The Best Camping in Tulare County

Looking for the best camping in Tulare County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Tulare County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Tulare County

  • Kernville, California

    Camp at Lower Springhill

    The Lower Springhill Campground is a primitive campsite situated along the Kern River in the southern area of Sequoia National Forest. Since this is a primitive campground, there is no potable water, bathrooms or garbage service. You must pack out what you bring in.The campground is easily access...
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  • Kernville, California

    Cannell Meadow Trail

    21.02 mi / 5623 ft gain
    Cannell Meadow Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Kernville, California.
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  • Kernville, California

    Dispersed Camp along Salmon Creek in Sequoia NF

    There are several dispersed campsites found throughout the Sequoia National Forest. The majority can be found by driving on any of the OHV accessible roads. This particular campsite can be found at coordinates 35.89759, -118.4628. In order to get to the campsite, use Google Maps to get you to the...
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  • Kernville, California

    Whiskey Flat Trail

    11.94 mi / 1316 ft gain
    Whiskey Flat Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Kernville, California.
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  • Inyokern, California

    Long Valley Trail

    4.77 mi / 627 ft gain
    Long Valley Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Inyokern, California.
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  • Camp Nelson, California

    Fly Fish the Kern River above the Johnsondale Bridge

    5.0
    4 mi / 100 ft gain
    Check in at the local fly fishing shop in Kernville to check the latest status, then continue up the 20 mile stretch of Mountain Hwy 99 until you cross the Johnsondale Bridge. Park, pack, then begin your 30-45 minute hike up the trail before setting your rod.After you're finished, stop by the Ker...
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  • Lake Isabella, California

    Isabella Lake

    1.06 mi / 43 ft gain
    Isabella Lake is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Lake Isabella, California.
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  • Porterville, California

    Camp at Redwood Meadow

    Situated right across the street from the stunning Trail of 100 Giants, Redwood Meadows features 13 spacious campsites adjacent to a picturesque meadow. There are picnic tables, fire rings, and six yurt sites available for those who wish to bring some of the great indoors outside.  Pit toilets ar...
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  • Springville, California

    Peppermint Creek Falls

    0.72 mi / 164 ft gain
    Peppermint Creek Falls is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Springville, California.
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  • Inyokern, California

    PCT: South Fork Kern River Section

    47.34 mi / 9616 ft gain
    PCT: South Fork Kern River Section is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Inyokern, California.
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  • Kern County, California

    PCT: CA Section G - Walker Pass to Crabtree Meadow (Mount Whitney)

    119.99 mi / 26522 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section G - Walker Pass to Crabtree Meadow (Mount Whitney) is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Inyokern, California.
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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

    Jordan Hot Springs Via Casa Vieja Trail

    10.72 mi / 2671 ft gain
    Jordan Hot Springs Via Casa Vieja Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot springs located near Olancha, California.
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  • Inyokern, California

    Redrock Meadows / Templeton Mountain Loop

    38.2 mi / 7519 ft gain
    Redrock Meadows / Templeton Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Olancha, California
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  • Inyo County, California

    Hike to Fossil Falls

    4.5
    0.5 mi
    Fossil Falls is located east of Highway 395, a few miles south of Coso Junction, 45 min north of Ridgecrest. There is Bureau of Land Management sign pointing the way, but it is small, faded, and easy to miss, so be on the lookout.After about a mile drive on a marked dirt road, you'll reach the sm...
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  • Weldon, California

    Dove Spring Canyon OHV Trail

    15.04 mi / 1460 ft gain
    Dove Spring Canyon OHV Trail is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Weldon, California.
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