6 miles
Distance
188 ft
Climb
-2,285 ft
Descent
2,402 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Art Johnson Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Art Johnson Details

  • Riding Area
    Palm Canyon
    Cathedral City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Secondary Access Road/Trail (2 votes)
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #26873 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

First half is kind of hard to follow but pretty flowy and fun with little up hill jaunts. Second half is brutal loose rocky switchbacks straight down the mountain side. Not a good ending trail for the palm canyon epic.

Access Info

When you enter the art smith trail head, turn left about 25 ft in. If you passed the little brown floppy sign that says art smith you went to far. No trail head marking.

Disclaimer

Do this trail at your own risk!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Art Johnson bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,097 ft
  • Altitude min
    290 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,387 ft
  • Altitude end
    290 ft
  • Grade
    -7.1%
  • Grade max
    -79.766%
  • Grade min
    19.915%
  • Distance climb
    3,354 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,018 ft
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Status:
on Dec 30, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Art Johnson Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 10:27am
      Dec 30, 2018
      Great dirt conditions after recent rain.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 39 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 13 rides
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      Dec 30, 2018 @ 10:27am
      Dec 30, 2018
      Art Johnson, Wildomar

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Trek9er (Nov 12, 2018 at 15:29)
       First half is nice...second half is hell. Trail is not well traveled/marked. Few spots that the trail just disappears and you have to backtrack to find a small arrow out of rocks etc. The trail is about half flowing ups and downs, then basically goes straight down the side of the mountain into the wash. It is brutal loose, chunky rocks. Few spots you have to carry your bike because the trail is so thin. O and you will have no brake pads left.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Trek9er (Nov 12, 2018 at 15:38)
       I do not recommend it to end the palm canyon epic, Pick hahn or anything else instead.
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      • + 0
      flag Bryan29Intense (Dec 30, 2018 at 10:25)
       Great dirt conditions but stupid steep and loose rock in some sections.
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      • + 1
      flag johnpaterson (Feb 13, 2019 at 12:20)
       This is a great little trail but very technical about 3/4 down the mountain. Much better ride than the goat trails.
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