Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

Great incline!! Stunning views!!

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2 days ago

My son & I did the loop this morning in about an hour starting about 8:30. Definitely ascend clockwise as the trail is quite craggy. There are many switchbacks to the top but none are too vertical. Completing the loop on the descent the trail is generally wider with fewer rocky steps so it's an easy run to the end. I'm 72 and he is 35. We both agree that on a scale of 1-10 this hike is a 6 for difficulty and a 9 for fun.

Just when you think how easy this is it takes you on a roller coaster ride around and around. Lots of fun and good workout. Ended up on wrong trail going down and disembarked two miles from my car.

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6 days ago

This trail should be rated moderate to strenuous if hiked in a clock-wise direction. The "Grind" portion is quite steep, however it's better to hike up the Grind than down. Good work out hike. Very popular and crowded.

Just enough challenge to get your heart beating. Beautiful vistas Trails are single file.

Easy Hike. Saw 4 rattlesnakes. The waterfall is absolutely gorgeous!!! Beautiful views and scenery. Need to do this hike early as it was in the mid-90's by 11:30am.

Great view from the top and hike past Bob Hope’s house.

Great trail, love it.

I just love this local trail,

Very good hiking trail for me, a beginner at 77 years.

on Araby Trail

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16 days ago

Views are fantastic. I would say All Trails has it rated appropriately as moderate. A recent reviewer said it was easy, but as a reasonably fit man, I would not rate it that way. There was never a need to use my hands to climb or steady myself, but it was still tiring on the way up.

Overall an excellent experience today!

Short ,but sweet some stair climbing and worth the waterfall!

Very interesting hike.... lots of water for sure, start early in the morning since it’s hot in the summer... I’ll do it again!!

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19 days ago

Notes on North trailhead: the trailhead on W Cielo Drive is accurately described, but the map shows the trail ending at a completely different place, on W Crescent Dr between N Patencio Rd and N Via Monte Vista.
From Cielo Drive trailhead, trail climbs very steeply in short switchbacks up the side of the ridge between Chino Canyon and Tachevah Canyon. At the crest are two picnic tables and extensive views. From the ridge the trail descends sharply then traverses the headwall above Old Las Palmas.,

Gorgeous waterfall. Easy and short hike. Take water. Apply sunscreen.

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19 days ago

The weather was perfect in Palm Springs. Not too hot and cloudy, so off we went for a 3.1 mile hike to Palm Canyon and Victor Canyon. It was amazing. Palm Canyon is a beautiful easy hike through a mile of Palm Trees that follow a small creek which at times I am sure is a river. We hiked on Easter Sunday and saw beautiful spring flower blooms. Once we reached a mile, we read the signs and decided to take the 2 mile hike back to the Trading Post via Victor Trail. It gave us beautiful views of rock and cactus formations, mountains and city views of Palm Springs. I highly recommend hiking the addition 2 miles instead of back tracking on the same trail you hiked in on. Bring at least 2 liters of water, good hiking shoes, sun block and snacks. Keep an eye out for rattle snakes. We saw one snake on the trail. Lastly, when you complete your hike, stop at the trading post and have something cool to drink or a popsicle. Enjoy!

Wonderful Easter morning hike. We just hiked to the peak and back about 2.2 miles.

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20 days ago

One of our favorite hikes in the desert. Easy enough for our 12-year olds, but please watch your step going up & down. It looks intimidating, but it's great fun, with the switchbacks up the mountain. Wouldn't recommend for a bike, but we saw nutters doing it. At the top of the switchbacks, walk off-trail to the right (East) side, up a little hill - at the top is an amazing panoramic view. Parking can be a challenge since this is a very popular trailhead for multiple trails, esp. on weekends.

Easy and short hike. Really cool waterfall at the end of the hike. We arrived around 10:30 and there was a good amount of parking. Took about an hour from start to finish.

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23 days ago

Though rated “moderate,” trail certainly has its climbing moments. Sweeping views of the valley and, in the spring, beautiful wild flowers. Like most desert hikes, best to start early in the day as it can get HOT as there is no shade whatsoever. Also this was about the limit for my 12yr old — though admittedly he’s been going thru his tween phase.

Many different views of the valley.

great trail, plan for a long hike. pack snacks and water. great views at top.

$12.50 to hike, at least one water bottle per person or you’re not allowed on the trail. Really easy hike, and the waterfall was beautiful. So much water! Got there early around 8:30 and there was plenty of parking but when we left around 10:30 there was not as much parking and larger crowds. Takes about one hour to hike but we took two hours to hike because we took our time and stopped at the fall for a while. The trail guide also has some interesting markers along the trail to stop at and learn a little bit about the history

Good but too many people!!

A great first hike for us in Palm Springs! The waterfall was beautiful!

Nice waterfall!

Lush vegetation in the desert, two water falls and
Well maintained trails as well. Take your time and enjoy the surrounding area.

Cardio on the way up to great views of the city!

It's between easy and moderate. Beautiful! Saw 10 peninsular big horn sheep too.

Probably would be considered a bit above " moderate", but was a great hike, awesome views. To the top little less than two hours taking it easy. I started from Goat Trail. Says private but everyone hikes it.

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