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Alta Sierra

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This Southern Sierra cabin community is set amongst tall cedars & minimal sunlight. A canopy of vegetation is above & this is when you know you are not in Kernville anymore. This place has a magical & majestic feel with granite outcroppings & steep manzanita hills with big boulders. Wildfire danger is every year here. A gorgeous rural restaurant serves locals & tourists, but they do get busy, so be patient. Snowy winters are common.

Sequoia NF Kern River
Sequoia NF Kern River
Sierra Nevada Topo
Sierra Nevada Topo
Sequoia Forest Atlas
Sequoia Forest Atlas
Golden Trout Wilderness
Golden Trout Wilderness
elevation: 5678' population: 7,000 zip code: 93285


cedar trees on mountain top, dense forests, ferns, meadows, seasonal creeks; Sierra peaks 7000'- 8000' surrounding

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Kern County
NW of Lake Isabella
on Hwy 155



  • wilderness
  • backpacking
  • biking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • hot springs
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • river rafting
  • back roads
  • horseback riding
  • cross country skiing
  • snowshoeing
  • snow boarding
  • snow tubing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Sequoia National Forest
  • Lake Isabella
  • Kern River Canyon
  • Keyesville BLM Camping
  • Giant Sequoia NM
  • Greenhorn Mountains
  • Bull Run OHV
  • Greenhorn Mountain Park
  • San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
  • alta sierra campgrounds

    Greenhorn Mountain Park
    Lake Isabella Marinas & Campgrounds
    Sugarloaf Ridge Road #23S16
    Kern River 4x4 Keysville
    Breckenridge Campground
    Shirley Meadows Campground
    Kern River Campgrounds
    Kern River Flats

    tent camping

    Towering cedar forest and cabin community in the Southern Sierra Nevada. Mostly residential, many full timers. A perfect high elevation escape in the brutal BAKO summer heat. Better air quality too. Alta Sierra is spread out all over the forest, with creeks, one lane bridges, and curvy roads. It sports one really nice restaurant that has become an icon in the area. A small family ski resort, dirt road access into Sequoia National Forest, plus bunch of trails and campgrounds. Mountain bike, or hiking, snowmo or snow shoeing.

    nearby towns:
    Wofford Heights
    Lake Isabella
    California Hot Springs
    local links:

    Kernville Chamber of Commerce
    11447 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238

    Lake Isabella Fishing Map
    Greenhorn Grill
    Alta Sierra Ski Shirley Meadows
    Real Kern County
    Sequoia National Forest Map
    Sequoia Forest Atlas
    Kern River Hot Springs
    Kern River Canyon
    Kern Rock Climbing
    French Fire 2021

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