2.1 miles
Distance
91 ft
Climb
-354 ft
Descent
00:25:20
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Buena Vista Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    May Valley Trails
    Idyllwild - Pine Cove, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    San Bernardino NF

May 2023 - Trail has been re-opened
Nov 2023 - BV is riding great again

As the name implies great vistas on this singletrack, Used as both an uphill and downhill alternative to May Valley fireroad. Check out the Roman highway at the large road outcropping midtrail. Lower third of trail traverses the 2014 burn area.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Buena Vista multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -262 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,145 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,423 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,422 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,161 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -29.1%
  • Grade min
    12.9%
  • Distance climb
    2,156 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,736 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:38
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on Jul 11, 2024
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      Buena Vista Trail Reports

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      Jul 11, 2024 @ 1:47am
      Jul 11, 2024
      Finding the Mirkwood connector is the issue. The Desert Holly is overgrown and will knick you up.
      Jan 2, 2024 @ 8:01am
      Jan 2, 2024
      As of Jan 2024 Buena Vista trail is back and fun and flowy
      Dec 6, 2023 @ 5:19pm
      Dec 6, 2023
      Jun 18, 2023 @ 12:56am
      Jun 18, 2023
      Trail has been re-opened, debris that had covered over the tread has been removed and most trees cut out. A few downed trees from this past...
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 12:39am
      Apr 20, 2021
      Trail has been closed. It has been naturalized and covered with branches/deadfall. No longer rideable. 4/19/21
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
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      • 29 rides
      • Last: Jul 5, 2024

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