Palm Canyon Trail to Vandeventer Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Palm Canyon Trail to Vandeventer Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Desert, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
889 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

washed out

no dogs

Start at the Trading Post descend Palm Canyon Trail continue all the way where it intersects Vandeventer Trail and Victor.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful day for hiking, and this is a very nice trail. This trail is located on an Indian reservation, and there is a fee to enter the area. Also, during the high season on weekends, there can be a long line of cars to pay the fee and get through the gate. Nice, well maintained trails, the lower part through the palm oasis is easy and then uphill moderate hiking through rocks and desert brush after about 1 mile. Beautiful views on the upper trail, especially now after the rains. Very kid friendly, no dogs allowed. During the winter season after a rain, there are several streams and small waterfalls. A little out of the way for me, but very close to downtown Palm Springs and I will definitely make the trek again. Miles of interconnecting trails on the upper parts. Definitely one of the best hiking experiences I've had so far!

4 months ago

hiking
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5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Thursday, April 14, 2016

The park closes at 5 to allow for the wildlife to take over, so we were only able to get about 5 miles in, but the trail was beautiful with a nice mix of mountain and desert views. I give it a 10 on the Lenny Pepperbottom "neature" scale.
Take the warning about rattlesnakes serious - about the time we let down our guard we made a new friend crossing our path within a few steps.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Really pretty, with a decent amount of shade

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Great hike through an oasis.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

walking
Monday, January 18, 2016

Amazing trail. Would recommend going after a rain if possible, the waterfalls are small butt incredible!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

You guys need to update the DIRECTIONS to this trail because it leads us to the middle of nowhere.

hiking
Saturday, May 04, 2013

hiking
Monday, January 28, 2013

mountain biking
Saturday, January 05, 2013

For new bikers on this trail you should take it slow and wear a helmet