I thought there was a ton of good riding in the Ridgecrest area. Not too sure how far from you. You may want to check Geoladders too. A couple links below for you. If you drive a ways, you are not too far from Kernville, and there is a TON of Incredible riding up there!
There is actually a MTB Group in Tehachapi these days and They have some trail's they maintain. I am not sure if they have any trail maps. I will search this forum to see if I can find some of their old posts.
Plus the Canell Plunge is in Kernville, that is only an hour from you and one of the most epic southern Sierra rides out there.
I spent my teenage years in Tehachapi and would guess the riding is better up in the mountains than down in the Desert. I used to ride dirt bikes back then and we would go to Mojave all the time to ride, but those trails are sandy and many of them steep, i would not want to ride them on my MTB these days.
Plus it will be hot soon up there in the desert, the mountains stay 15-25 degrees cooler during the summer.
Just Outstanding is awesome. Wagy was super fun, but for different reasons. Rode Bull Run (hike a bike climb out of the basin, but fun) and Portuguese Pass (great descent with a bit of pedaling) yesterday. It was snowing up there when I left this morning, so the latter may not be open for a week or so.
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