cannel Loop - Trail, Kernville, California

cannel Loop - Trail, Kernville, California

DESCRIPTION

This is a 6800-7000 foot elev. rolling ride on fire road for the first 9-10 miles or so, with a good climb, on fireroad to another climb, but on very technical singletrack. Then singletrack downhill for a 6500 foot vertical drop into Kernville. Very technicall, very steep sections with high speed sections and an outstanding test of skill and endurance! If you ever get the chance go to the Kernville Fat tire Festival in Late October and sign up for this ride!! You'll love it !! I did!! Also sign up for a single track extravaganza with the" Alta Sierra" ride. its an all day singletrack downhill, another great ride! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KERNVILLE!!

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 11, 2009]
hissmashiness
Weekend Warrior

GIGGIDY GIGGITY GIGGIDY GOO Tis by far the longest trail ive ridden. total of 18 miles w about 15 of dh. you can shuttle a ride and do a long ass 30 mile, all day trek. or take a pick up truck into the forest to get dropped off right next to last 2 uphills that you will encounter, a total of 17 18 miles. contact me and ill get you the directions to the spot. other than that... great riding on a long single trk. most of the track is a wall of bushes and rock on one side and a 50 60 degree ledge on the other side. make sure to stop and to check out the lake and smell the air and take full breathes because from here on down its just down. hold on to your bike and be prepared for a long ass hill. once u get towards the bottom youll see a fire road to the left and a trail to the right. both of them take you to the same place.....the end.
the first time we tried it we and another group of 6 got conquered by the mtn. mtn river adventures gave us the worst maps ever. make sure to buy a map from the forest srvc station. they were the ones that rescued us off the mountain. we started at 1030 am and got back to our campsite at 1100 at night. take lots of water as my 120 oz camelback ran out of water twice and got dehydrated the second time ive got more details and gps points for this trail hit me up.

Customer Service

cannell plunge only not through shermans peak but taking the forest road to the actuall trailhead

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5
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4
[Oct 07, 2004]
donaldf3
Weekend Warrior

This is hands down the most epic trail I have ever been on! It has it all. Scenery, climbing, rolling hills, and some seriously sick single track downhill. It's a long ride and a great workout, with exelent rewards for each. I would recomend going with someone who has done the trail, there are some turnoffs that you will need to know. Bring enough water for the 30 mile ride. If something breaks you are in for a hell of a hike out.

Customer Service

Start at the top and, work your way down to Kernville.

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Just Outstanding.(15 miles almost all downhill)

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5
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5
[Jan 25, 1999]
Grant

If you ever get to ride this trail, do it. I've ridden it several times over the years during the Kernville Fat Tire Festival in October.

Good warm up section along fire road. Then a good single track section of climbing and a hell of a single track descent to the cabin and high plane. From there it is a pretty ride through the meadows with some good technical single track sections through some canyons. Then the REWARD! The downward single track section for that hang on and RIP-IT feeling to push your limits of bike handling. You'll get tired and have to stop here and there just to enjoy the views of Lake Isabella. Best of all the ride ends in town where you can end with a nice lunch and stop by to say hi to the John Stallone and the gang at Mountain and River Adventures.

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Whiskey Flats, Alta Sierra and best of all the Canyon trail.

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5
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[Jun 19, 1999]
Eric

Trailhead starts at 9000', you can do the singletrack that follows the stream instead of the road for the first 8 miles. Then mixed singletrack and fire road around the next few meadows for 12 miles or so, then you will be 'bout 8000' elevation at big meadow, continue down another 500' on the technical pinch-flat singletrack into Cannel meadow, around and thru this last meadow and turn corner to the 4500' "plunge". This is the true test of bikemanship and endurance. about 30 miles total distance, depending if you go around big meadow or not. "Epic" the the only word to describe.

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5
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[Oct 22, 2002]
Joel Rogers

One of the best trails I've ridden...period. One word of advice, stop to enjoy the scenery...I crashed big time trying to steal a glance at the views, while trying to conquer a rather technical, way-too-close-to-the-edge, section...luckily I didn't slide very far...

Customer Service

Go with the Fat Tire Festival folks for the first time. Call me stubborn, but I prefer to reserve the term "epic" for those "non-shuttle" types of rides, where you bust a lung for hours, see god at the top, and feel almost euphoric on the descent down.... You won't get that on this ride, but you will ride a kickin' singletrack downhill so long that your hands will cramp.....8^)

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Some of the shuttle rides at Brian's Head come pretty close...

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5
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