Like most of the trails in the Coachella Valley, this one is rocky and very hot. It has a good 3.5-mile climb with 1,500 ft of elevation gained. However, the views from the top make the climb well worth the effort.
There are a couple of short branches off of the main trail during the first half of the hike that are worth exploring. Take Jefferson Street to the La Quinta Cove to Lake Cahuilla Trail that will bring you back to the start.