18 Best Parks & Trails In Bakersfield For A Nature Lover’s Bucket List

Bakersfield is surrounded by some of the best national and local parks, trails, walk paths, lakes, camping and biking paths. Whether you are looking for a short easy walk, a rugged mountain bike path or a hiking trail to test your endurance, Bakersfield’s diversity of parks and trails is sure make it to your bucket list. Some of the city’s best park and hiking places to visit are Kroll Way Dog Park and Peacocks at Hart Park. We’ve also included a list of our favorites for your bucket list below.

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The Lazy B Ranch at Bella Posta
The Lazy B Ranch at Bella Posta - Parks - Experience a wildlife sanctuary with 175 acres of pristine California ranch land in The Lazy B Ranch at Bella Posta

Experience a wildlife sanctuary with 175 acres of pristine California ranch land in The Lazy B Ranch at Bella Posta

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Lake Isabella
Lake Isabella - Lakes - Hike, camp, windsurf, fish, ski or just relax in Lake Isabella

Hike, camp, windsurf, fish, ski or just relax in Lake Isabella

3
Kern River Parkway Trail
Kern River Parkway Trail - Bike Trails - Get some peace and tranquility as well as exercise on the bike trail on the Kern River Parkway Trail

Get some peace and tranquility as well as exercise on the bike trail on the Kern River Parkway Trail

4
Beach Park
Beach Park - Parks - Consider this park with lots of open space, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and a soccer field in Beach Park

Consider this park with lots of open space, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and a soccer field in Beach Park

5
Deer Peak Park
Deer Peak Park - Parks - Expect a large play area for children, picnic benches and a medium sized covered area for parties in Deer Peak Park

Expect a large play area for children, picnic benches and a medium sized covered area for parties in Deer Peak Park

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Greystone Park
Greystone Park - Parks - Indulge your children here in this great parks as it is always kept clean and enjoyable in Greystone Park

Indulge your children here in this great parks as it is always kept clean and enjoyable in Greystone Park

7
Fort Tejon State Park
Fort Tejon State Park - Parks - Explore a slice of history and explore the old ruins and the barracks in Fort Tejon State Park

Explore a slice of history and explore the old ruins and the barracks in Fort Tejon State Park

8
Ronka Underground Skatepark
Ronka Underground Skatepark - Skateboard Parks - Enjoy riding scooters, skateboards, inline skates, bicycles in this indoor skate park in Ronka Underground Skatepark

Enjoy riding scooters, skateboards, inline skates, bicycles in this indoor skate park in Ronka Underground Skatepark

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Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Wildlife Refuges - See migratory birds like waterfowl and water birds in this acres of natural uplands in Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex

See migratory birds like waterfowl and water birds in this acres of natural uplands in Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex

10
Sequoia National Forest
Sequoia National Forest - Parks - Let nature instills a peace and calmness that you cannot experience in your daily lives in Sequoia National Forest

Let nature instills a peace and calmness that you cannot experience in your daily lives in Sequoia National Forest

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Wind Wolves Preserve
Wind Wolves Preserve - Nature Preserves - Catch the outdoor education programs for children or hike, picnic and bike in Wind Wolves Preserve

Catch the outdoor education programs for children or hike, picnic and bike in Wind Wolves Preserve

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Westdale Park
Westdale Park - Parks - Frolic in the 9.3 acres with amenities like a basketball court, children play area, tennis courts and so much more in Westdal

Frolic in the 9.3 acres with amenities like a basketball court, children play area, tennis courts and so much more in Westdal

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Mill Creek Park
Mill Creek Park - Parks - See a ton of grass area for a picnic, a nice size lake to fish and the gorgeous scenery in Mill Creek Park

See a ton of grass area for a picnic, a nice size lake to fish and the gorgeous scenery in Mill Creek Park

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Peacocks at Hart Park
Popular Peacocks at Hart Park - Nature & Parks - Spot not just peacocks but a lot of diversity of herons, turtles, egrets and stray cats in Peacocks at Hart Park

Spot not just peacocks but a lot of diversity of herons, turtles, egrets and stray cats in Peacocks at Hart Park

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Southwest Baseball Aera Park
Southwest Baseball Aera Park - Baseball Parks - Allow your kids to play baseball here and find good food with great food stand employees in Southwest Baseball Aera Park

Allow your kids to play baseball here and find good food with great food stand employees in Southwest Baseball Aera Park

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Panorama Park
Panorama Park - Nature & Parks - Walk down the perfect concrete trails and admire the panorama down over the cliffs in Panorama Park

Walk down the perfect concrete trails and admire the panorama down over the cliffs in Panorama Park

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The Park at River Walk
Popular The Park at River Walk - Nature & Parks - Relax in a fresh park with benches and tables that are great for kids and pets in The Park at River Walk

Relax in a fresh park with benches and tables that are great for kids and pets in The Park at River Walk

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Kroll Way Dog Park
Kroll Way Dog Park - Dog Parks - Bring your pet dog to play off leash in this well preserved park with both sandy and grassy areas in the Kroll Way Dog Park

Bring your pet dog to play off leash in this well preserved park with both sandy and grassy areas in the Kroll Way Dog Park

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