The Cross Trail

EASY 85 reviews

The Cross Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Desert, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles 659 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

One of the trails in Palm Desert. Open to all skill level. This trail Starts at the Homestead Link and connects to Hopalong Cassidy Trail where you'll pass the Cross hiking towards south.

hiking
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12 days ago

Nice, easy hike with our grandkids ages 11 and 14 as well as our Jack Russell. Bonus was seeing a DesertX installation at the trailhead!
Be sure to bring water for you and your dog!

hiking
19 days ago

Fun hike, moderate difficulty, we hiked afternoon and had plenty of water with us. A few less prepared turned around as they were out of water and their little dog was dragging.

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hiking
1 month ago

Great hike!!!!! The smell of the wild flowers were a delight along the way. I recommend early morning the sun was brutal.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice hike. A few forks allow you to choose steepness. After getting to top I would recommend continuing on over the other side for a few minutes for a great view of Stone Eagle golf course through a gap in the terrain. Unless you are familiar with the area, you should double back at that point as continuing on will not bring you back to starting point.

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Rough one

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1 month ago

Great trail. Easy and amazing view!

1 month ago

This trail was very highly trafficked. The view at the top was great, but I prefer the changing scenery and winding paths of other nearby hikes such as the Bump and Grind to this.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Not to long. Good incline and decline.