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Goat Trails [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Palm Springs, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 770 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

No shade

Private property

No dogs

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Getting There

The Goat Trails are surrounded by many adjacent and connecting trails, including Araby, Garstin, Berns, Wildhorse, Clara Burgess, and Dunn Road. The trails allow access to Bob Hope Overlook, Murray Peak, Cathedral Cove, and the Dunn Road route to Santa Rosa Mountain.

On Highway 111, 0.15 mile east of South Gene Autrey, turn south on Palm Hills Drive (at the east end of Rim Rock Plaza).

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Reviews (232)
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Recordings (238)
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Kate Hotchkiss
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HikingNo shade
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valerie ..
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HikingRocky
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Jeff Kenyon
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HikingNo shadeWashed out

Nice wide trail up to rocky hills overlooking Coachella Valley with a panoramic view from Banning Pass to Indio. Moderate elevation gain, with some rocks in some parts of the trail. Easy to maintain “social distancing” on this wide trail!

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Brendan Steidle
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HikingOff trail
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Jerome Porterfield
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Hiking

Nice climbing trail, all fire road with several singletrack off shoots. Definitely not for a beginner, take water and sunblock!

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Sherman Chan
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HikingPrivate property
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Leslie Burns
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Hiking

Trail was in good condition, if you do the loop it’s just over an hour. We stayed to the left, it’s was a better way to make your way up the hill. On the way down it’s quite rocky and not super friendly for hikers but still possible.

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Sherman Chan
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Sherman Chan
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Marilus R.
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Hiking

Great hiking trails! Many to choose from.

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Brad U.
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HikingNo shade
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Metzly Valencia
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Lindsey Fischer
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Hiking

I understand why it’s called goat trailS (plural)...lots of different trails you can take which can be confusing. Overall, great hike with some beautiful views - not too long, not too short. Went with a couple friends and we did the loop in about an hour and ten minutes.

Brian Henderson
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Hiking

No shade. Quick elevation on a fire road. Pretty crowded trail with dogs and mountain bikers. 3.64 mile loop. 735 elevation. Check this trail off my list. One and done.

Toni T.
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HikingNo shade
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John Vitt
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HikingNo shade

Did lower part of this trail mid-day and found it a bit strenuous as the grade is fairly steep on the ascent to the junction. Decided to only do the small loop and head back due to time constraints.

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Jj Knauss
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Hiking

Good dog friendly trail. No signage anywhere! Looks to be a public works dirt and rock storage area above the parking area which may soon be a developed residential parcel. Once above the public works piles, the trail maintains a 4x4 ATV width most of the route. There is heavy erosion from July 14 2019 rain storm that brought flooding to area. Many hikers we met all asked which trail they were on. signs would help, but "All Trails" app worked on the entire route. Check it often or, like us, you'll add some distance and elevation. Good in city hike, great views to watch the airplanes coming and going. Add signs and fix the deeper erosion areas this could easily be a 4+ hike.

Wendy Sanders
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Hiking

This is a great dog-friendly trail in PS. It’s stunning right now with all the green plants! It looks like a garden and as soon as it warms up the wildflower blossoms will pop!

Brad Pratt
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HikingNo shade

Easy to moderate.

Simon Bates
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A bit barren and slightly boring walk. Quite steep at the beginning and then loops around It was a rainy day but still not very interesting although quite busy with walkers with their dogs

Bernice Lepera
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Going up the fire road behind Vons, steep, loose gravel road. You share with off leash dogs, horse riders and lots of bikes. Pleasant hike. There are lots of trails shooting off the road. You can take most of them and end back on the road. There is a Palm Oasis with running water off one trail. Good time!

Jarett Scalzo
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Hiking

Was a great hike for the morning before starting your day. I took my husky, Duke, and it wasn’t too long or too short. Pretty good elevation gains also.

Nick Franconi
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Great scenic views of the city and desert terrain. Not too perfect for a hike or a Harder trail run.

Carlos Blandon
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Hiking

This is NOT PRIVATE PROPERTY....Its has been battle through court and they lost.

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