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Costs $7.00 to park at marina.
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Had a great deal of fun, the snow capped mountains in the background were quite beautiful. The lake level is quite low. The surrounding hills/mountains were very green and there was one small running stream.
Like everyone else has said its a fairly level and easy trail, partially paved and relatively long.
At the gift shop saw a guys with a 23 lbs bass. woh.
Ride rating: Beginner
Posted on 02/20/09
1) Park at the Visitor Center, and make the 2.5 mile uphill trek to the guard shack. Sign-in and ride FREE.
2) Pay the $7 parking fee per car, and ride the trail immediately.
-The best route to take is CLOCKWISE, around the perimeter of the lake. Fully paved areas over the three dams allow you to make 25mph sprints, on these wide roads.
-Get there before 12PM. The entire 23-mile trip takes about 1.5-3hours, depending on stops. Porta-pottys, covered picnic areas and trash drops are conveniently located throughout the trail.
-Bring AT LEAST 2 LITERS of water! There are no water filling stations anywhere on the lake, and swimming is strictly prohibited(it's a water reservior!). Also, bring sunblock and enough clothing- as there is very little shade, at this lake. Pets are not even allowed there. Boat/Hike/Bike/Fishing ONLY!!!
-Leave the road bike at HOME. Some parts of this trail has lots of gravel- which would easily flat anything but a mountain bike. Otherwise, the trail is mostly flat, hardpack dirt. The rock quarry area(rock walls encased in chicken wire!) area allow you to sail though in low gear. Watch your speed in the sandy turns though!
-Remember, it is 23 MILES of continuous, uninterrupted pedaling. Pace yourself and take frequent stops, if necessary.
-The best months to ride this lake, is from DECEMBER to MARCH. Otherwise the sun and heat in summer and fall months will literally ROAST YOU.
I'm bringing a BOAT and FISHING GEAR on my next trip to Diamond Valley Lake. I hear there is good-sized trout there! Happy Riding!!!
Ride rating: Beginner
Ride distance: 23.1 miles Elevation change: minimal
Dirt Road=80% Paved Path=20%
Zachariah a 44 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Cannondale F2000 SL Hardtail from Bermuda Dunes, CA
Posted on 10/08/08