11.9 miles
Distance
402 ft
Climb
-5,094 ft
Descent
02:00:51
Avg time
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Cannell Plunge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Cannell Trail
    Kernville, California
  • Ref Number
    #33E32
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #7824 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4099 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking

Lower section of the Cannell Plunge. Fun trail going down, with some buff sections, but lots of big rocks with flat rocks and little drops.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cannell Plunge multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -4,692 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,549 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,446 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,241 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,550 ft
  • Grade
    -7.5%
  • Grade max
    -82.7%
  • Grade min
    42.6%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,756 ft
  • Avg time
    02:00:51
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (8 votes)
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      Cannell Plunge Trail Reports

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      Oct 16, 2022 @ 2:22am
      Oct 16, 2022
      loosey goosey sandy with some chunk but so much fun. very long hard ride.
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 7:37am
      Jul 4, 2022
      A few eroded spots due to motorcycles. So much fun.
      Jun 10, 2022 @ 9:15am
      Jun 10, 2022
      Most of the down trees have been cleared, still three down in Cannell meadow that you can ride around. Top of the Plunge has some overgrowth,...
      May 14, 2022 @ 9:00am
      May 14, 2022
      About ten trees down on the lower Cannell Plunge trail, some on the climb up from Cherry Hill Road, some on the descent to the cabin, and few down...
      Dec 2, 2021 @ 4:58pm
      Dec 2, 2021
      Very sandy, watch your speed
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 38 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      All
      • 359 rides
      • Last: Nov 6, 2022

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      May 15, 2022 @ 8:26pm
      May 15, 2022
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      whoisadam (Sep 5, 2019 at 15:10)
      Fun descent. Very loose and sandy. The upper portion with all the rocks and flow is my favorite part, the bottom half with all the fast sidehill with loose rocks and hairpins is my least favorite part. Be careful its easy to get going too fast and boom off the trail you go. Posted a vid of the final descent in the video tab to give ya an idea.
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      Videos

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      Bikepacking Cannell Plunge (ON HARDTAILS)
      3:53 | 79 | Mar 26, 2022 , Kernville
      CANNELL THE PLUNGE DH TRAIL/ Kernville, CA
      13:25 | 373 | Jul 10, 2021 , Kernville
      Cannell Plunge Trail | Kern MTB
      4:48 | 873 | Sep 25, 2020 , Kernville
      The Cannell plunge (middle section) may 2020
      8:52 | 281 | May 29, 2020 , Kernville
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