Ironwood Nature Trail is a 4.5 mile out and back trail located near Mecca, CA. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Not a very good place anymore compared many years ago when the water was clean and the environment didn't have a foul smell. You're better off going to Lake Cahuilla near La Quinta! It's a recreation area that's been neglected and over the years is just continuing to deteriorate. This park is mostly devoid of people, if anybody wanted a really quiet place to relax and have the whole place for themselves! This would be the place; if you can tolerate the odor. To hike anywhere around this area is not all that exciting either when you see the environment, the foul smell of rotting dead fish and humidity is the problem. Definitely hike somewhere else and avoid this place if possible, it's very depressing...