Randall Henderson Loop Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Randall Henderson Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palm Desert, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from October until March.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
485 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

views

wildlife

no dogs

Desert loop hike close in to Palm Desert and the Coachella valley. This is a moderate hike with some nice views down into the valley. If you're lucky, you might see some bighorn sheep. Feel lucky?

9 days ago

Elevation first half. There is a little resting bench half way for a nice view and breather. For a beginner it's a good little challenge. Coyote dens and lots of birding. Beautiful views of the valley at the top! Tons of ant hills, don't stand still. This was only my 2nd hike ever so please note my review is from the eyes of a complete beginner. It took me an hour and a half to complete!

hiking
16 days ago

Loved it except the part where I ran into a Cholla cactus! That hurt

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3 months ago

Great easy hike. Beautiful and safe.

If you're looking for a starter hike this is it

3 months ago

Such a beautiful trail! It offers a bit of everything, views of the desert, beautiful flowers, inclines and declines.

trail running
3 months ago

perfect running trail!!!!! its easy and the trail is built so you won't get lost!

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Super easy and super enjoyable! Most of the hiking in the Palm Desert area is going up a large rock mountain. In comparison, the Henderson Trail is more like a nature hike. This trail gives you opportunity to see a lot of naturally occurring desert vegetation and cacti. Also great for bike riding because it is not crowded and has large paths.

Only downside is that they block off a large part of the summit to protect the Big Horns. Therefore you miss seeing the panoramic vistas.

hiking
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5 months ago

Easy hike with some elevation gain giving you a good glimpse of some amazing ground level dessert landscape filled with unique plants and rocks as well as a good vista of you get all the way to the top and back down. Very accessible, easy free parking. Restrooms and water is available at the visitors center. Highly recommend if you want to stay close to the city.

5 months ago