isomata idyllwild - TRAIL

isomata idyllwild - Trail, Idyllwild, California

Miles of sweet single track, technical rocky areas,two track fire roads

User Reviews (5)

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Zachariah   Cross Country Rider [Dec 11, 2008]

This trail is now called Idyllwild Alvin Meadows Trail. Isomata, the former music geek camp- is now a fine arts campus. Take Tollgate Road all the way down until it ends at trail #5S06. Parking is all to the left. Many say the Forestry Service Adventure Pass is no longer enforced, due to the CA state budget cuts(thanx Arnold!).

Follow 5S06(right fork) fireroad until you reach another fork. Go left, and start the greuling 2-mile climb. At the top, another fork will be at your right. DO NOT PASS this fork, or you will wind up climbing another 2-3 more miles until you reach a deserted kid's summer camp(reminds me of Jason/Friday the 13th). Take the right fork up a small, steep hill for 20 yards, and follow the sweet singletrack though fallen log obstacles, boulder crossings, and twisty forest switcbacks. Pretty cool ride. Towards the end some IDIOT broke glass everywhere, after the easy log hop. Be careful. Go right at the singletrack merge, until you return back to where you began.

Customer Service

Listed above is the Optimater singletrack. Recommend a FS bike, with grippy tires.

Similar Products Used: Hurkey Ceek, Thomas Mountain/Ramona Trail, Sawmill Trail, Palm Canyon epic ride, Ernie Maxwell.
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3
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4
mmplisskin   Cross Country Rider [May 27, 2007]

There are sooo many singletrack trails in this area with some technical portions and some slightly difficult climbs.

Customer Service

Once in Idyllwild take tollgate road to the end where you come to a juction (Hub) there are so many trails but bassicaly go down slowly on one of the fire roads and watch for cars and singletrack and after just climb up back on the fireroad to the hub.

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5
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3
Desert Dog   [Jun 15, 2000]

These trails were designed for bikes, short climbs, long singletrack descents. and lotsa of shade !!
dont want to try this betwwen july and september unless you go early or niteride, it gets toasty...

Customer Service

Take somebody that knows the trail really well, or you will be sorry....Most of trails are designed for oneway use, with the fireroads as the climbing back out part of it....

Similar Products Used: due to the obscured trailheads, it is difficult without a guide or an overall idea of how the network
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5
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The HillBilly   [Jun 25, 2000]

This network of trails is sweet! Trails are shooting off all over the place!! You do have to watch out for oncoming bikes however this secret stash is not to crowded yet. The trailheads off the fire roads are hard to find so you really have to look for and follow tracks to find your way around but once you find the loops its awesome!!! Good Luck!!

Customer Service

Take Toll Gate Road West of Idyllwild till it turns to dirt(Known as the Hub)and park. Take the fire road that heads directly down and West about 1/4 and look for a single track off to the right!

Similar Products Used: There are lots of fire roads around that you can pretty much ride until your legs fall off if you want to do some big loops like 5 to 6 hours.
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4
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TTMAC   [Apr 09, 2002]

This a small maze of twisting singletrack crossing over and connecting to several different fire roads. The local bike club is constantly making new sections. They deserve a big thanks. There is plenty of canopied sections with shade. Some of the climbs are very steep, but most aren't too long. These trails aren't suited for downhill/freeriders because they are very twisting and don't have any high speed sections. It gets hot in the summer, so ride early or late. Be careful on these trails because you never know what is around the enless twisting corners. Please don't drag your brakes on the corners. I'm seeing more of this on these pure trails. If you want to slide out, do it on a fireroad or go to a rookie riding school.

Customer Service

Read other reviews. Make sure you have a stupid f***ing fascist Forest Adventure Pass if you park on the dirt. Fortunately, my house is a couple of yards before the trail at the Strawberry Creek crossing. Don't park there, I have rabid squirrels.

Similar Products Used: 24 hour loop at Hurkey Creek.
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4
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