East Cove Trailhead

EASY 19 reviews

East Cove Trailhead is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near La Quinta, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
193 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

views

bugs

Hwy 111 right on Washington Blvd, right on Eisenhower Ave. go all the way the end, right turn at the "T" intersection.

hiking
7 days ago

Great open hike with only two moderate elevation changes. I took my dog who loved smelling all the desert creosote and sage (bee careful of the bees on the sage!). Nice covered rest area about half way thru. Careful of broken glass by the tables if you have a dog with you. Nice views. Went around noon on a Tuesday, mid-May and only passed four groups total. Although it's only a short distance, you'll need more water than you think! I should add that I am a beginner:)

hiking
7 days ago

8 days ago

Went nice and early. Dealt with lots of passing bikers--they were nice, just frequent.

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2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Flat. Simple. Great for trail running.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy and convenient for a quick walk.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Fun little hike. Not crowded. Dog friendly. Great little picnic area.

4 months ago

6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

very hot in july

hiking
Monday, November 30, 2015

Good for an easy walk around.

hiking
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fine for a short walk, especially with the dog.

walking
Friday, January 02, 2015

This is one of the few trails near Palm Desert that is dog-friendly. On the morning of 12/31/2014, the temperature was in low 40's but the wind made it feel much colder. The top of the mountains were covered with snow from the winter storm from the day before. The place was absolutely gorgeous and serene. I started this short hike (more like a nature walk) from the East Cove trailhead. I made a loop and walked 1.62 miles in total and gained 134 ft. Easy hike. First, pass the first 2 junctions then at the 3rd junction, turn right. You are on DIKE. Stay on the trail until you meet a trail on your right. That will take you to Cove Oasis where the palm trees and picnic tables are. Once you reach Cove Oasis, turn right then turn left to go back to the trailhead. This is both dog and family friendly.