Desert View Interpretive Trail

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Desert View Interpretive Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Laguna, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

views

wildlife

Desert View Loop is a 1.1 mile trail located near Mt Laguna, California. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

12 days ago

snowshoeing
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Love this place. Stone's throw from the Laguna Lodge with amazing views. Can see clear across the Salton sea to Pope on a clear day.

9 months ago

Saturday, April 02, 2016

hiking
Monday, December 28, 2015

This is a short point to point trail from the Desert View Picnic Grounds to Burnt Rancheria Campground, offering refreshing desert view with Salton Sea off to the distance; there are parking at the picnic area. Went during winter, after a light snow shower, the trail was covered in couple inches of beautiful white snow.

hiking
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

hiking
Monday, August 04, 2014

Great little trail. A stretch of the PCT that has stunning views. Dog friendly too.

hiking
Saturday, October 19, 2013

hiking
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ah, the good ol' nature trail! Desert View is one of my favorites for a nice brisk walk. It's easy, with little elevation gain, plenty of shade, and still some amazing views. I like to start at the Desert View picnic grounds down the road, then head south on the PCT to where it intersects with the nature trail. From the rocky outcropping (you can't miss it) on a clear day, you can take pictures of the Salton Sea. It's got some of the best views on the mountain, a nice bench right in the middle, and ends in a campground with easy access to the highway. Definitely recommend this for all ages and skill levels!