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Hopalong Cassidy Trail

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 4.0 (4)

A singletrack trail with lots of hillside exposure.


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Map Key

8.1

Miles

13.0

KM

81%

Runnable

1,549' 472 m

High

227' 69 m

Low

2,462' 751 m

Up

1,175' 358 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

This is a good out and back singletrack trail if you run 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 fun downhill. There is a lot of hillside exposure that can make the run more exciting on the way back down.

It's best to get up and out early, as this trail can be crowded during the winter months. I'd rate this trail three stars in the winter because of crowds, but four stars in the summer when fewer people are outside.

Beyond the cross viewpoint the trail gradually becomes steeper, looser, and more exposed. It can get pretty rugged and steep near the upper reaches.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Palm Desert, CA

Shared By:

Ken Palagyi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#11320

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  4.0 from 4 votes
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#1,103

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#11,320

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Photos

Looking west over Stone Eagle Golf Club.
Feb 12, 2018 near Rancho…, CA
Barely a mile in.
Jan 1, 2018 near Rancho…, CA
Looking east over Palm Desert with a view of some of the northern section of the trail.
Feb 12, 2018 near Rancho…, CA
Looking north over the south end of the Hopalong Cassidy Trail.
Feb 12, 2018 near Rancho…, CA
Looking north over Stone Eagle Golf Club.
Feb 12, 2018 near Rancho…, CA
Looking east over one of the more remote golf holes of Bighorn Golf Club.
Feb 12, 2018 near Rancho…, CA

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