Mountain Biking Adventures

Kern Valley Mountain Biking Adventures!

Mountain Biking Shuttles and Guided Tours

Reserve a Cannell Trail Shuttle up on Sherman Pass

Reserve a Just Outstanding Shuttle up on Greenhorn/Alta Sierra mountain

To reserve camping with your shuttle reservation, toggle to Lodging in black menu bar and select dates.

We’ll take you on the biking adventure of a lifetime. Our professional guides have developed a variety of excellent adventures for first-timers, intermediate riders, and mountain bikers with exceptional skills!

Custom designed trips are our specialty! Tell us what you want, and we will make it happen! whether you are a beginner or an expert rider Mountain Biking is a great way to see the Southern Sierra. From fast paced Mountain Biking to million dollar views, Mountain and River Adventures is your Kern River Valley Mountain Biking Headquarters!

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.

Did you know that Mountain & River Adventures offers bike rentals, shuttles and guided rides?

Guided Options!

There are many different options that can fit your mountain biking needs!

Some of the services we offer include:

Old State is a great introductory ride! Emma Lane a local to the Kern talks about her personal experiences riding on Old State.

“I can remember back when I less than 5 years old,  riding tandem with my Dad. The best part of this ride is when you finally come around one of the bends and beautiful Lake Isabella comes into view. The ride begins at the top of Alta Sierra, you are riding through a tall forest of trees with the smell of pine as you ride. As you begin your descent the terrain around you changes into high chaparral and your ride finishes out with high desert shrubbery.” – Emma Lane

You can do the Old State ride as a guided ride (Sunset Cruise) or self-guided as a shuttle!

Our most popular mountain bike trail is by far the Cannell Trail!

This is a self-guided trail ride.  You will definitely need to do your
homework before riding Cannell.  And buy our map!
Challenge yourself on this epic descent, and be rewarded with epic views!
For intermediate to advanced riders only!
Trail starts at 9,200 feet.
Four to seven hour ride for most.  Never ride this trail alone.

For information on guided tours call us at (800) 861-6553 to start your reservation for mountain biking fun!