23.5 miles
3,309 ft
-3,309 ft
3,372 ft
High Point

Looking to squeeze the most out of P-12

Detailed Description
23 Miles of Why? is a 24 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Palmdale California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 95 trails. This route climbs 3,309 ft with a max elevation of 3,372 ft then descends -3,309 ft.
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Mount Wilson Bicycling Association (mwba.org)
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Trails in Route

Aquaduct South Side End to End2,520 ft
Swoop Through The Trees236 ft
The Grunt3,796 ft
First Bench To Sgt Steve Owen Bench148 ft
First Bench Low26 ft
Pain810 ft
Farmer John's Overlook33 ft
"O" - - - - Yeah !!!4,551 ft
The Grunt3,796 ft
First Bench To Sgt Steve Owen Bench194 ft
Rick-O-Shay1,043 ft
Ferrso Climb1,004 ft
Dr. Smiths Trail2,297 ft
Cyote472 ft
To Snake or Doc Smith ST118 ft
Snake1,375 ft
O' Boy879 ft
First Bench548 ft
First Bench To Sgt Steve Owen Bench131 ft
Pain679 ft
Pain Before Pleasure518 ft
Across to Boulder Perch322 ft
Danger Granger837 ft
O' Boy1,165 ft
Easy way around the hill1,358 ft
aKross to decision point2,487 ft
Sidewinder2,320 ft
P-12 Access Road262 ft
Klunker Run3,136 ft
Ferrso Climb1,342 ft
Cyote184 ft
Up ODs rake breaker2,080 ft
Panorama Climb from about to Pan1,476 ft
Panorama to Rocky Ridge Connector246 ft
The Rocky Ridge1,444 ft
Ferrso Climb1,325 ft
P-12 Access Road535 ft
"Cliffhanger ConnectOr"1,781 ft
"O Cliffhanger" East2 miles
Strait Shots597 ft
South Ridge High79 ft
Short DH Single Track1,263 ft
Every Adventure Starts And Ends Somewhere.4,262 ft
Valley Climb1,568 ft
Palmdale Singletrack East3,045 ft
Slicehome2,769 ft
South Ridge High2,641 ft
New Moon1,316 ft
South Ridge High2,365 ft
South Ridge Low/West751 ft
The Slice2,474 ft
P-12 Access Road1,266 ft
Twinkies, cookies and ???? make world a better place!449 ft
let 'er rOll1,434 ft
Snake Pit830 ft
Northridge Valley View to Lower Bench Junction1,430 ft
JR for a Picnic Extended1,362 ft
JR for a Picnic4,354 ft
First Bench To Sgt Steve Owen Bench1,089 ft
Dave and Mikes Run Down4,209 ft
The Grunt1,965 ft
OG - Wash - PINNIT!443 ft
Swoop Through The Trees236 ft
Aquaduct South Side End to End2,520 ft


More Stats for 23 Miles of Why? mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 30 min
  • Altitude min
    2,802 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,965 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,966 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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OG Wash
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