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

I’m new to hiking and looking forward to many more adventures like this trail.

Great hike! Great view at the summit!

Great trail for all levels of hikers. Terrific view at the summit

22 days ago

Picnic tables midway make for a nice rest with a beautiful view of Palm Springs and beyond.

26 days ago

This is a great hike if you have two cars. We started at the north end with a steep but short (1.5 miles) manageable climb. Then there is some scenic relaxed walking along the the ledge, with great views including big horn sheep sightings. Descend on the south end. Approximately 4.5 miles, which took us about 2 hours of moving time.

Exhausting but so worth it!

A great hike!

Saw many Ovis canadensis and a few Canine domesticus (scoff laws).

Beautiful views over the valley. Dogs are no problem from South trailhead. No dogs allowed at TC trailhead. Only met a few other hikers. Very nice hike.


Trespassing is very, very common. I went from Goat Trails to Murry Peak this morning. I was first at 7am but many seen on return.

2 months ago

Great hike which is not too over run with other hikers. Offers great views of Palm Springs and Tahquitz Falls.

One of the best trails in Palm Springs, with a good chance of encountering big horn sheep.

Heart pounding climb, but the views are worth it. Make sure you go to Jane's Hofbrau oasis and Eagle Canyon.

A must when you are in Palm Springs.

I love this hike. A quick workout in the morning. It hot in the afternoon as you are in direct sun.

Basically, it’s a rocky road- kind of boring The best part was watching the planes line up on the runway as they land at the airport.

3 months ago

I’ve seen bighorn sheep the last 2 weekends on this trail. Amazing.

Great hike, go early even in January it gets hot.

Great hike w/ a steady climb. Friendly people, while not too crowded. Will definitely do it again.

3 months ago

If you park at the T C visitors center, you have a steep uphill climb to start your hike. Very rocky.

My first time doing this hike and is a challenge go up this mountain. I actually just started hiking and I made it up there. Beautiful views and an awesome feeling of accomplishment for me!

Fantastic morning hike. Saw a group of young rams on the mountainside.

4 months ago

Nice trail with a little vertical challenge but nothing extreme. Good views and a nice intro into PS area hiking.

Went during the early morning in August. Was told to bring lots of water...i brought way too much water. It was a nice workout, but nothing spectacular.

5 months ago

We start at the cathedral city cove and hike up, the views are breathtaking and pictures don't do it justice, it feels like the Wild West up there on cool and cloudy days is when I'd recommend taking this trail as it will be amazing experience. Starting from the cove is honestly hard as rain has washed out half the trail and your walking mostly on bare rock of the mountain so it's not really a beginner trail, very steep parts on the way up but getting to the top is 100% worth it. Many beautiful views really capture the beauty of the Coachella valley desert and about 3-4 miles up you'll find the earth moving vehicles Mike Dunn abandoned while trying to make the road. Highly recommend and please take a lot of water as 1.5 liters wasn't enough for me and we only hike it on cloudy days.

We thought this would be a simple hike along a dirt road but found several off shoot trails that took us further into the mountain including a deep canyon. Our most enjoyable hike of the trip. Take lots of water and of course morning is best!

Always enjoyable. Some steep bits, but worth the effort. Very well-trafficked and sociable.

Love this trail. The best in the desert for hikers seeking a decent vertical climb with great views of the Valley and amenable to dogs!

Ive done this trail once with my boyfriend!!! It wil kick you ass!!! Bring a lot of water!

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