Explore the most popular trails near Palm Desert with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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2 days ago

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3 days ago

We arrived on an in season Saturday late morning and there was plenty of parking in the lot. The first part of trail had a somewhat steep incline, but after that it was a winding incline to the cross. The trail had moderate hiking traffic with lots of friendly, but unleashed dogs. The trail is an up and back trail with beautiful views and ofcourse the Cross at the top! I would recommend and rate this as an easy to moderate trail due to the footing and incline. Happy hiking!

hiking
5 days ago

A good incline to start and steady to the cross.

hiking
5 days ago

Good hike, took the kids. We all had fun.

hiking
8 days ago

....a little harder than the easy rating! Great views.

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8 days ago

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11 days ago

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14 days ago

Love this trail! It’s been my favorite hike in the desert for years. Great for mountain biking too which I️ enjoy most!

good starter exercise walking trail well marked. traffic noise first 1/2, not too scenic.

18 days ago

Great hiking!

hiking
18 days ago

Actually a really nice trail. I’d give it four stars except for one thing: you have to pay admission to the Living Desert to gain access to this trail. Otherwise great trail, moderately challenging. Did the 5 Miles in about 1.5 hours. Little to no shade so wear sunscreen, a hat, and bring water. Some scrambling up small boulders, but not too difficult. Fantastic views of the Coachella valley from the top. Also good view of the San Andreas fault. Best hiked in the morning hours to avoid the afternoon sun and heat.

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