Sherman Pass / Kern Plateau Area Snowmobiling

Northeast of Bakersfield and north of Kernville, the Sherman Pass / Kern Plateau Area area has about 120 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. On the west side of the pass, there is a large snopark. The Cannell Meadow Ranger District has an excellent grooming program. The Sherman Pass area has groomed trails, rolling hills, meadows, ridgelines and canyons. Check out the yurt at Paloma Meadows for a warm-up.

Sherman Pass Trail (101) Trail begins 7 miles up the Sherman Pass Road at the snow line. It offers a variety of scenic vistas and is the main trail that connects you with the other trails. Best suited for beginners. (25 miles)

Mosquito Trail (102) This trail is off the Sherman Pass Trail and is above 9,000 feet elevation. It takes you to Mosquito Meadow where it dead-ends. Best suited for beginners. (3 miles)

Corral Meadow/Bonita Meadow Trail (103) Trail starts from the (101)Trail and will connect you to several other trails. It will take you by several meadows and vistas then loop back to the (101) Trail. Suited for all riders. (5.5 miles)

Corral Loop Trail (104) This trail starts at the (103) Trail and takes you by several meadows, ending at the (101) Trail. Suitable for all riders. (2 miles)

Trout Creek / Schaeffer Trail (105) Trail starts from (103) Trail. It will take you by Corral meadowand loops back to the (103) Trail. Best suited for advanced riders. (3 miles)

Poloma Trail (106) Trail starts from the (101) Trail, you will have a view of the Dome Land Wilderness and then loop back on the (101) Trail. Suited for intermediate riders. (3 miles)

Bald Mountain Trail (107) Trail starts from the (101) Trail and will take you to Bald Mountain with an elevation of 9382 and views overlooking the Kern Plateau. Best suited for beginners. (2 miles)

Mahogany Trail (108) Trail starts from the (101) Trail and will take you to Troy Meadow and back to the (101) Trail. Best suited for intermediate to advanced riders. (2.4 miles)

Troy Trail (109) Trail starts from the (101) Trail and will take you to Troy Meadow and back to the (101) Trail. You can use this trail with the (101) and (108) to make a good intermediate to advanced ride. (2 miles)

Beach Trail (110) Trail starts from the (101) Trail and will take you to (111) Trail. Best suited for all riders. (2.1 miles)

Cannell / Osa Trail (111) Trail starts from the (101) Trail by the Blackrock Information Station. You can access the (112) and the (113) Trails from this trail. Best suited for all riders. (13.5 miles)

Little Horse Trail (112) Trail starts from the (111) Trail and will take you by Little Horse Meadow andloop back to the (111) Trail. Best suited for all riders. (6.2 miles)

Smith Trail (113) Trail starts from the (111) Trail, which will take you to the (114) Trail then back to the (101) Trail. This trail will take you by several meadows and Aspen groves. Best suited for all riders. Be sure you have enough gas. (12 miles)

Monache Trail (114) Trail starts from the (113) Trail and takes you into Monache Meadows on the Inyo National Forest. Best suited for intermediate to advanced riders. Make sure you have enough gas. (10 plus miles)

Dead Doe (115) Trail starts from the (111) Trail and takes you back to the (111) Best suited for all riders. (2.7 miles)

Bonita Vista (116) Trail takes off from the (103) Trail and winds up on an open hilltop with an elevation of 9461 . Best suited for all riders. (1.5 miles)

Sherman Pass (117) Trail takes off from the (103) trail and fallows the Sherman Pass jeep trail. It will take you to the top of Sherman Peak with a 360 degree view of the kern Plateau. Best suited for advanced riders.

Sherman Pass / Kern Plateau Area Snowmobiling Map

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MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  SNF (760) 376-3781; Bakersfield Visitors (661) 325-5051; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; CA Snowmobile Assoc. (925) 681-1398.

Best Season:  Nov. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/16/2016

Sherman Pass / Kern Plateau Area Snowmobiling Map

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