Blind Canyon Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Blind Canyon Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Desert Hot Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

old growth

washed out

Scattered trails at the North end of Desert Hot Springs, an extension of the Little San Bernardino Mountains. Open year round to all hikers of skill level. Nestled within the western extension of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, roughly 32,000 acres known as Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. This area is characterized by steep canyons, rugged terrain and desert oasis. The area is especially high in natural diversity given its location within a transition between the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. The Preserve includes an internationally recognized desert oasis and marsh that is one of the 10 largest cottonwood and willow riparian (stream) habitats in California. It is also identified by the Audubon Society as one of the most important avian habitat areas in California. Located at the north end of city of Desert Hot Springs, CA.

hiking
2 days ago

Paths veer off to the left and right all along the trail - just pick a direction and see where it leads. Great views at the top of the canyon. Plenty of ridge lines to walk along. Loose sediment makes it feel like a proper desert hike

21 days ago

I’ve lived in the desert for two years now and this is my favorite trail yet. In a way, it gives you a more vast scope of the where you are in the Coachella Valley than being at the top of the mighty Mt San Jacinto. Some brutal parts you must climb that almost seem off trail, but the best thing about BC is the options of so many offshoots in case you decide you don’t want to do the whole thing

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

This is a good workout hike. The views are beautiful.

11 months ago

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

it was amazing. pretty hard but worth it.
take enough water people