8 miles
3,230 ft
-1,930 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hopalong Cassidy I Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager

Hopalong Cassidy I Details

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

This is a good out and back singletrack trail if you ride up to the cross viewpoint and back. Along with the undulating trail, you'll be in for a good climb, about 900 ft. Once you reach the top, you'll be treated to a very fun downhill ride. Be aware, there is a lot of hillside exposure that can play with your mind on the way back dow

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 Hopalong Cassidy I mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,300 ft
  • Altitude min
    216 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,673 ft
  • Altitude start
    217 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,517 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,014 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 12, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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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
Directions to hopalong-cassidy-i trailhead (33.725020, -116.405770)
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Hopalong Cassidy I Trail Reports

Apr 12, 2017 @ 11:05pm
Apr 12, 2017
Linked on via Homestead at about 8am. Weather was already warming up quite a bit. Was overheated and had to seek shade soon after, and luckily I...
Mar 28, 2017 @ 5:32pm
Mar 28, 2017
I'm not sure blue means what you think it means. Rode from Art Smith trail, down toward El Paseo...mostly walked it. The flowers were nice.
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Jul 19, 2017 @ 7:09pm
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Apr 12, 2017 @ 10:58pm
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Apr 12, 2017 @ 10:57pm
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Hopalong Cassidy I, Lethbridge
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Apr 12, 2017 @ 10:57pm
Apr 12, 2017
Hopalong Cassidy I, Lethbridge

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag mrsailboats (Nov 2, 2017 at 12:25)
 This is no where near a blue trail. Exposed descents with tight switchbacks. Sections 90% of people will be walking. Good first half of the trail to the cross on the hill. Second half is tough though
  • + 1
flag DrHog (Jan 16, 2018 at 12:19)
 I rode from Target to the Cross and back. Really nice trail condition--mostly smooth and rideable, though steep in spots. Crowded with hikers on a cool temp Sunday, but I was the only biker on the trail. The downhill would was flowy and fun, but multiple hiker groups spoiled some of the fun.
  • + 1
flag Virgule5431 (Apr 2, 2018 at 12:17)
 I'am totally agree with mrsailboats, this is not a blue trail at all, i took a royal beating but it worth it.

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