Art Smith Trail

HARD 21 reviews
Palm Desert, CA
Art Smith Trail is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Desert, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

12.2 miles 2641 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

From the Hike Palm Desert map obtained from the Palm Desert Visitor Center: Turn south from Hwy. 111 onto Hwy. 74. After approximately 4 miles turn right and park at the trail head across from the Santa Rosa San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center on the left of the highway.


3 months ago

hiking

Great views of the valley with decent climbs and vistas.


4 months ago

hiking

Awesome!! Hiked 6K out and jogged 6K back early Saturday a.m. Sunrise and great time with my son Max (11). On Monday did 5 and 5 with my wife Lori. My running partner, and then life partner!!! Loved both.


4 months ago

Beautiful views and vegetation, relatively challenging incline at the start but much easier as it progresses.


4 months ago

Love this trail but want others to know it is clearly posted: dogs are NOT allowed. Bringing a dog on a "no dog" trail can result in a ticket with fines up to $300. Apparently this rule is in place to help protect the bighorn sheep in the area. They don't want them to get used to the smell of canines/coyotes, which would be especially hazardous to baby sheep.


4 months ago

hiking


4 months ago

This Hike continues onto Dunn Road and ends up in Cathedral City for a Uber ride back to the trail head off of Hwy 74. It is about 14 miles all together.


4 months ago

Good workout! Awesome views did 6 miles out and turned back. By next time I'll probably try to continue to Murray canyon. Over all my favorite hike so far.


4 months ago

hiking

Solid dawn hike. Get there early for sunrise. Super accessible, well marked and well maintained.


4 months ago


4 months ago

hiking

It was warm. Needed all our water, 10 liters for two people. Hiked from trail head on Hwy 74 to Dunn Road and out. Used Über to get back to our car. Pretty much an all day adventure.


6 months ago

hiking

Great views!


6 months ago

Fantastic. Hiked this many times---always great.


8 months ago