3 miles
Distance
874 ft
Climb
-255 ft
Descent
1,465 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Fern Canyon Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Fern Canyon Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Cathedral City
    Cathedral City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #29568 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The trail will lead you to a beautiful plateau, which is noted for beautiful wildflowers in the spring time. Follow the trail towards Palm Canyon, and you will be rewarded with a lush palm oasis at the foot of a giant boulder, covered with dripping water and gorgeous ferns. From here you can either backtrack the way you came, or continue into Palm Canyon and the Indian trading post.

Access Info

To start the ride from the Indian Canyons, drive to the Trading Post where the Palm Canyon Trail begins, and simple descend into the canyon to the left and find the signs pointing to Fern Canyon.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Fern Canyon Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    619 ft
  • Altitude min
    750 ft
  • Altitude start
    797 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,416 ft
  • Grade
    4.517%
  • Grade max
    -27.448%
  • Grade min
    35.906%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,043 ft
  • Distance flat
    430 ft
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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
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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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      Fern Canyon Trail Trail Reports

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      Dec 18, 2017 @ 7:19pm
      Dec 18, 2017
      This trail is closed to mountain bikes. Many years ago it was open but is it on Indian land and they closed it to bikes.
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