Club News

Our club is located in the desert of Indio. During the summer you might see a decline of runs due to the high temperature's here in the desert. Keep looking at the website since runs will be available to the mountain areas of Big Bear.


Upcoming Runs:


Next Club Meeting 

May 11, 2022

7:00 pm Start

La Quinta Brewery

74714 Technology Dr.

Palm Desert, 92211 


Cleghorn Ridge Run

May 7, 2022

7:30 am meet time

Flying J Travel Center

72235 Varner Road, 

Thousands Palms, 92276

Horsethief Flats &

Rattlesnake Canyon

May 15, 2022

See Facebook for Details


            Quartzite- Arizona

               Postsoned for

                early next year.               

      Weekday Jeep runs          happen often! Check. Facebook for posts from Run Leaders


Please use "Contact Us" page to find out location of meeting.



Are you an off-roader living in or visiting the Southern California Mojave Desert area? You have come to the right place. You will find information on our club, upcoming runs, and safety requirements. 

Who We Are



We are based out of the Coachella Valley, near Palm Springs, California. Desert Side Tracs is a family-orientated 4x4 club dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 4-wheeling. Our Southern California desert region is surrounded by great 4-wheeling areas including Johnson Valley, Stoddard Valley, Big Bear, Truckhaven, Superstition Mountains, Calico Ghost Town, Joshua Tree National Park, and National Forests. Our monthly club trail runs extend from the high mountains to the low deserts furnishing us with endless opportunities of experiencing enchanting, historically rich and challenging 4-wheeling. Convenient access to such varied terrain means snow, rocks, or sand may be under our wheels at any time.

Our club recognizes California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Club, Blue Ribbon Coalition, CORVA, and  sponsored by Extreme Terrain Off Road Outfitters.    (Click Icons for More Info)


Club Meetings


We invite you to come to our monthly meetings. We discuss what is happening in our off-road community and schedule upcoming runs. Currently, we meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.   Please contact us for meeting locations.


We Are Volunteers



The Desert Side Tracs is a group that volunteers to maintain and clean up an "Adopt A Trail" located east of the Coachella Valley off I-10 at Chiriaco Summit. Our adopted trail, Red Canyon, runs from I-10 to the Bradshaw Trail.

Interested in Club Membership?

All it takes to join our club is to attend one meeting and three club runs over a six month period.  Dues are $40 a year.  You can certainly join us on our runs without being a member by downloading our guest waiver and attend the club run.  The difficulty of the trail you can run with us is determined by the size tires you have and whether or not you have lockers.  A complete explanation of this can be found on our website under FAQ's and Trail Ratings or Contact Us if you have more questions.