3 miles
Distance
919 ft
Climb
-178 ft
Descent
00:16:03
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Kernan Trail

Kernan Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Corral Canyon OHV Area
    Campo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #23879 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Cleveland National Forest

The Kernan is all about tight-banked turns and whoop-de-doos with some interspersed rocky areas. All the while dumping off a bunch of elevation in a short distance that is sure to peg your fun-o-meter. You reach the bottom of the Kernan all too quickly and you are back where you started at for a total of 20 miles. The Kernan Trail is also the site of the Sagebrush Safari downhill event.

Chaparral covered hills, panoramic views of Kitchen Valley and Morena Lake.

Access Info

North end: I-8 at Pine Valley Rd. Take the Pine Valley exit and park to the right in the cul-de-sac. Follow Bear Valley Road to the Kernan Cycle Trail signs. South end: I-8 east from San Diego to Buckman Springs Road. Drive south on Buckman Springs Road 3.6 miles to Corral Canyon Road. Turn right on Corral Canyon Road and drive 6.2 miles to the Four Corners Trailhead.

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More Stats for Kernan Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    741 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,093 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,841 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,093 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,834 ft
  • Grade
    5.499%
  • Grade max
    -23.005%
  • Grade min
    27.929%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,912 ft
  • Distance flat
    877 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:02
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Status:
on Mar 10, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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      Kernan Trail Trail Reports

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      Mar 10, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Mar 10, 2019
      Sill very wet from the recent rains
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 7:30am
      Oct 22, 2017
      Watch for motorcycles
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 40 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 10, 2017 @ 7:33am
      Jun 10, 2017
      Kernan Trail, My City
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      Jun 10, 2017 @ 7:33am
      Jun 10, 2017
      Kernan Trail, My City
      49 |
      Feb 8, 2017 @ 5:36pm
      Feb 8, 2017
      Kernan Trail, Campo
      38 |
      Feb 8, 2017 @ 5:36pm
      Feb 8, 2017
      Kernan Trail, Campo

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