Roadrunner and Chuckwalla Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Mirage, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.7 miElevation gain534 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingWalkingViewsRockyNo shade
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Begins just past the grassy area in front of the Mirada fountain that is located at the bottom of Frank Sinatra Dr. near Hwy 111. It moves off the street through a group of palm trees and continues parallel to the road. The trail crosses Frank Sinatra Drive and continues south up the mountain.

the corner at Frank Sinatra Drive and Hwy 111 best to park at the Rancho Mirage City Hall.

Rancho Mirage 69-825 Hwy 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Ph.: (760)324-4511 Hours: 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday

Hwy 111 go north of Frank Sinatra Drive.

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Alyssa Andrews
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Moderate with a few steep inclines on the backside of the Chuckwalla trail.

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Carol Newman
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Not worth your time if you’re looking for a hike with nice views and conditions. Views of the strip, a trailer park and the Ritz Carlton mainly . Narrow trail with steep slopes dropping off to the sides

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Dan Gray
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The views are nice, but you’re spending a lot of time walking behind construction areas and walking on an actual road with no sidewalk.

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Taj Jensen
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RunningGreat!

Great moderate run to start the day. Did two loops with some side runs on smaller trails. Total of 7 miles

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Maria Cozad
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Love this place for trail running.

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Jonathan Cottone
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Signage needs improvement.

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Brianda Duran
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Alex Davidson
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Fantastic loop trail combining great parts of three different trails.

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Michael Hensel
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M'Lisa Marks
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Great quick evening hike. Lots of up and down, some good climbs and beautiful views across the valley. Rocky, sheer drop off on much of the trail. Park at Rancho Mirage city hall. Across the street and up the hill just a little is road runner trail which will take you to Chuckwalla trail.

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Meggan McCann
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Ok trail. Some nice views and pretty easy. Narrow parts with steep ledges

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Charlene Beltran
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No shade, great for dogs, good views of palm springs, cathedral city and rancho mirage.

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Mel Fischer
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Jessica Super
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Great views of San Jacinto and dog friendly.

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Kerry Ahlering
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Less than picturesque but still a good walk.

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Leslie Hanks
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Parked at the top of the city hall parking lot. Go into the lot and turn to the right. Park, then cross the street and start at Road Runner Trailhead. Signs will lead you to Chuckwalla trail. Nice views but fairly narrow trail. Dangerous if you have vertigo or balance issues. Summer you’d need to really watch for snakes because it’s narrow. Winter it’s great and DOG ON LEASH FRIENDLY which is awesome!

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Helme Silvet
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Pretty easy. For best views, it is worth it to wander off the trail a little - everything is quite clearly marked

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Gerald Trepanier
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Good

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Dennis Lindfors
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Nice trail

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Stefanie Campos
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HikingGreat!

Followed AllTrails map and like other comments it turns into Chuckwalla Trail. Enjoyed the loop and views. Parked at the city hall as suggested and many others did the same.

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Maria Cozad
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Looki

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Dorene Isenberg
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The map shown on this site is a combination of the Roadrunner and the Chuckwalla Trails. The Roadrunner Trail is a out and back trail. While we used the map All Trails provided and we were able to navigate it, following the posted signs made it confusing. When you are on the trail, realize that the signs for Roadrunner just end and then all you’ll see are Chuckwalla Trail signs. It’s confusing, but once you are away from the car noise, it’s a nice hike.

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Alva Alveno
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It was a beautiful hike! I love it

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Ty McMurry
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Brian Magnuson
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Anna Aguilar Gardner
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HikingGreat!

This was easy to follow using the all trails map, and dogs are allowed. It is insanely windy at some parts, and was worried that I’d lose my hat on some turns. The trail is also quite narrow so it’s hard to pass other people while trying to be socially distant.

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Ryan Pidgeon
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Definitely exposed so bring lots of water on hot days. Tons of trails that kinda lead off to what seemed like nowhere so unless you know the area I’d recommend keeping your app open for the GPS.

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Charlie Vogel
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