5.3 miles
1,320 ft
-1,174 ft
1 mile
High Point

A strenuous climb up the dogwood fire road trail is rewarded with a loamy descent down the twits, turns, jumps and drops of Cannonball Run. For more information on Cannonball Run please click on the trail description.

Detailed Description
Cannonball Run Lap is a 5 mile popular intermediate route located near Ely Mountain California. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 1,320 ft with a max elevation of 6,890 ft then descends -1,174 ft.
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Yosemite South Gate Trail Cooperative (www.southgatetrails.org)
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More Stats for Cannonball Run Lap mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,713 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,714 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,860 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    955 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Cannonball Run
Oct 3, 2022 @ 9:48am
Oct 3, 2022
What a great trail! It’s super dry and silty right now, but full of challenging tight and steep sections that are super rewarding. With a little rainfall, this trail will be epic. Lots of jumps and drops for those so inclined, but go arounds for those not so. Don’t forget to finish it off by taking cannonball meadow trail which was just pure fun.
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  • By duffman1976 YSGTC & contributors
  • #32983 - 740 views