25.3 miles
2,184 ft
-3,247 ft
5,167 ft
High Point

Section 6 of a series of connecting mountain bike trails extending from Southern California to Canada. This section utilizes the California Riding and Hiking Trail, and is mostly on singletrack. Upon completion of this section, you will begin Section 7, which is mostly on dirt roads to the top of Big Bear Mountain Resort
Connection between Section 5 and Section 6 via Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Palm+Desert,+CA/33.8008517,-116.1839856/33.9839476,-116.0817036/@33.9975311,-116.2566265,11z/data=3m1!4b1!4m10!4m9!1m5!1m1!1s0x80dafc2ef2a5c237:0x2eb9468f86af4675!2m2!1d-116.3744556!2d33.7222445!1m0!1m0!3e1

Section 7 on Google Maps:

Detailed Description
California to Canada Section 6- Joshua Tree is a 25 mile less popular intermediate route located near Joshua Tree California. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 2,184 ft with a max elevation of 5,167 ft then descends -3,247 ft.
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More Stats for California to Canada Section 6- Joshua Tree mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,063 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,299 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,363 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,301 ft
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  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile


  1. Walk east on Ryan Ranch Loop.
  2. Continue for 20 meters.
  3. Turn right onto Big Trees Trail.
  4. Continue for 500 meters.
  5. Turn right onto California Riding and Hiking Trail.
  6. Continue for 7 kilometers.
  7. Keep left to take Stubbe Springs Loop Trail.
  8. Continue for 200 meters.
  9. Walk east on Stubbe Springs Loop Trail.
  10. Continue for 200 meters.
  11. Make a sharp left onto California Riding and Hiking Trail.
  12. Continue for 9 kilometers.
  13. Turn left to stay on California Riding and Hiking Trail.
  14. Continue for 800 meters.
  15. Walk southwest on California Riding and Hiking Trail.
  16. Continue for 6 kilometers.
  17. Walk north on California Riding and Hiking Trail.
  18. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  19. Turn left to stay on California Riding and Hiking Trail.
  20. Continue for 800 meters.
  21. Walk north on California Riding and Hiking Trail.
  22. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  23. Walk north on California Riding and Hiking Trail.
  24. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  25. Bear right onto Warren Peak Trail.
  26. Continue for 300 meters.
  27. Walk east on San Marino Drive.
  28. Continue for 300 meters.
  29. Walk east on San Marino Drive.
  30. Continue for 200 meters.
  31. Walk northeast on San Marino Drive.
  32. Continue for 300 meters.
  33. Turn left onto Santa Barbara Drive.
  34. Continue for 60 meters.
  35. Turn right onto Fortuna Avenue.
  36. Continue for 800 meters.
  37. Turn left onto San Andreas Road.
  38. Continue for 400 meters.
  39. Turn right onto Joshua Lane.
  40. Continue for 200 meters.
  41. Turn right onto Palomar Avenue.
  42. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  43. Walk south on Palomar Avenue.
  44. Continue for 20 meters.
  45. Turn right onto Yucca Trail.
  46. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
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