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Indian Potrero Loop Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palm Springs, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is best used from October until April.

Length 9.0 mi Elevation gain 1,381 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Mountain biking Running River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky No dogs
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Tamar Gass #TheHikingHigh
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Patricia Garza-Elsperger
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My Nike app put the altitude at 1752ft. No shade whatsoever but exactly at midpoint we were able to cool off by the small stream and shade (only part of trail we found shade other than at the beginning) Take lots of water. Beautiful trail. Steepness is totally doable because is gradual.

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Patricia Garza-Elsperger
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Sarah Madden
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Trail is beautiful right now with the spring blooms. The meadow after the first rock oasis is unbelievable and I recommend after hitting this part you go back through it to rejoin the main Palm trail. The full loop isn’t as nice and you walk through a wash so the hike isn’t the best.

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PJ Kennedy
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Hike along Palm Canyon Trail for 2 miles until you come to the dry wash. Continue straight ahead along Indian Potrero Trail. This will take you in a counter-clockwise loop. In about 8/10 mile you'll see a sign for the Stone Pools (to your right). The pools are only a few hundred feet off the main trail and are a pleasant diversion in winter and spring. Shortly after rejoining the trail there is a fairly steep ascent, but it isn't too long. You'll soon come upon an interesting plateau with diverse plant life and rock formations. At the 4.7 mile point you'll start heading back west toward the Trading Post. This is the least interesting part of the loop. It's a downhill wide trail/road that eventually leads to a wash with canyon walls. I really enjoyed this hike. At 9 miles, it's a long hike if you're not experienced. If you're in decent shape it shouldn't be a problem. Just bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and something to snack on.

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PJ Kennedy
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Brian Gil
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Trilva Melbo
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Don Greenfield
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Amy Laichareonsup
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PJ Kennedy
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Mike Doyle
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John Phelps
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Nathanial Trienens
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PJ Kennedy
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shelley perpall
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Mike Doyle
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PJ Kennedy
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PJ Kennedy
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Anthony Roach
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Mike Doyle
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Monica S
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Mike Doyle
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Meghan Christine
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PJ Kennedy
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Michael Connors
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mark keidel
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Eric Drouin
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David Sparks
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