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Fern Canyon Trail to Vandeventer Trail Loop is a 6 mile loop trail located near Palm Springs, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 951 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Wildlife No dogs
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James R Wilson
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When doing this worthwhile loop, I do think the clockwise direction is the way to go. This way, the steepest parts are taken up-hill. A stronger hike is to include the victor trail as well (great views from above), and do the Palm Canyon trail twice from the confluence of trails (see my track). Also notable is several miles are hiking desert rolling hills. Also one mile or so is sandy wash type trail (i.e., more energy here). Nice views though. Hardly any wildflowers.

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Gabrielle Burns
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Walking

fee per person to get into park. great views just enough change in elevation to make you feel the workout, but also enjoy the scenary.

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Rick Schellenberg
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Hiking

Great trail, nice ridge views.

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Becky Cyr
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Hiking

I think it is important to note that this trail is in the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons (https://www.indian-canyons.com/indian_canyons), and not in the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument as it is currently noted here (as of 12/10/2018). There is a fee schedule per person (not per car) to get into this park, but the price is WELL WORTH IT!

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Rebecca Shaffer
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Great views. Full exposure so bring plenty of water. I agree with previous post as to direction. It's nice to end at the oasis.

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kenneth crane
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Great views with a variety of terrain including washes, switch-backs, cacti, palm trees and very easy water crossing. The 5.7 mile can be done easily in 3.5 hours but very little shade and water is a must.

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Barbara Smith
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Beautiful views, make sure to check weather conditions before you go, after you leave the water and shade of the palms its all dessert to the pools and it gets hot with no shade at all!

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Benjiamin Albertalli
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Can be done in 3 hours. Nice to do it this way: fern canyon - vandeventer - palm canyon. At the end, to to the palm canyon, you should follow the lower trail and not the upper one (victor trail). Beautiful hike, not too strenuous, and a lot of landscapes/nature variation.

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Mike Doyle
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gary kleysteuber
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Christine Reilly
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Mike Doyle
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Barry Chapman
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Kayleigh Raciak
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Marian Crkon
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Tim Hackworth
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Molly Colman
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Steven MacDonald
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Claire Krawitz
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Patty Jacobson
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K S
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Terri B.
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Matthew Alati
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Josh Brandsdorfer
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Jamie Houston
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Steven Santolin
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Patty Jacobson
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Nancy Pringle
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Pam Cunningham
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