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Sheep Mountain Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Desert, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 12.4 mi Elevation gain 2,916 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers
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Charlie Murphy
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The trail getting to the turn-off was great. However, there is no actual trail to reach sheep mountain. So, if you plan on doing this hike please, hike with a partner. I did this hike solo, thinking it would be a manageable trail but found myself having to navigate a dried out river bed, maintain a direct path Northbound, and had to traverse areas that are difficult to maneuver. I’m an experienced hiker but this one definitely puts you to the test. You end up hiking about 2 miles off the trail and over about 2 smaller peaks. Also, be extremely careful and on the look out for rattlesnakes. I had a run in with one that’s as resting under a Boulder right below Sheep Mountain. Safe travels and bring plenty of water.

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Allen Riedel
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Karla Flores
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Jarrett Retz
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Barry Yoch
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Hal Summers
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