Garstin Loop Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

Garstin Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palm Springs, 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
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

washed out

no dogs

This is a loop trail that starts at Garstin Trail then goes through Shannon Trail and continues to Earl Henderson to close the loop.

trail running
2 months ago

Did this hike a couple of times when I was in the area, once as a hike the other as a trail run (with some hiking up the steep climbs!) Preferred running it to hiking it

4 months ago

Just enough challenge to get your heart beating. Beautiful vistas Trails are single file.

4 months ago

Very good hiking trail for me, a beginner at 77 years.

5 months ago

Did the trail counter clockwise and the climb up was great. Somewhat challenging, hard to go up at a cardio pace because I kept stopping to take in how amazingly beautiful the views were.

Surprised no one has yet to mention how much HORSE POOP is on the trail. The entire lower portion of the trail, the Henderson, is also an equestrian trail and there’s horse poop everywhere. Which was annoying because it takes up the whole width of the trail!

If I do this trail again, I’ll start counter clockwise again, do the Berns loop at the top and come down the way I came and skip the lower portion of the “horse poop loop.”

5 months ago

Did this hike for the first time this week and went counter clock wise. It started out steep and leveled out before declining. The trail seems well maintained and beautiful, sweeping, desert views. Will for sure be returning :)

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike...do it every time I visit the valley. Great views!

7 months ago

Good trail for a bit of exercise. Good views of the surrounding area. We did the hike counter-clockwise and found a lot of loose shale on the trail coming down. If I did it again I’d probably do it cw.

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent hike if you only have couple hours available. Great for cardio workout going counterclockwise and offers nice mountain and valley views.

8 months ago

One of my favorite PS trails.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Nice train took 2 hours, it's a little windy up there bring a wind jacket.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Good trail, great views

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Great hike. Views galore. Moderate incline.

hiking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

A great afternoon hike, took us about 1 hr 45 min to do the full loop. Beautiful views and a quiet trail - very peaceful.

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