Murray Peak is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cathedral City, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from September until May.
Use Palm Canyon trailhead rather than the trailhead by the Vons near the Goat Trails, which are private property.
Great trail, lots of wild flowers, fantastic views!
Murray Peak is a destination, not a trail.
Many people access the peak starting on Araby Trail (it goes past Bob Hope's house) or starting at Von's and using the Goat Trails.
I have done it 4 times in past 18 months, always parking on Bogert Trail and climbing up the steep Garstin Trail, then Wildhorse and Clara Burgess.
Views are wonderful, footing is varied but always good.
Bonus is that this peak is visible and recognizable from much of Northern Coachella Valley so you can point it out to your friends and family as one of your accomplishments!!!
The trail head for this hike is best taken at Von's off highway 111. As others have said there are lots of merging trails and it is easy to get lost if you do not study the routes. The climb is steep but the view and picnic table make it a great destination. 2,100 feet of assent as shown on my gps.
Pretty good trail.
starting elev. 450ft
highest evel. 2320