Berns Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Berns Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palm Springs, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.0 miles 1295 feet Loop

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding



old growth


washed out

no dogs

From South Palm Springs Go south on South Palm Canyon, left on Bogart Trail. After the bridge turn left on Barona Rd (the first street). Alternate one: Take Garstin Trail to the iron signage, turn left on Earl Henderson until it intersects the ascent on Shannon Trail. Alternate two: Take Garstin Trail up the slope to the top, turn left to descend Shannon Trail. From Araby Cove From East Palm Canyon, turn south onto Araby Drive. After crossing the wash, park in undeveloped land beside the road. Walk the wash southwest and cross to Landsdale Rd (private). Follow this road up to an embankment on the left of the road. Take the trail (unnamed at this point, but marked with small metal signs) along the left side of the embankment.

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Inter-Trail Connector: the Shannon Trail

This short trail has no trailhead that is immediately accessible from the valley floor. Instead, one trailhead starts off the Henderson Trail about a quarter mile southwest of Araby Cove. The other trailhead starts off the Garstin Trail near an intersection with the Berns Trail, near the top of the lower hills.

The trail is of moderate difficulty, and it climbs relatively quickly through its 800 feet. A hiker has a very clear, fairly close view of the Bob Hope mansion and several other large residences that populate Southridge.