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Photo Credit Copyright Esther Star

An abandon old house captured before it falls down. Caliente California is in the Kern County back country & home to Rankin Ranch, a dude ranch with guest services, where you can ride horses & stay overnight at a real live working ranch. The above photo is not part of the guest ranch.
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elevation: 1298' population: 1,019 zip code: 93518


Rugged canyon with oak & pine forest

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Kern County
South of Lake Isabella
off Hwy.58, via Caliente Bodfish Rd.



  • Camping
  • Cowboy Memorial 661-867-2410
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Havilah Historic Site
  • Miracle Hot Springs
  • Mountain Biking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Kern River
  • Sequoia National Forest
  • Cowboy Museum
  • Lake Isabella
  • Southern Sierra Wilderness
  • Bright Star Wilderness
  • caliente campgrounds

    Pioneer Point Campground
    Hobo Campground - Lower Kern
    Lake Isabella Camping KOA
    Paradise Cove Campground - Lk Isabella
    Breckenridge Campground FREE

    tent camping

    Tucked well away in the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains is this small community surrounded mountain peaks. Oak woodlands & rolling hills, some pine mountains surrounding the valley.

    nearby towns:
    Lake Isabella
    Wofford Heights
    local links:

    Rankin Ranch

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