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La Quinta Cove to Lake Cahillla is a 6.6 mile heavily 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.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 915 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Over grown No dogs
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One of the best trails at La Quinta Cove that goes through the golf course, Morrow Trail and finally to Lake Cahillla.

two parking areas on is on the East side at the trailhead parking and on the West anywhere on the street.

Hwy 111 exit Washington Blvd go south, right on Eisenhower and go directly all the way to the South until it "T" intersects the last road and turn right.

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Realeyes You
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Still learning it.

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Mark Stevens
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Awesome trail!

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Jessika Tate
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Jess Y.
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out

The trail was largely washed away by recent rains and was hard to follow. Got very lost, following what I thought at the time was a trail but was instead a dry stream bed. That being said, it was gorgeous out there. Lots of birds, jackrabbits, grasshoppers, harvester ants and other insects, and speedy little lizards. Expect sun and heat, cover up and bring plenty of water (more than you think you need). Largely no shade in sight until 4-5pm.

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Makenna Livingston
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HikingNo shade

Good trail but didn’t have the besttt views. It was still very pretty but also a little anti-climatic. Definetly a good trail and lots of desert wildlife. Took us about 3 hours and make sure to bring plenty of water.

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Glenn stark
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HikingNo shade

Great trail saw lots of lizards and a huge 5 foot Desert glossy snake which are non poisonous. I recommend starting earlier in the morning or later in the evening, and bringing plenty of water. we started around 9:45 and found ourselves out of water on the way back in the hottest part of the day, with very little to no shade. Great hike!

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Robyn Boersma
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Today the trail was great. People were pretty cautious about social distances and shared the trail well. What was really disturbing was all the people with dogs, ignoring the signs that clearly state no dogs. Furthermore, as a dog owner, it infuriates me when people leave dog feces on the trail. Otherwise, an enjoyable 4-mile hike.

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Mack Walker
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John Scott
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Dayne Brown
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Scott Lamb
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HikingNo shadeRocky

We tried to run this out and back, it’s really not a running trail. If you try it, you can run ~60% of it and walk the steep incline and declines. Expect to pay to get into the lake area, we had no cash on us and would have liked to use the facilities.

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Brian Stevenson
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HikingNo shade

this is a good little jaunt in the desert, no shade whatsoever so I was glad I went out at sunrise. Trail was pretty much empty on the way out, on the way back a lot of the people had started filing in. so I cross country team and about thirty mountain bikers just as I got to the trailhead. very enjoyable hike

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Kathy Selby
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Denis Gourdeau
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Jason Hannah
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Trail was well marked and had some good scenery throughout. Not that challenging, although there were a couple of inclines. Did the entire hike at a very relaxing pace in 3 hours. Was disappointed that you have to pay a fee at the end to go into the campground at lake. Very rocky and dry, so bring water!

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Michael Downing
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I did the hike from the lake to the Cove and back. I think this is the easier way if you plan to go both ways since there is more downhill terrain on the way back. Beautiful scenery and rock formations.

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Jennifer Larson
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HikingNo shadeRocky

So fun! My friend clocked it with the All Trails app and from the car to the lake and back, we walked the outer edge of the lake as part of our loop, was about 7.25 miles. There are a couple little spots that might get tough for beginner hikers but other than, it's pretty easy and goes quickly. My boys came and even my 5 year old can definitely do this trail! It was a beautiful day and a fun trail. We had breakfast at the lake in between and enjoyed the trip back. There are actually more inclines back because it goes mostly down to the lake but it also levels out in so many places for a while. We sat under the trees in the shade for water breaks when needed and that's it. No big deal. Definitely doing it again!

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Elizabeth Shanks
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Azalea Ann Caliyo
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