4 miles
Distance
119 ft
Climb
-799 ft
Descent
4,031 ft
High Point
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Pinyon Pines Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Palm Canyon
    Cathedral City, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    When the desert is cold
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #103498 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Pinyon Pines trail for the most part has gradual climbs up through desert scrub terrain on singletrack. If you like grand views and singletrack and can stay online on narrow trails, you are going to really like this ride. The double track ends abruptly at the foot on a hill and the trail continues on as singletrack off to the right.

The single track in the next section is nothing short of great. The trail is fairly narrow and travels either right along the top of the ridge or clings to the side of the canyon. Between the occasional technical spots and the ever present cacti nudging its way into the trail's airspace you will find enough features to keep you on you toes. Of course with picturesque views in every direction you may find it hard to keep your eyes on the trail. Please do stop in a spot or two and take it all in as this is singletrack of the "Top Flite" variety.

Access Info

From the San Diego Area - Head North on the I-15 and take the CA-79 South exit when coming into Temecula. Take CA-79 South (its actually more like east) 17.8 miles to the CA-371. Turn left (North) onto CA-371 and take it for 20.7 miles. to CA-74. Turn right on CA-74

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More Stats for Pinyon Pines Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -680 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,339 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,020 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,339 ft
  • Grade
    -2.972%
  • Grade max
    -21.148%
  • Grade min
    14.179%
  • Distance climb
    3,181 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,987 ft
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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