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5 out of 5 Rider Rating 5
2 Reviews

Caliente to Kernville on County Rd 483

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By MCR Contributor (952 McR Points) on May 18, 2011

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wooly
2 McR Points
August 10, 2014
A great ride. Good roads, great scenery, light…
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Guest
April 24, 2013
I just keep goin' back.Great roads
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Written Directions

The route starts off of Hwy 58 at the Caliente exit sign. The exit is on north side of Hwy 58. At about a mile you will see the Caliente Post Office and 200 yards further you will cross the railroad tracks. At the fork in the road stay to the left. This is the Caliente/Bodfish Road. Just follow the signs to Bodfish and Lake Santa Isabella. At about the midway you will see a red country store. Pick up something to drink there.

Scenery

California rolling hills with two beautiful farming valleys. It takes you back to Old California. Oaks and some pines all along the route. Great view from many points. Breathtaking view of Lake Santa Isabella and the Kern River valley from the top of the mountain. This road also has historical sites along the way.

Drive Enjoyment

This road has everything hills, down grades, twists and turns. Two flat valleys where you can use the accelerator, but only for about a mile. Some switchbacks are so tight and steep they have to be done in 1st or 2nd gear. This road will test a rider's skill and patience. The road is narrow so you have to watch out for dirt in the middle of the road. I would rate the road condition as an 8.

Tourism Opportunities

You will find great amenities at Lake Santa Isabella and Kernville. Kernville is a very nice little down with camping, fishing, rafting and other outdoor activites.

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Caliente to Kernville on County Rd 483
Caliente to Kernville on County Rd 483
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wooly
August 10, 2014
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Enduro
A great ride. Good roads, great scenery, light traffic. It was a bit hazy the day I went. If you can go on a day when it's clear the views would be fantastic.
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April 24, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I just keep goin' back.
Great roads
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