Chuckwalla Trail Loop

MODERATE 19 reviews

Chuckwalla Trail Loop is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Mirage, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
403 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

views

scramble

no dogs

Loop trail through Roadrunner Trail open all year to all skill level. This section of the trail branches off of the Roadrunner Trail and loops toward Cathedral City and back around the Mirada Villas ending on the east side of Frank Sinatra Drive.

2 months ago

I enjoy looping trails that offer great views of the valley. Birds playing in the wind currents and airplanes on final approaches provided interesting activities.

hiking
2 months ago

Watch the planes fly by while lined up with the KPSP runway

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4 months ago

I parked behind Rancho Mirage City Hall and started on the Bighorn Overlook Trail. I then crossed the road and took the trail to the left where the Chuckwalla and Road Runner Trail head began. The Chuckwalla is a narrow scenic trail that was well marked. The end of the trail has you walking back down on the street where I again caught the Bighorn Overlook Trail to the parking lot.

11 months ago

Decent, very pretty walk, but parking is far from trail entrance. Also, the loop includes the road :/.

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

No parking at trailhead. not much of a scenery except views of a few luxury homes and a hotel. no shade. best to go in the morning and late in the day.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

No parking, have to park at bottom of the road and walk up on the road. When you finish at the top. You walk all the way down on the road.
It ok but not great.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Easy walk w great views.

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

Good hike. Beautiful views. Moderate difficulty.

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trail is primarily for guests at the Ritz Carlton (across the street). To use the trail you must park at the hotel via the valet service (which at least is free). I'm a moderate hiker and found this trail to be pretty easy overall. It's short (only 2 miles) has a mild up and down incline, and is well marked except for the end. Views are good - mountains, birds and some developments. The only annoying part is that a brief stint of maybe 0.4 miles walking on the road is required to complete the loop. The rest is a dirt and rock trail through scrubby hills. It was a good option for an easy yet visually stimulating stroll.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Monday, December 19, 2016