The Cross Trail

EASY 79 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



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers



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.

1 day ago

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

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5 days 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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8 days ago

Rough one

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16 days ago

Great trail. Easy and amazing view!

20 days 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.

25 days ago

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

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1 month ago

This is a great hike to go with your friends, dogs or alone. Such a beautiful view once you get to the top to the cross you can write a prayer