Cove to Lake Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews

Cove to Lake Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Quinta, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

bugs

old growth

over grown

no dogs

One of the trails at La Quinta Cove, open all year to all skill level. One of the best trails at La Quinta Cove that goes through the golf course, Morrow Trail and finally to Lake Cahillla.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice designation hike to the lake. Great place to picnic before heading back. Plenty of shade and tables at the lake. There are some steep hills and sand. My fit bit showed 100 floors and 7 Miles..

24 days ago

Typical desert trail, maybe a bit more sandy than most which will give your calfs a good workout. Ends at a park with washrooms which is nice. Decent workout with the ups and downs.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail. Not too difficult, but a little challenge and interesting. It took much longer than I anticipated based on the length and elevation change, because most of the trail is soft sand. Good leg workout, but slows the pace. Bring a lot more water than you think you’ll need. Note that you cannot enter the Lake Cahuilla area without paying a park entrance fee.

8 months ago

Long dusty trail , about 1 mile to first descent. This where trail gets interesting , some ups and downs alongside the quarry golf course and great views is the valley in the distant. Followed trail to lake(beautiful), had a snack and water then headed back and had 8 bighorn walk past us (30-40') , go on golf course to eat. Made our day

8 months ago

great trail for teens

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

A nice trail, with some views, well marked!

hiking
10 months ago

great work out about 7 miles

10 months ago

Mostly a flat trail w little elevation. You are down in the wash a good potion of the hike so you are protected from wind but extremely hot. No shade the entire hike

The most scenic parts are as you nestle up next to the golf course on the mountain looking back. I did enjoy seeing the golf course but this is a very short part of hike.

The lake is not worth the hike and you only view it after you make a turn at the very end then walk a long distance into a park area

hiking
10 months ago

I was by myself, it was a beautiful walk. Enjoyed it, being new to hiking, I thought it was a great starting trail, just challenging enough.

hiking
11 months ago

This was a moderate walk. Okay views. Won't do it again. There are prettier hikes in the cove. Nice though. We had two 8 year girls with us who liked it.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Nice trail lots of people

trail running
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Most of this trail is on gently sloping soft or hard sand. Walking beside the Quarry golf course is nice, as is a washroom at the lake. Pretty busy trail.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Good trail, lost it in a few places, but able to double back... Enough travelled to ask if you get confused

Monday, December 14, 2015

I've hiked this trail by foot all the way to the lake and don't see how you could ride a mountain bike on the 2nd half of the trail after you make it down the long steep hill, nothing but soft sand!

road biking
Friday, August 14, 2015

Extremely difficult especially if you have a Hardtail. However, there are other routes which I will explore in the future.

hiking
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

We discovered this trail on a visit to L Quinta and its great to have this open space so close. Most of the other hikes we've done require a bit of a drive. We hiked across the small ridge to the lake and back. Fun to see the lake and golf course as you cross over the top.

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