Central Valley South
Highway 99 bisects the southern portion of California's San Joaquin Valley, passing through Madera, Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties. Radiating outward from hubs in the cities of Fresno, Visalia, and Bakersfield, the number of in-line skaters is steadily growing, despite the often stiflingly hot summer climate.
Smooth pavement proliferates in the newer city parks on the edge of Fresno's expanding city limits, and some fine road skating can be found just northeast of town. At the southern end of the valley, Bakersfield is sprucing up its popular Kern River Bike Path.
But for those who can visit in early spring, the prize of the region is St. John's River Parkway in Visalia. Here the still-creamy pavement, quiet riverbank location, and up-close vistas of the snow-frosted high Sierra peaks add up to an absolutely unforgettable skate.
|Kern River Bike Path East||Bakersfield||8 mi|
|Kern River Bike Path West||Bakersfield||5 mi|
|Seven Oaks||Bakersfield||3 mi|
|Cal State University, Fresno||Fresno||3 mi|
|Friant Road||Fresno||20 mi|
|Friant View Lane||Fresno||3 mi|
|Keith Tice Memorial Park||Fresno||0.75 mi|
|Lost Lake Park||Fresno||3 mi|
|Woodward Lake||Fresno||3 mi|
|Country Club and County Center||Visalia||5 mi|
|Mill Creek Garden Park||Visalia||5 mi|
|Plaza Park Bike Lane||Visalia||4 mi|
|St. John's River Parkway||Visalia||4 mi|