Victorville, CA Activities Overview: Golf, Racing, Cycling, Parks
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Thanks to top-notch golf courses, race tracks, cycling clubs, parks and more, Victor Valley's outdoor options are varied and plentiful.
Green Tree Golf Course, a former private club that opened in 1963, is a tricky par 72, 6,600-yard course. It is known for tree-lined fairways, water and sand traps. The city also offers Westwinds Golf Course, a nine-hole, par 36 venue.
In Barstow, Tees & Trees Golf Course is a nine-hole course noted for scenery, tight play and water hazards. Nine-hole play is also available at Ashwood Golf Course in Apple Valley, which has three different courses.
If you're looking for something a little faster than a golf cart, then welcome to ATV heaven. The High Desert offers several places to get off the road, with trails that range from moderate to extreme. Both four-wheel vehicles and motorcycles have plenty to choose from, with specific areas that were set aside for them in the California Desert Conservation Area plan of 1980.
A major destination for ATV riders and outdoor enthusiasts in general is El Mirage Dry Lake, which features an off-highway vehicle recreation area. It's part of a 24,000-acre tract of public and private land that also includes the El Mirage Dry Lakebed, the Shadow Mountains, El Mirage Basin and the Twin Hills area.
Meeting weekly to embark on bike rides through Apple Valley, Hesperia and Victorville, Victor Valley Bicycle Club is open to both competitive cyclists and recreational riders. The club prepares participants to take part in the many local cycling events offered throughout the year such as Tour de Apple Valley.
Mountain bikers may prefer to join the High Desert Mountain Bikers. Members traverse the trails of Bell Mountain, Honda Valley, Oak Hills and other locations nearby.
Additional Places to Play
A major outdoor interest in the valley is Mojave Narrows Regional Park, which features outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding and more. Skiing is available at Big Bear Mountain, where there are two resorts, and Mountain High near Wrightwood. These ski areas offer a full package of snow sports during winter months and a solid collection of biking and hiking trails during warmer weather.
Another recreation highlight is an annual Rockin' The Desert Mud Run, which is a 3.2-mile exercise event in late August to benefit the Sunset Hills Children's Foundation. The course is full of fun hills to climb, mud pits, rope swings, tire testing and wall climbing.
Meanwhile, Racetown 395 MX Park in Adelanto has five motocross tracks including a stadium track that can accommodate national events. Racing takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, plus practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday. Racing fans can also enjoy Grangé Motor Circuit, which provides a track for go-karts and SuperMoto vehicles that covers just under one mile. The facility, open daily, also offers a pro shop, storage units and other amenities.
And for bowling fans, there's Victor Bowl Bowling Center. The facility offers 40 lanes with automatic scoring for league and family bowling.
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