Cactus To Clouds Trail Familiarization is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Planning on attacking Southern California's mother of endurance hikes? Try getting a taste first to help better prepare. This hike was to get familiar with the C2C trail of Mt. San Jacinto for future attempts and the goal of reaching the summit in the future. The idea was to get an estimate on climbing rate, time, weather/climate change, terrain, trail maintenance, challenge level, and provisions/gear needed to successfully climb the mountain.