- Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Southern California Trails
Palm Canyon Epic - #PalmCanyonEpic
Socal - Riverside County - Pinyon Pines NickNames: #PalmCanyonEpic
Exit Monterey/Hwy 74 south from I-10 in Palm Desert and drive up the mountain to Pine View Road, turn right and park.
From San Diego - take Hwy.79 from Temecula to Hwy.371 to Anza then right on Hwy.74, then its a left on Pine View Road, adjacent from Ribbonwood. Park on the side of the street at the trail entrance. Singletrack begins straight ahead. Bear right at fork and enjoy....
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- Trail UpdatePalm Canyon Epic-I cannot begin to tell you my LOVE for this ride. All I can say is BE PREPARED(Tools/Food/Tubes/Water/Energy snacks). Ideal months is November-January. The native Cholla Cactus here is downright nasty...so there is sometimes no avoiding it! Just leave before 10am and shuttle vehicles accordingly. The only drawback to this ride is the Omscott Dry Wash....ie: The Indian Death March, a 3-mile slightly uphill grind where deep sand will sap your energy, while you try finding the 'hardest' surface line.
Once you reach Dunn Road...might as well do the Hahn's Buena Vista Trail; a gravelly, 3-mile singletrack DH fest, with inspiring views. Be of above average fitness and this ride will have it's own place in your singletrack dreams....
Ribbonwood/Pine View Road - This drop off point gives you the MOST downhill action....fast and flowing!
Ride rating: Advanced
Ride distance: 20miles Elevation change: 6000ft
Singletrack=75% Paved Path=20% Truck Trail=5%
Zachariah a 47 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a 2010 Giant Anthem X2 from Palm Desert, CA URL: http://www.mountainbikebill.com/palmcanyon.htm