Palm Canyon Epic

4.00 out of 5
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↑ 2,600 ft
↓ 6,600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
There is no water on the trail, so due to the length and remoteness, this trail should only be attempted in cool weather (late fall through early spring). Also, this is not a DH ride. Sure, there's plenty of DH but you need to pedal a fair bit too so an AM type bike with big tires would be ideal.

The trail was in good shape and pretty well marked as of 1/1/2014, so for the most part you can follow the other tire tracks for the first 17 miles or so, after which there are several options. If you don't have somebody who is familiar with the trail, riding with a GPS map is highly recommended. At about 13.5 miles, head right up the sandy wash for about 3 miles (yes it will suck). Turn left on Dunn Road, and take that for about 3/4 of a mile, then stop at Mike's Desert Oasis and try to find some shade under the bulldozer and eat some snacks. From there, take the singletrack up the hill (to the west) to ride Hahn Buena Vista Trail. After that we were feeling pretty beat, so we took Dunn Road back to Cathedral City rather than riding the Goat Trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Does anyone know if Dunn road still accessible to get to Hahn Trail. -drewvill

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Q: Does anyone know if Dunn road still accessible to get to Hahn Trail -drewvill

A: Yep. Accessible to hikers and MTBers only.

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Granny Gear

January 5, 2020
Review: A fun ride, but over hyped as an Epic. You get a decent variety of jumps and features at the beginning, and a rough rocky technical decent at the end. The middle is a mix of sandy climbs and narrow exposure descents. Worth doing once, but won't be planning a return anytime soon

Granny Gear

March 30, 2017
Review: Did this one yesterday mar 29 2017. Truly is an epic ride. I would rate advanced because cacti everywhere and little rooom for error. Also 1/3 of ride is like peddling through a sand box so this really slows you down. Very hot section with no wind. Ride took me 5 hrs and I took Dunn rod down at the end cause I was too hot and needed ride to be over. Can't go
Much faster cause of heat and very windy trail. I would not recommend this ride any later than March cause of heat. Towards the end I wish I had full suspension bike. Take all the water you can. Half my water was frozen water bottles twelve in total. Awesome ride but heat made it challenging.


January 25, 2015
k2rider Trailblazer  
Review: We have ridden this trail (5) times now and today was the 1st time we actually found the "right" way out and ended up exactly where we wanted to. The sand wash was in the best condition it's ever been in on any of our rides. Still pretty hard packed, relatively speaking, from the rain (2) weeks ago. Even thought this is a shuttle, the 3 mile sand wash and rocky climbs make it one of the harder rides we do. It's a butt kicker for sure but when you're ton, you feel like you truly accomplished something. Make sure you bring all the water you can carry. We had (2) guys run out today.

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