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Cannell Meadow

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9.7 mile 15.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 4,785' 1,458 m
Descent: -141' -43 m
High: 7,451' 2,271 m
Low: 2,806' 855 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Jeff Groehler

Amazing views guaranteed!

Jeff Groehler

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Description

This trail is definitely a climb if you start at the bottom (entrance in Kernville). It's a 20-ish mile out-and-back that goes from Kernville to Cannell Meadow in the mountains above Kernville. It's highly trafficked. One of the wonders of this trail, besides the endorphins from climbing it, are the views. Once you get 5 miles in, you can see the whole Kern River valley and then some. But it will cost you energy. I've only gone 5 miles in on this trail starting from Kernville so far, and that's about a 3000-foot elevation gain.

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View from the Plunge to Lake Isabella
Nov 6, 2016 near Kernville, CA
Cannell Plunge Moonscape.
Sep 25, 2017 near Kernville, CA
Get ready for a wild ride! 5k of elevation loss in ~8 miles. Rocks, switchbacks and chunder oh my!
Jun 29, 2015 near Kernville, CA
Taking a breather toward the end of the plunge
Aug 20, 2015 near Kernville, CA
On The Plunge after the final 100 yard scramble-ascent to perch at this awesome view!!
Oct 15, 2017 near Kernville, CA
A few miles into the Plunge.
Nov 12, 2017 near Kernville, CA

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