Murray Hill Loop

HARD 24 reviews

Murray Hill Loop is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palm Springs, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,506 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

This was a difficult trail. I consider myself in relatively good shape, and run 25 or so miles a week. This kicked my butt. Going counterclockwise, the ascent was unrelenting. The heat didn’t help (started at 7 am at 80 degrees, and ended nearly 5 hours later at 102). Do not underestimate this hike. Bring lots of water - more than you think you’ll need. The GPS on AllTrails was hugely helpful as the trail was confusing at times.

hiking
4 months ago

Good trail, nice views from the top

hiking
6 months ago

As a Palm Springs residence this one of the best trails in the area and one my favorites. Great scenes and if you’re lucky, you may see mountain
Sheep as well. Please don’t take dogs beyond the posted signs, since we did encounter a person taking a dog.

7 months ago

Nice hike. Hard but not difficult. Steep climbs but good trail and footing. Would do it again. Nice desert views.

Recommend GPS and enough battery as multiple trails interconnect and can get off route.

7 months ago

Not that hard. Nice afternoon hike. It was very windy at the top but a fun hike. I’m not hugely in shape but this was very doable. Recommended Trail with nice views

7 months ago

Great hike. Took me 2.5 hours, which was a pretty good workout. Beautiful views. Totally worth it. The app was great to keep me on the right path

hiking
8 months ago

Not really that hard, but some beautiful scenery, vistas and rock formations. Really gives one a true appreciation of the beauty of the desert.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike, quite an uphill climb, but the views at the top are amazing. Can’t believe they have picnic tables up there. Had the perfect day weather wise, light cloud cover, around 80. The trail was slightly washed out in one part on the way down, and my phone died, so no gps, which ended up in my adding Berns Trail to the loop. Ended up doing over 10 miles. Only met 3 people on the entire hike.

hiking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

I'm not sure why there are no reviews of this trail but, as a novice-to-intermediate hiker, I found it challenging, but very rewarding. After the initial one-mile ascent, the trail plateaus between the mountains for some scenic and peaceful hiking. The uphill to Murray Hill is quite doable and those picnic benches are a welcome sight.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016