3.4 miles
Distance
32 ft
Climb
-1,509 ft
Descent
00:40:22
Avg time
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Art Johnson Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Palm Canyon
    Cathedral City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36850 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12928 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 50 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Art Johnson mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,482 ft
  • Altitude min
    905 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,396 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,387 ft
  • Altitude end
    906 ft
  • Grade
    -8.2%
  • Grade max
    -81.6%
  • Grade min
    7.2%
  • Distance climb
    942 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,161 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:22
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:02
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Status:
on Apr 11, 2023
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (8 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Art Johnson Trail Reports

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      Apr 11, 2023 @ 12:02am
      Apr 11, 2023
      Mar 17, 2023 @ 10:01am
      Mar 17, 2023
      Between the recent precip and some apparent clean-up trail work, the bottom mile or so of the trail is the most rideable I've seen it. The...
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 1:37am
      Jan 7, 2023
      Trail is in great condition, great maintenance, but has lost it formerly "wild state". Superfun but lost its goat trail status.
      Mar 6, 2022 @ 8:24am
      Mar 6, 2022
      Great ride, lots of lose rocks on the trail once you hit the bottom half around the cliffs.
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 9:59am
      Jan 9, 2022
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      • 19 miles avg distance
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      • Last: Jun 18, 2024

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