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Wishon Fork day hike

  • Sep 7, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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 Wishon Fork Trail day hike.

Meet at 24 hour Fitness parking lot behind the Shell gas station at 7:30 a.m. On Rosedale hwy, one block west of the 99 fwy.

The hike up the Wishon Fork (North Fork of the Middle Fork) of the Tule River begins as an easy 5½-mile (round trip) trek to forested campsites, but can be turned into a moderate 9-mile hike to an old miners cabin or a strenuous longer loop on historic trails that lead past waterfalls, fishing holes, old mines, and Giant Sequoias. The trail begins at the Camp Wishon day use parking area and there are plenty of parking spots available.


Turn around at any point, based on your own wishes.  Just be sure to let one of the other hikers know your intentions so we don't think you got lost! 


Directions: The drive takes 1½ hours from Bakersfield. Head north on Highway 99 to Porterville exit, and follow Highway 65 about 40 miles north. Just before Porterville, take the Lake Success exit and drive 19 miles east on Highway 190 to Springville. About 6½ miles past town, turn left and drive 4 miles up a steep, winding road to Camp Wishon. This last turnoff is just before the Tule River Power House on Highway 190. 

For a 7 day weather forecast of the Camp Wishon area, click here.

*** WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Kern Tulare Peak Baggers and Trail Hikers Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing a great hike!

    September 8, 2013

  • Paul

    I was hot and bothered, but after soaking my feet in the creek and drinking a can of sweet tea, all was right in the world.

    September 7, 2013

  • Scott C.

    Thanks Larry, it is 7:30. People can sleep in a little.

    September 6, 2013

  • Larry W.

    Scott, there is a conflict as to the meeting time. at the top it says 7:00 AM. below at the meeting place, it says 7:30

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be going but no one ever bothered to answer my question about incline, I guess it's not important to organizers

    September 5, 2013

    • Scott C.

      Sorry Troy that I missed your question.... Here is a web site that might answer all your questions..http://trails.sierrac...­

      September 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      September 6, 2013

  • Cari F.

    Have to change rsvp to not going. I will be getting my grand daughter for the weekend.

    September 5, 2013

  • Wayne Bernard S.

    I just did an RSVP cancel for this hike. Instead, I will be backpacking overnight from Cliff Creek Trailhead to Nelson Lake. Sorry to miss you guys at Wishon Fork! Have fun!

    September 5, 2013

  • Andy E.

    I'm new to the meet up and the area in general, so curious if there are any fisherman going or anyone that would know if its any good this time of year? I was thinking also about checking out the Forks of the Kern, but hiking with a group would be nice too. Big decisions right.

    September 1, 2013

  • Carlos

    I think I've done this hike some years ago. It can be very pretty in Spring. I am sorry I'll have to miss this one.

    August 25, 2013

  • Cari F.

    Both times I've done this hike I got poison oak. Even though I knew there was poison oak and washed immediately, I still had a minor rash. Long sleeves and long pants are a very good idea.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The distance doesn't sound bad at all for us "beginners" what is the over all incline?

    August 25, 2013

  • Larry W.

    we have experienced ticks here in the past, so consider long sleeves and long pants, and light colored clothing, and shower immediately when you get home.

    August 25, 2013

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