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

Fern Canyon Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Cathedral City
    Cathedral City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    619 ft
  • Altitude min
    750 ft
  • Altitude start
    797 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,416 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,043 ft
  • Distance flat
    430 ft
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on Dec 18, 2017
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to fern-canyon-trail trailhead (33.738402, -116.536810)
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Fern Canyon Trail Trail Reports

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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