Follow that trail acros...
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  • Kern County, California

    Camp Under Red Rock Canyon

    Red Rock Canyon is a must stop for those driving along Highway 14 between the Owens and Antelope Valleys. The park is located where the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada converge with the El Paso Range and features scenic desert cliffs, buttes, and spectacular rock formations. Each tributary ...
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  • Kern County, California

    Off-Road to McIver's Cabin

    5.0
    A little over 2 hours north of LA on Highway 14, there is an abrupt turnoff for Horse Canyon Road, which is also SC65. Just a few hundred meters off the 14 there is a large map which you continue straight by and follow SC65 for about 7 miles, along relatively flat dirt roads. The trail does bec...
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  • Kern County, California

    Walker Pass Campground Trail

    1.84 mi / 240 ft gain
    Walker Pass Campground Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Onyx, California.
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  • Inyokern, California

    Five Fingers Trail

    4.0
    2.34 mi / 1234 ft gain
    Five Fingers Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Onyx, California.
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  • Kern County, California

    Remington Ridge Trail

    11.45 mi / 3927 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead, take Highway 178 and turn onto Borel Road, then turn onto Kern Canyon Road and follow the road. It might be easiest to put the Hot Springs into Google Maps and use that to navigate you to the parking lot. Park in the lot and walk across the road, where you'll see a sign l...
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  • Kern County, California

    Remington Hot Springs

    2.0
    0.27 mi / 36 ft gain
    ...One thing about hot springs is that no matter where it may be, they always bring an attraction of people. I can honestly say I don't think I've ever been to a hot spring that didn't gather more then 20+ people in a single sitting. I mean, in all seriousness aside, what's not to like about a ba...
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  • San Bernardino County, California

    Trona Pinnacles

    4.6
    The Trona Pinnacles in the California Desert National Conservation has a very unusual-looking landscape, which consists of hundreds of tufa spires reaching about 140 feet, all with varying shapes and sizes. From the drive-in to the drive-out, bone-chilling and awe-inspiring landscape as far as t...
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  • Bakersfield, California

    Hike the Mill Creek Trail to Breckenridge Road

    7.5 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Starting at about 2000 elevation this hike is very gentle and nice for the first 2 miles. On the third mile it is a steep climb with short lengths of level ground the rest of the way. The junction at Breckenridge Road is at about 5500 elevation. If you hit the trail in the winter, there are some ...
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  • Kernville, California

    Hike up Powers Peak in Kernville

    10 mi / 3200 ft gain
    High Level Details: ~10 Miles Round Trip~3,200 feet total elevation gain for tripTrailhead elevation: 2,811 feetHighest Point on the trail: Powers Peak, 5,778 feetEstimated Time to complete: 4-5 hoursNo water source along the way, so bring plenty of water Dog friendly? Yes! We love bringing Linco...
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  • San Bernardino County, California

    Night Photography on the Road to Trona

    5.0
    The town of Trona is very small but the landscape here is definitely one you shouldn't miss out on seeing. These crazy tufa formations were formed underwater before Searles Lake dried up many years ago. Amazingly, they are still standing tall! Very tall in fact, you can see how they've dwarfed my...
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  • San Bernardino County, California

    Trona Pinnacles OHV Route

    12.07 mi / 344 ft gain
    Trona Pinnacles OHV Route is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Trona, California.
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  • Little Lake, California

    Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway

    5.0
    197.06 mi / 9354 ft gain
    Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Little Lake, California.
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  • Lancaster, California

    Saddleback Butte State Park Loop

    0.58 mi / 46 ft gain
    Saddleback Butte State Park is a state park in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert. It’s oftentimes looked over, but you’d be surprised what you can find there. Definitely a place to stop. It is located east of Lancaster. It can get hot so make sure to bring lots of water and wear su...
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  • Lancaster, California

    Little Butte Trail

    4.0
    2.09 mi / 213 ft gain
    Little Butte Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Llano, California.
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  • Bakersfield, California

    Oak Flat Lookout

    4.0
    / 80 ft gain
    Spend a few nights under the stars in a unique piece of outdoor history. The Oak Flat Lookout, constructed in 1934, was once staffed by rangers providing critical wild life management services on watch for wildfires in the surrounding Sequoia National Forest through the 1980s. The Oak Flat lookou...
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Camping and Lodging in Cantil

Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA
Weldon, California

Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA

Paradise Cove
Lake Isabella, California

Paradise Cove

Sandy Flat
Kern Canyon Road

Sandy Flat

Pioneer Point
Lake Isabella, California

Pioneer Point

Boulder Gulch
Lake Isabella, California

Boulder Gulch

Hungry Gulch
Lake Isabella, California

Hungry Gulch