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Recommended Routes in Deserts - 8

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Favorite Welcome to Mars! This portion of the Bell Mountain Trail is exactly what Mars must feel like! If you're an enduro rider, you
Intermediate

Bell Mountain Loop

8.3 mi 13.4 km 344' Up 104.85 m Up 346' Down 105.57 m Down

Victorv…, CA
Favorite The very beginning of Wayne's World. Just across the parking area.
Intermediate

WW to Dunamis to Alpha Loop

9.5 mi 15.3 km 746' Up 227.29 m Up 745' Down 227.05 m Down

Barstow, CA
Favorite Top of the inner loop.
Easy/Intermediate

Boo Hof Inner Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km 183' Up 55.73 m Up 183' Down 55.8 m Down

La Quinta, CA
Favorite Watch out for the next left...a lot of riders miss it.
Intermediate/Difficult

The Desert Riders Tour

14.4 mi 23.2 km 2,719' Up 828.71 m Up 3,017' Down 919.54 m Down

Rancho…, CA
Favorite Looking off the cliff at the peak.
Intermediate/Difficult

HL7166

3.7 mi 6.0 km 577' Up 176.01 m Up 577' Down 175.91 m Down

Barstow, CA
Favorite Fisher Sphinx looks down into the valley.
Intermediate

Randall Henderson Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km 416' Up 126.66 m Up 415' Down 126.61 m Down

Rancho…, CA
Favorite No Photos
Difficult

Bass Hill Loop

1.3 mi 2.1 km 285' Up 86.9 m Up 279' Down 85.12 m Down

Apple V…, CA
Favorite Fun rocky rollers before the climb.
Intermediate

Bump n' Grind

3.5 mi 5.6 km 772' Up 235.27 m Up 772' Down 235.3 m Down

Rancho…, CA

Deserts Biking

  • 403 Miles 648 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 75 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 36 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Deserts - 111

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0.7 mi 1.2 km #1Sidewinder Descent
Difficult
Joshua Tree, CA
Difficult
Joshua Tree, CA 10 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #2Upper Covington Flat Road
Easy
Joshua Tree, CA
Easy
Joshua Tree, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #3Bass Hill Trail
Intermediate
Apple Valley, CA
Intermediate
Apple Valley, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #4Hahns Buena Vista Trail
Difficult
Cathedral City, CA
Difficult
Cathedral City, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Long May You Run
Difficult
Joshua Tree, CA
Difficult
Joshua Tree, CA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #6Boo Hoff Trail
Difficult
La Quinta, CA
Difficult
La Quinta, CA 11 
2.1 mi 3.5 km #7Panorama
Easy/Intermediate
Quartz Hill, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Quartz Hill, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #8Cathedral Canyon Trail
Difficult
Cathedral City, CA
Difficult
Cathedral City, CA
3.0 mi 4.9 km #9Wild Horse Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cathedral City, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Cathedral City, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #10Eureka Peak Road
Intermediate
Joshua Tree, CA
Intermediate
Joshua Tree, CA

Photos of Deserts - 93

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Racing the sunset on Sidewinder and trying to beat it back to the car.
Apr 13, 2017 near Joshua…, CA
Plenty of speed to be had at Section 6!
May 18, 2016 near Joshua…, CA
Topping out on 'Little Bell Blue' climb
Mar 9, 2019 near Victorv…, CA
People from Oregon even have fun!
May 18, 2016 near Joshua…, CA
Busting knees on our way to the luau. Great slick rock playground at the Section 6!
May 18, 2016 near Joshua…, CA
Getting closer to the end, but still some serious descending still to come.
Jan 27, 2019 near Cathedr…, CA
Some people come to Section 6 to get phat!
May 18, 2016 near Joshua…, CA
A leisurely phat bike cruise around the Bartletts
May 18, 2016 near Joshua…, CA