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Hahns Buena Vista Trail

Average Rating:    (4.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Hahns Buena starts at the Desert Oasis picnic tables and Art Smith Trailhead 4.5miles up the Dunn rd. the trail climbs to a 'vista' then descends toward palm canyon, at the bottom follow the wash to the right, then up another right onto Vandervetner trail and follow back to Dunn rd., from there you can cross right over to Cindy's if you have Some huevos....
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Latitude
33.80653802509606
Longitude
-116.5594482421875
Trail Directions
From I-10 in the coachella valley take the Date Palm exit and head south. following the same directions as the Cindy Whitehead Trail listed on this site, you want to be up in cathedral cove at the entrance gate to the Dunn rd., a dirt road climb.
Trail Length
4mile trail, 10mile loop
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Palm Springs
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 28, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mturoamer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Really fun singletrack. I started at Dunn Rd. in Cathedral Canyon Cove, rode up Dunn Rd (granny gear slog). At 1.8mi from the first gate (start point on the road) there was a trail leading right (west) off the road. I took that. It was fun roll cross country riding, generally easy downhill. I'm not sure what this particular trail was, it was not on any map I've seen. Then I linked into Hahn's Buena Vista at its junction with the Vandervertner trail . This is the bottom of Hahn's. I climbed up Hahn's, to the vista point. It was rideable uphill without too much effort for all but a very few short pieces. I turned around, came down Hahn's (awesome and fast), then took Vandervertner back to Dunn Road, crossed Dunn Rd. and took Cindy's Trail back down to the Cathedral Canyon Cove area. Cindy's was a seat-dropped brake burner rugged downhill. Very fun but you need to be confident on really rough terrain. My loop was just under 13mi.

Recommended Route:
I might recommend riding up Dunn Rd. to the described junction with Art Smith, instead of riding up Hahns. It might be faster, and certainly will be more boring. Just depends on whether you want to climb on fire road or singletrack.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Goat Trails, you can link in to these by heading North somewhere.



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Review Date
November 9, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Zachariah ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A well-ridden downhill ride, snaking about 3.7 miles into a wash. Minimal pedaling makes this an exhilarating ride. Enjoy the Vistas and take many pics as you cannot get more Mother Nature than this!

Recommended Route:
Get all your climbing out of the way first and really enjoy this trail. Begin at the top of Cathedral City cove at Foothill/Channel Drive, and begin the steep, grueling Dunn Road climb. When Dunn Road crests at mile 1.80 - take a well-deserved breather and descend towards the Cathedral Canyon/Cindy Whitehead T-junction. Pass it and ascend Dunn Road until you reach illegal roadmaker Mike Dunn's old,abandoned 1964 Hancock 282 Pan Scraper/Earth Mover. Continue up the "Wall" until you reach the picnic tables to the left, marked by Dunn's deserted Komatsu bucket loader Bulldozer. Cross the road and begin Hahn Trail and follow the signs...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Goat Trails
Art Smith
Palm Canyon Epic
Vanderventer
Wild Horse
Cindy Whitehead/Cathedral Canyon Trail
Hurkey Creek



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Review Date
March 25, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Brian Paulk ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
First I need to explain that I am a newbie from Kansas with little
mtb experience. Was here on vacation and this trail was recommended by
the bike rental shop. I rode with an experienced rider who had little trouble, but I struggled with bike and trail. The first 2 miles were a lot of hikeabike up Dunn Rd. We took Hahns Buena Vista at the broken down 'dozer (first experience with clip-ins and technical single track; a bad combo). By the time we summited I was whooped. A 3 mile decent followed. Wonderful views and scenery but I kept thinking about going over the edge. Hooked up with Vanderventnor when cramps set in. Finally got down, bloodied, bruised. Still enjoyed myself, but will work on technique and fitness before I try it again

Recommended Route:
Park near the intersection of 111 and Cathedral Canyon Dr. Take Cathedral
Canyon Dr UP to Terrace. Keep going up hill with left hand turns until you run out of road (houses on the right, desert on the left) Dunn Rd starts here. (Foothill Rd and Channel Dr) Take it 4 miles and 2700 vertical feet to the rusted out bull dozer and picnic tables. Buena Vista is on the right. Climb to the summit and ride it down to Vanderventnor, then back to Dunn. We did it in about 4 1/2 hours, but experienced riders will take less time. Bring your water. If you have a problem, your on your own; very little traffic on Dunn and none on Buena Vista and Vanderventor.



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Review Date
December 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: bagg68 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The first two miles of Dunn Road are nice and steep. Excellent bedrock gripping for a fire road. After the 2 miles of Dunn you can break off to the right on a clearly visible single track and ride down into a valley (Vandervetner trail) one of the best single tracks in So. Cal. You then break left at the Hans Buenna Vista/Vandervetner sign and climb a couple miles to the Hans Peak. Then drop down east half a mile onto Dunn Road picnic bench area. Excellent Ride! Beautiful desert landscape. I rode this a couple times in December, but would hate to ride it in the summer. This is a great change of atmosphere if you ride in the mountains alot.

Recommended Route:
Reverse of MTBR's intructions: Take Cathedral Canyon up. Weave right a few streets until you have houses on the left, field on the right. You'll see a gate (Dunn Road) on the right. Park there, hop the gate, then follow the intructions on my review.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bump and Grind is a nice 2 mile training fire road. Beautiful view and desert landscape.



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Review Date
November 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Local H , from here

Summary:
HEY I.M.B.A. WHERE IS MY MONEY GOIN???????
THEY DONT EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE CLOSURE.....

Recommended Route:
some fine folks decided, after getting huge amounts of cash, to make this area a 'National Monument'and close
all the trails to bikes and expand the imbred bighorn gaming area to everywhere. so far all ive seen is about 3times the amount of signs then before, a bunch of BLM vehicles, and a fancy(expensive)sign at the base of the mountain. now, as far as i know, the point to a declared 'monument' is preservation. so theyre idea of that is more signs and vehicle traffic?
i say ride it, tell the BLM cronies to F.O., and enjoy it as i have, with NO permanent damage like i have for 10 YEARS........

Other recommended trails in the same area:
split left off Vanderventner and up wildhorse wash to clara burgess and the goat trails for more singletrack down



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