1 miles
741 ft
-135 ft
954 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Herb Jeffries Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager

Herb Jeffries Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Palm Desert
    Palm Desert, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    The City of Palm Desert

This trail is a tribute to the legendary “Bronze Buckaroo,” Herb Jeffries, a film star and recording artist who, in the era of popular western movies, created a cowboy hero for African Americans. Mr. Jeffries, a former Palm Desert resident, performed and spoke at the trail dedication on April 2, 2005.

Access Info

Turn south from Hwy. 111 onto Hwy. 74. After approximately 1 mile turn right on Thrush Road and proceed to the Homme/Adams Park to access the Hopalong Cassidy Trail via the Homestead Link. Alternatively, turn south off of Hwy. 111 onto El Paseo and right onto Painter's Path, left on Edgehill Drive and right on Greene Way which will lead you to Cahuilla Hills Park. There you can access this trail via the Gabby Hayes Link. Another option is to park at Painter's Path behind the Dessert Crossing Shopping Center and take the Mike Schuler trail to the Hopalong Cassidy Trail.

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More Stats for Herb Jeffries Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    606 ft
  • Altitude min
    283 ft
  • Altitude start
    335 ft
  • Altitude end
    941 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,272 ft
  • Distance down
    1,965 ft
  • Distance flat
    115 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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