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The following wildflowers are currently in bloom along the first two miles of the Kern River Canyon Hiking Trail. You can reach the trail head by following 178 West from the Elizabeth Norris Rd. exit in Lake Isabella for 4.62 miles. At 4.62 there is a turn off and gated road on the right. Turn off here, and open the gate to get access to the parking area. From the parking area climb the steep road to the trail on the right. Once you are on the trail you will begin seeing the large assortment of wildflowers almost immediately.
A great number of wildflowers have popped up in Sand Canyon this year. The best area to see them is to drive your vehicle until you reach the barrier, then get out and hike the now closed Jeep Trail. I hiked in roughly 2.25 miles along the creek.
A few different species of wildflowers are blooming along Chimney Basin Road, which is part of the Chimney Peak Scenic Byway. Also watch for wildflowers along Route 178 (Isabella Walker Pass Rd.).