Kiavah Wilderness

Kiavah Wilderness
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Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office Bakersfield, CA 93308

Latitude/Longitude:
35.60411389, -118.2158417
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Kiavah Wilderness can be accessed via the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail at the Walker Pass Trailhead and Campground. Follow highway CA-178 approximately 9 miles west from the junction of CA-14 or 35 miles east of the town of Lake Isabella. Walker Pass Campground is just west of Walker Pass. From the campground, follow the PCNST southbound into Kiavah Wilderness

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Kiavah Wilderness

Kiavah Wilderness encompasses the eroded hills, canyons, and bajadas (lower slopes) of the Scodie Mountains and parts of the Sequoia National Forest. A unique mix of plant and animal species occurs within this transition zone between the Mojave Desert and Sierra Nevada. Desert plants such as creosote bush, Joshua tree, burrobush, and shadscale may be found in close association with pinyon pine, juniper, canyon oak, and digger/grey pine. The vegetation mosaic over a small geographic area provides habitat for a great diversity of wildlife, including raptors, the yellow-eared pocket mouse, a variety of lizards, and a number of migrant and resident bird species. This scenic wilderness is a favorite destination for hikers and equestrians.

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Kiavah Wilderness