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RIBBONWOOD EQUESTRIAN CG, CA

part ofSan Bernardino National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: RIBBONWOOD EQUESTRIAN CG
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Ribbonwood is an ideal mountain escape for equestrian campers. The campground overlooks Palm Desert and the Salton Sea in southern California and provides visitors with access to hundreds of miles of terrain for exploration and enjoyment.

Natural Features:

The campground is located approximately 16 miles southeast of Palm Desert, California, at an elevation of about 4,000 feet. It is nestled in a chaparral brush, high desert environment of cactus, pinyon pine and yucca plants. Roads and spurs are gravel.

Recreation:

Horseback riding and mountain biking are popular activities. The 5.3-mile Sawmill Trail begins within the campground and traverses an old road with 2,220 feet of elevation gain. It also intersects with the Cactus Spring Trail near the campground's parking area.

Bountiful botanical species exist along the trail, providing scenic views for travelers.

Facilities:

The campground offers less than a dozen large, single-family campsites for both tent or RV camping. Each is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided, and campsites each have access to two horse corrals and hitching racks.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
Within 10 Miles
  • Cafe
  • Dump Station
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trailheads
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Fishing
Know Before You Go
  • Contact the San Jacinto Ranger District at 909-382-2922 for the gate combination and to check current fire conditions and/or weather closures
  • Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.57611, -116.45472
33°34'34"N, 116°27'17"W

From Palm Springs, California, take the Palms to Pines Highway/Highway 74 south for approximately 16 miles to the community of Pinyon. Turn left onto South Pinyon Drive and the entrance to the campground is on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RIBBONWOOD EQUESTRIAN CG
54270 PINECREST AVE PO BOX 518
IDYLLWILD CA 92549

Phone Number:

Project Office:(909)382-2922
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