4 miles
Distance
2,142 ft
Climb
-202 ft
Descent
01:47:15
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bear Creek Canyon Oasis Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    La Quinta Cove
    La Quinta, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year-round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #90663 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument

Bear Creek Canyon Trail is a moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Quinta, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. The views of La Quinta and the hills and rocks of the area are beautiful. On this trail, you feel isolated from the hustle and bustle of the valley below.

Access Info

To reach the Bear Creek trailhead, take Highway 111 to La Quinta. At Washington Street, turn right. When you get to Eisenhower Drive, make a right turn and follow it until it ends at the top of the cove. Make a right onto Bermudas, and note that Bermudas becomes Calle Tecate. At the intersection of Calle Tecate and Avenida Ramirez there is a parking area in the dirt on the left. From the parking area follow the wide well marked trail to the “oasis” you will see up the trail to the right. The City of La Quinta has built a real nice hiking park in the area called ” Oasis Cove “, and the trail leads to that.

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More Stats for Bear Creek Canyon Oasis Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,940 ft
  • Altitude min
    340 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,280 ft
  • Altitude start
    340 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,280 ft
  • Grade
    8.861%
  • Grade max
    -35.397%
  • Grade min
    37.815%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2,387 ft
  • Distance flat
    343 ft
  • Avg time
    01:47:15
  • Avg reverse time
    01:04:52
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Broughen (Jan 14, 2019 at 12:27)
       Lots of hike a bike. Trail is in good condition but the switchbacks are quite tight and really tough on an MTB, both up and down. Some high exposure sections, so be careful out there. Amazing views and quite the adventure.
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      flag aobbard (Apr 11, 2019 at 11:35)
       It's a better hike than ride. (For reference, I'm totally fine with the Boo Hoff climb to the top.) The first ~1.7 miles are easy, then the switchbacks are problematic (loose, steep, tight.) Later on there are several stretches that are rideable for a few hundred yards+ climbing... Also, according to the maps it appears to enter wilderness later/higher on the trail, though unlike on Boo Hoff, I never encountered an official wilderness marker.
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