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Hahns Buena Vista Trail

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 4.5 (8)

A bomber trail down a steep ridge full of cliff-hanging switchbacks and teddy bear cactus.


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Map Key

3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

Singletrack

2,651' 808 m

High

1,390' 424 m

Low

249' 76 m

Up

1,283' 391 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

There is no shame in walking-out a few sections. Be careful, as a wrong turn here has dire consequences.

Description

This trail starts right across from the Art Smith trailhead and climbs for about a mile to a sweet vista with the entire desert floor below you.

Take a deep breath, because the gnar gnar is about to commence. Hold on while you rail down a cliff hugging, cactus riddled, joyride! This trail is fast, loose, rocky, and crazy! After this wild ride, give some other trails a taste, you won't regret it.

When the trail drops into a fairly large wash, stay right and continue down the wash. Cathedral Canyon Trail climbs out of the wash to your right.

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Shared By:

Paul Rogers

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 8 votes

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  4.5 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#248

in California

#4,552

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View from the top of Hahns Buena Vista Trail - from Palm Springs Airport to Palm Desert
Aug 25, 2016 near Cathedr…, CA
I rode through the desert on a horse with no name.
Jan 10, 2019 near Cathedr…, CA
Start of Hahn downhill.
Jan 10, 2019 near Cathedr…, CA

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Apr 20, 2019
Luis Fierro
3.2mi
Mar 24, 2019
Chris Sarot
2nd ride on this trail...ledgy, sketchy & loose in some spots, but I finished with a big smile again!
Mar 14, 2017
Dave Mueller
Did Dunn-Hahn-Cathedral Cyn-Dunn. Dunn DT, steep & rough. Hahn ST gnarly with drop offs. Great views. CCC part goes over many small washes. 10.9mi — 3h 43m
Dec 31, 2016
Rachel Friedman
Dec 28, 2016
Rachel Friedman
Nov 15, 2016
Dave Mueller
Dunn Rd to Art Smith from Cathedral City, then Hahn to the Cathedral Canyon trail, back to Dunn and to the car for a lollipop. Hahn gnarly, dropoffs. 13.3mi — 4h 15m
Dec 23, 2014
Nick Chope