Randall Henderson Loop Trail

MODERATE 43 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, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from October until March.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
436 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

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?

hiking
1 hour ago

hiking
13 days ago

It's a pretty mellow hike good for all ages. I took my parents on this hike and I recieved minimal complaining from them. Definitely easier than moderate, elevation gain is minimal. It was nicely marked and easy follow.

hiking
17 days ago

I agree with earlier comment that this is a fairly easy hike and quite pleasant. About 3/4 mile in, the trail splits (i.e., this is the loop area). Going right is sandier, wider, and a more gentle climb. Going left (having come down that way) is considerably steeper, much narrower and rockier so just come back the other way if you're not up for that.
There is no longer any access to the view from the top over the mountain towards Palm Desert as further use of that trail is prohibited (i.e., by the Big Horn warning sign). But the view back towards the climb was still pretty good.

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hiking
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6 months 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
6 months ago

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

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hiking
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walking
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hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Great easy hike. Beautiful and safe.

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

8 months ago

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

trail running
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago