Desert View Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Desert View Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mountain Center, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

4.4 miles 830 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





no dogs

A 1.5 mile (2 km) loop trail leads to a number of scenic overlooks and forest views. Short climbs, moderately strenuous. One of the handful of trails you can hike after getting off the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Mt. San Jacinto State Park near Palm Springs.

4 months ago

This is a really easy hike, with impressive views of the valley below. Great place to retreat from the summer heat.

10 months ago

I hike this trail 3 or 4 times per week. It's a loop trail which I go around 3 times. I recommend hiking it counter-clockwise as it's a better workout, especially as you move from notch 5 to 4. Beautiful views at each notch and the trail feels safe to me. I never get tired of it.

1 year ago

Easy hike, spectacular views of the valley below (Palm Springs area). Very fresh during the summer, a great way to escape the summer heat.

1 year ago

Had a blast hiking this trail w my family on Mother's Day. Weather was perfect and not too crowded. Could be better marked but other than that no complaints

1 year ago

Great trail for kids. Some very scenic views of the valley.