10.3 miles
Distance
2,030 ft
Climb
-4,679 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Drop a car in Camp Nelson and another at the trailforks designated shuttle drop off. Ride Indian Rock and summit trail to the top of Bear Creek.

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Bear Creek Shuttle is a 10 mile moderately popular extreme route located near Kernville California. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 2,030 ft with a max elevation of 8,981 ft then descends -4,679 ft.
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3 Reviews & Comments

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iansane (Sep 22, 2019 at 17:29)
Trail Bear Creek
Counted 34 downed trees on the trail
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allzorzin (Aug 17, 2018 at 0:50)
Trail Bear Creek
Paisagens incríveis.
Subida para acessar desafiadora e divertida.
Descida técnica, esteja consciente que se trata de uma trilha de nível Very Hard, portanto não se arrisque sem os equipamentos adequados.
No Geral vale muito.
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  • + 1
Bmoore200 (Jul 2, 2018 at 13:55)
Great trail. Fast and flowy.
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More Stats for Bear Creek Shuttle mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,650 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,573 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,223 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,573 ft
  • Grade
    -4.9%
  • Grade max
    -93.5%
  • Grade min
    56.8%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,335 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Summit Trail (South)
Aug 25, 2021 @ 3:53pm
Aug 25, 2021
Upper section completely closed due to Castle fire. Lowe section in terrible conditions. Do not ride this trail.
Bear Creek
Aug 2, 2020 @ 3:30pm
Aug 2, 2020
I'm too old for this s#!+ man! Conditions are 'in' if that's fair for this kind of terrain. Upper half is way over my pay grade. Group of us with some very skilled guys (more skill than me)...that also walked a lot of the worst. Lower half is just candy! Burgers and live music at Ponderosa helped the healing.
Indian Rock Trail
May 10, 2020 @ 9:54am
May 10, 2020
Lots of downed trees covering the trail, and significant snow cover on higher, shaded slopes.
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