Bicycle Trails in Palm Springs, California

Bicycle Trails in Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs, Calif., is a year-round destination for travelers. Popular attractions include Knott's Soak City water park, the Palm Springs Air Museum and The Living Desert, a 1,200-acre botanical park. Hiking and biking in the mountains attract outdoor enthusiasts. There are biking trails in Joshua Tree National Park and Anza-Borrego State Park.

Black Eagle Mine Road

Joshua Tree National Park has 35 miles of riding and hiking trails. Natural sights include juniper forests and creosote-dominated lowlands. The Black Eagle Mine Road is one of the biking trails. It begins 6.5 miles north of the park's Cottonwood Visitor Center. The trail is a dirt road that runs along the edge of Joshua Tree National Park's Pinto Basin. It also winds through canyons in the Eagle Mountains, providing scenic views along the way. The trail's first 9 miles are within the park. Bikers can turn around and loop or proceed outside of the park's boundaries.

Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-5500
nps.gov/Jotr/index.htm

Split Mountain Trail

Although it is located about two hours from Palm Springs, Anza-Borrego State Park offers more than 500 miles of trails that are open for bicycle riders. Most of the paved roads are open for cycling use as well. The Split Mountain is one of the bike trails in the park. It features a scenic pass through the split in the mountain where bikers can enjoy the views. Bikers can park at the Fish Creek along Split Mountain Road to venture on foot and explore more of the park's scenery and wildlife.

Anza-Borrego State Park
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-5311
parks.ca.gov/

Covington Flats

Covington Flats is in Joshua Tree National Park. This dirt road trail lets bikers access some of the park's largest junipers and Joshua trees in the desert. The trail spans 3.8 miles from the Covington Flats picnic area to Eureka Peak. The trail is moderate and at times steep, but it offers spectacular views of the area and other sights such as Morongo Basin and surrounding mountains.

Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-5500
nps.gov/Jotr/index.htm

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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