Vargas Palms Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Vargas Palms Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near White Water, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from October until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles 364 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly





3 years ago

This is another awesome trail, similar to Willis Palms Trail with the burnt Palm Trees. But not as many Palm Trees. Finding the place to park is confusing because there's none. When you turn West on Snowcreek Canyon Rd. look for the wash on the left side of the road. That's approximately where you need to find a place to park your vehicle. There's really no clear obvious trail either. Majority will start at the wash and follow the wash East as it weaves towards South. What you'll discover where ever you end up parking your vehicle, You can see Vargas Palms. Since the shrubs are not that thick. You can literally walk an imaginary straight line to Vargas Palms. The only tip you would need to note is a marker to remember where you parked. Count the power poles or look at the background mountains for any stationary structure. So when you're returning to your car you can aline an imaginary line to follow back to your car. When you arrive at the base of the mountain, it's a rocky trail and somewhat tricky to find the right path because there's two paths. If you take the right side you'll succeed.

It's an interesting place, quite small but still interesting. Midway from where you parked your car there's an interesting rock formations with one particular huge boulder that's split or cracked. There's photographic opportunities for a trail least explored. This place is actually worth checking out.