Mountain Bike

Mountain Bike Shuttles

Mountain biking in the Kern River Valley is epic during Spring, Fall and Winter seasons, creating some incredible mountain biking nearly year-round.  If you are interested in biking cross-country trails, some single-track or serious downhill, Kernville has the trail ride for you. To get you out there, we offer mtb shuttles to two major biking areas in the Kern River Valley.

Shuttle Options:

(1) Greenhorn/Alta Sierra: this shuttle drops you near the Greenhorn Summit, allowing you to choose the following trail ride options: Alta Sierra, Badger Gap, Forest 90, Greenhorn Summit Loop or Just Outstanding.  Our friends over at Kern River Sierra offer a great rec map that we sell in our shop; plus check out the trail deets here:

(2) Cannell Trail: if the road is clear of snow and your riding abilities are honed, choose to ride from the top of Sherman Peak, or only the very exhilarating and challenging “Cannell Plunge”.  If  the road is not safe and/or your riding abilities are not up to it, we reserve the right to alter the shuttle drop location at any time.  Our friends over at Kern River Sierra offer a great rec map that we sell in our shop; plus check out the trail deets here:

For last minute items that you may have forgotten to pack, no worries, stop by our bike shop for recreation trail maps, tubes, tires, patch kits and more.  Our mechanic works “on call” only, so please make sure that you complete all necessary bike repairs prior to arriving for your bike shuttle.

Reservations are required for all bike shuttles.  Please arrive at our Campground check-in center at least 15-30 minutes prior to shuttle departure time to allow for bike/gear loading.

*Special Note for All Riders:

Shuttles are not guided tours, this service is strictly a vehicle drop at our two designated shuttle locations.  It is your responsibility to prepare for this ride as our shuttle is only providing you access to the trail. We will provide a small map that outlines the general trail, plus locations to get water (please hydrate early and often).

Recommended trail ride checklist.
Local weather forecast for Kernville.
US Forest Service web cam looking toward Sherman Peak. offers a short-term subscription to obtain Topographic Maps to help prepare you for your trail ride.

Click here for information on guided tours, or call us at (800) 861-6553 to start your reservation for mtb fun!

Alta Sierra Shuttle (Minimum of 6) $30.00/person
Cannell Trail Shuttle (Minimum of 6), Saturday $45.00/person
Cannell Trail Shuttle (Minimum of 6), Sunday-Friday $40.00/person


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