Local Attractions

These intriguing attractions are just minutes from Frandy in Kernville, California!


Whitewater Voyages Rafting

Whitewater Voyages has been around since 1975, making it one of California’s largest, most experienced whitewater rafting outfitters. Rafting adventures of the Kern River include Lower Kern, Upper Kern, Double Lickety Split, Thunder Run, and the Forks of the Kern. Kern River is a river rafter’s jewel in the heart of the Sequoia National Forest, yet it is only three short hours from Los Angeles. With river sections ranging from mild wave trains to wild roller coasters, there is rafting fun for everyone, from beginners to experts.

You haven’t rafted in California if you haven’t tried the Kern!

Sierra South Rafting

Sierra South has been providing raft trips, kayaking classes, and paddling gear for over 30 years in the Kernvill area. Sierra South is the premier paddlesports school in Southern and Central California. They have been teaching classes and offering tours in rafting, kayaking, climbing, hiking, and camping to thousands of people since 1985 and are the oldest, largest, and most experienced kayaking school in Southern California. Operating under permit with the Sequoia National Forest, trips are conducted on the Wild & Scenic Kern River, at Isabella Lake, and in the majestic mountains of the Southern Sierra Nevada.


Trail of a Hundred Giants

Trail of a Hundred Giants is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Sequoia National Forest. It provides a cool, fully accessible trail and consists of a short travel duration. The Trail of a Hundred Giants is a self-guided interpretive trail about one-half mile long. There are 13 interpretive stations along the way that provide information about the trail, the grove and management activities on the Sequoia National Forest. The signs emphasize ecology of giant sequoias including the necessary environment for growth of the trees, related species associated with the sequoias, the approximate size and age of the trees found in the grove, and the role of fire. Giant Sequoias grow only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in California. The groves are scattered over a narrow 260-mile belt, no more than about 15 miles wide at any point. They range in elevations mainly between 5,000 and 7,500 feet. The Trail of a Hundred Giants is a great way to see these amazing trees and is within easy driving distance of Frandy.



Silver City Ghost Town

Comprised of over twenty historic buildings from the mining camps of Keyesville, Whiskey Flat, old Isabella, Claraville, Hot Springs, Miracle, Southfork and other local frontier settlements, Silver City Ghost Town now operates as a museum to the Kern Valley’s long and colorful history. Silver City Ghost Town is in the state of “arrested decay” to show how local gold outposts would have looked after the gold ran out and the miners left town. The buildings won’t look new. Visitors can go inside the original Isabella jail (gunslinger, Newt Walker was locked up here in 1905). Silver City Ghost Town is located in Bodfish, California, just a short drive from Frandy. It’s open seven days a week and a small admission fee applies.

Frandy on the Kern River in Kernville, California is just minutes from these intriguing attractions in the High Desert!