How do we get to Dome Rock?

▸ May 17, 2017

Driving directions to Dome Rock:
From Bakersfield: Take Hwy 99 north to Hwy 65, take Hwy 190 East toward the little town of Ponderosa. About one mile BEFORE Ponderosa, turn left on a dirt road toward the Needles. Drive the dirt road about two miles, park and then it’s a 2-3 mile hike out to see the Needles.

From Kernville: Take Kernville Road to the dead end at Sierra Way. Turn left (north) on Sierra Way and drive as if you are headed to the Trail of 100 Giants up river. Keep going past the Trail of 100 Giants until you reach the dirt road about one mile before the little town of Ponderosa.

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