The Cross Trail

EASY 133 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.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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short, moderate, dog friendly trail with great views, great company, and spiritual significance

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1 day ago

A lot of foot traffic and dogs

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1 month ago

A little steeper than easy, quick hike!

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1 month ago

A must-do every time I return to the L desert. Great intro for first-time visitors, with a 'payday' in the form of the Cross.

1 month ago

Love this trail! Always our favorite at the desert. Well travelled, with lots of dogs!

1 month ago

This is a great hike to do when you have a short amount of time and want to get your exercise in. This trail is well used with lots of traffic and dogs. No one leashes their dog on this trail. Runners are not very courteous as we have encountered many who run right up behind you without saying anything expecting you to move over immediately. Otherwise we love this trail!