Domeland Wilderness

Domeland Wilderness (BLM addition) is adjacent to the Sequoia National Forest portion of the original Domelands Wilderness and consists of pinyon-covered mountains along the eastern side of the Kern River's South Fork drainage. A long, narrow, sage-covered valley runs along the eastern edge of the wilderness. Rugged topography, perennial streams, variable terrain, and mixed vegetation offer outstanding opportunities for solitude and unconfined recreation. Hiking and horseback riding trails offer spectacular routes through this pristine wilderness.

Signs indicating "Wilderness" and "Closed Road" or "Closed Route" are placed at various intervals. Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary; however, the boundary is set back 30 feet from unmaintained dirt roads and 300 feet on paved roads.

Mechanized or motorized vehicles are not permitted.

Hunting, fishing, and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Geographic Coordinates

35.79541389, -118.1397


Follow highway CA-178 approximately 30 miles east of the town of Lake Isabella and turn north onto Canebreak Road. Domelands Wilderness will be on your left as you follow this graded dirt road approximately 9 miles to the prominent junction of Canebrake and Long Valley/ Chimney Basin Roads.

For hiking access, turn left on Long Valley/ Chimney Basin Road and follow it to Long Valley Campground (10.3 miles), Rockhouse Basin Trailhead (12.8 miles), or the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (13.9 miles). Domelands Wilderness can also be accessed from numerous Sequoia National Forest Trailheads, most of which are more readily accessible than these remote BLM trailheads. Contact the Bakersfield Field Office (661-391-6000) or Sequoia National Forest Kern River Ranger District (760-376-3781) for more information.