California Map

Request Free Visitor Guides

Chimney Peak Back Country Byway

Basics
Length:
39 miles (62 km)
Time:
Allow 1-2 hours to drive the byway, depending on weather.

Description

Chimney Peak Back Country Byway is a rugged route that traverses some of California's best desert landscapes. Passing along over 50,000 acres of designated wilderness, this road-less-traveled offers a close glimpse of untrammeled territory as the Sierra Nevada range gives way to the Mojave Desert ecosystem.

As the native habitat of mammals like the mule deer, mountain lion, black bear, bobcat, and an assortment of smaller desert dwellers, the predominately pinyon-juniper woodland has plenty to offer the wildlife watcher. Witness the rolling topography and views that seem to stretch forever as you cruise these public lands, also known for the mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, and a variety of other outdoor activities on offer.

Tourism Resources

Points of Interest

Points of Interest Along The Way

Bakersfield BLM Field Office (CA)

Here you'll find the most up-to-date source of information about the land managed by the Bakersfield Field Office. Get maps of the area, learn about conditions, and discuss recreation opportunities with knowledgeable staff.

Open Mon-Fri

Details

Length:
39 miles (62 km)
Time:
Allow 1-2 hours to drive the byway, depending on weather.

Map + Directions

Customizable Directions


Copyright © 1997 - 2017 The Go Travel Sites. All Rights Reserved.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select a Free Visitor Guide below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail

Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Bakersfield. More Visitor Guides are available in California. Click here to view them all!

Visalia Visalia Visalia
Sequoia and King's Canyon National ParksSometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the Sequoias," our city lies within miles of the Sierra Nevadas, the tallest mountain range in the contiguous United States. Visalia is the closest major city to Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks, home to the some of the largest vegetation on Earth: the Giant Sequoia trees.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.