3,765 ft
Distance
334 ft
Climb
-54 ft
Descent
00:10:30
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Homestead Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Homestead Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Palm Desert
    Palm Desert, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year-round
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #82347 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #297 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Palm Desert, CA

This is a very popular park because the Homestead Trail is the trail to the Palm Desert Cross.

The Homestead Trail intersects with the Hopalong Cassidy Trail on the way to the Cross.

The hike is steep but not difficult.

Access Info

Homestead Trail head is in the Cap Homme / Ralph Adams Park off of Thrush Road which is off of Highway 74.

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More Stats for Homestead Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    280 ft
  • Altitude min
    409 ft
  • Altitude max
    741 ft
  • Altitude start
    461 ft
  • Altitude end
    741 ft
  • Grade
    7.44%
  • Grade max
    -6.269%
  • Grade min
    31.323%
  • Distance climb
    2,248 ft
  • Distance down
    1,166 ft
  • Distance flat
    350 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:30
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
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      Homestead Trail Trail Reports

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      Mar 17, 2017 @ 7:54pm
      Mar 17, 2017
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