Mountain Bike Rides in the Kern River Valley and Southern Sierra Bear Creek Trail


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A big climb, a steep DH descent, and a slalom ride through Sequoias.

Bear Creek Trail in Sequoia National Forest
Descending into a grove of Giant Sequoias.

UPDATE! October 2016: Bear Creek has been cleared - awesome riding now! Seasonably dry soil.

Black Diamond


  • 12-13 Miles Singletrack.
  • About 2000 feet of climbing.
  • 5000+ feet of drop.
  • One Way Shuttle.
  • Alternate starting points & Endings.


Ponderosa/Quaking Aspen
to Camp Nelson


Shredding Bear Creek Trail.
Reaping the rewards.

Nearby Rides & Trails

Under Construction






Bear Creek descent
Some very fast downhill sections.











Bear Creek Viewpoint
Well placed viewpoint/break spot.










The Needles
The Needles.







Bear Creek Rock Drop
Plenty of fun natural features all along this trail.









Giant Sequoia
A ride to remember!











End of Trail
One of the possible endings on this trail.







The Ride

The Details

Elevation Profile


Dont Get Lost!
Kernville Adventure Map

This trail and optional routes are depicted on the local adventure map:

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Map Details