Pines to Palms Scenic Drive: Banning to Palm Desert is a 29.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Idyllwild, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
This is a scenic drive depending where you start? if Banning exit S. Hargrave St go south, right on E. Lincoln St, left on Esperanza Firefighters Memorial Hwy (Hwy 243) go south up the mountain go all the way to Idyllwild. At Mountain Center left on Hwy 74 go all the way to Palm Desert. It's an incredible experience.
Fun twisty road from the desert bottom, through the mountains, and out to the coast. Great scenic variations!