Cannell Trail

Discussion in 'Trails' started by Mikie, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C


    More often called the Cannell Plunge, the name says it all. One of the most popular rides in the Kernville Area. This is a 25 mile point to point shuttle ride. The good news is it drops you within riding distance of the Kern River Brewery!

    The elevation gain is a mere 1950 feet but the descent drops you to an elevation of 2862!

    Starting at Sherman Pass at an elevation of 9072, even on warmer days it could start out cool. Heading due south you immediately drop onto the trailhead out of the parking lot and float along on gradual rollers peaking at 9330 feet approximately 4 miles into the ride. Great views on this one with every type of trail condition to make it an epic adventure. Many stop at the cabin for lunch before heading out across the awesome Cannell meadow, hit a few drops and then dive into the plunge. Bring your technical skills although not too technical it has it's awesome moments. Good to make sure you have good brakes as this can be a brake burner! Coming around a section of the "Plunge" will reveal an awe inspiring view of the entire Kernville Valley to see the entire Isabella Lake.

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    The Sherman Pass Parking Lot with Berni (bigringrider101), Ross (rossage), and Greg (maddog).
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    Dropping on the Trail right out of the Sherman Pass Parking Lot
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    Fast and Flowy
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    Huge Vista's and Fire Road
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    Lunch at the Cabin
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    On "The Plunge" with crazy views!
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    As Luis Mentions Below... "Where is the weather?"
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    imtbtrails Member Ride Reports:
    http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/rr-cannell-plunge.4909/
    http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/cannell-trail-epic.1715/#post-7375
    http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/sherman-pass-cannell-trail-6-8-14.1307/
    http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/canell-plunge.2810/
    http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/rr-cannell-plunge-sunday-october-4.3148/

     

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  2. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '16 Giant Trance Advance
    Love that ride!! Nice pics Mikie......
     
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  3. GregMiester

    GregMiester Member

    Location:
    La Verne
    Name:
    Greg
    Current Bike:
    2014 Giant XTC Advanced 2
    Sweeeet looking ride! I need to get out more...
     
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  4. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Heyyy thats false advertising! Where's the thunder clouds, and Snow, and mud, and lightning, and hail, and and and... geez I tell ya
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Hah! And our ride was in November!
     
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  6. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    That was a good day...Mikie tried to slow down using his forearm brakes on some Granite!
     
  7. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I rode there too.....

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    Cruisin' Cannell with some legends.
    L-R Mr Bill, Randy L, E.C., and lowly ol me.
     
  8. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    I am going to be in Kernville for the KRBC Citra release on November 10th with two friends. It looks like the weather will not be ridiculous. I would be very much interested in riding the Plunge before the beer drinking festivities ... if I can find someone to show me the trail. Hit me up, the beer is on me.
     
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  9. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    It’s easy to follow with Trailforks and if they are running a shuttle, you can always hook up with someone else. We almost always have some solo guy hook up and ride with our group
     
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  10. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    Yeah it looks like that is what I will need to do. I guess I will drive up myself as I doubt my friends will want to arrive in Kern from South L.A. by 8 AM.
     
  11. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    MRA is doing $25 shuttles up to Cannell tomorrow. Might be doing it myself.
     
  12. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    I will be up there next Saturday. I hope it lives up to the hype ... from every review I have read, it sounds like a glorified version of San Juan Trail.
     
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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    The "plunge" part at the bottom half reminds me of a chunkier San Juan. My favorite is from the beginning to the plunge. A lot chunkier with some fun spots, and then a fast romp across the meadow. The only part I didn't like was sucking wind at the climb at mile 1! I thought I was going to pass out.
     
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  14. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    I agree with pretty much all of this. The “plunge” gets all the hype but it’s the least interesting part of the ride to me but I still manage to have a good time every trip up there.
     
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  15. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    I will be up there on the 10th, not next week like I posted. It has been on my list since I started riding, so no excuse to not hit it ... especially since I have been at the brewery 5 times since then. I just hope the weather holds up.
     
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  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Then you are not riding it fast enough.
     
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