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This is a moderate trail and easy to get to. The flowers in spring (March/April) are amazing. You couldn't go a foot without seeing more. The Cactus flowers were especially fantastic. It is not too hot but you still need to bring water. The views...More
This trail is a challenging eight miles to where it links to another trail taking you over the mountain. Turning around at the eight mile point is enough for most people. Lovely wild flowers in the spring after the rains. Be sure to carry water,...More
Reliably safe and well maintained. Lots of hikers offer the solo hiker some passing-by companionship. Of the dozens of hikes in this area I like; this is in the top three. Take your water and bananas, etc. Come with joy, share your joy with fellow...More
This is an advanced trail but very doable if you take lots of breaks. "The Friends of the Desert" organization, across the street at the visitors center, offers free (give a donation, it goes to a great cause "preservation") weekly hikes up this trail. They...More
We had a very enjoyable hike starting from the art Smith Trailhead on Highway 74 in Palm Desert. The parking lot, trailhead and the trail itself are all well marked. From the parking lot walk to your right parallel to Highway 74 until you see...More