Palm Canyon Trail to Vandeventer Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Palm Canyon Trail to Vandeventer Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, 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: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 807 feet Route Type: Out & Back


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching


washed out

no dogs

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

off trail
over grown
washed out
5 months ago

Don’t do it. Dangerous

7 months ago

Awesome hike! We ended up continuing past Vandeventer to Fern Canyon which looped back to the Trading Post, this added about an additional mile but the extra views were worth it. There’s some pretty steep switchbacks on this trail so be prepared for that. Also, this trail gets HOT, the temperature was in the mid 50’s the day we hiked but it felt more like the 70’s. I drained my 2.5L Camelback, be sure to take plenty of water.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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!

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.

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.

mountain biking
Saturday, January 05, 2013

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

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

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