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Palm Canyon Trail

Intermediate

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13.6 mile 22.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,241' 988 m
Descent: -220' -67 m
High: 3,871' 1,180 m
Low: 805' 245 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Pete Kirkham

Enjoy a fantastic desert hike from "pines to palms".

Pete Kirkham

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This hike is normally done as a shuttle. Park at the top on Highway 74 and Pine View Drive. There are several places to stage a car at the bottom depending on which option you decide to finish out the trail...the easiest being at the Indian Canyons. For a longer hike one can exit either down Dunn Road to Cathedral City or through the "Goat Trails" down to the Vons Rimrock Center on Highway 111 in Palm Springs.

I strongly recommend bringing a GPS and having this trail downloaded to the Hiking Project mobile app! The trail has very few markings and plenty of false turns, so be prepared. When you hike about a mile or two from the start, you'll get some great views of the desert floor. Take a moment to get your bearings, because you'll be looking down a huge canyon (nice work!).

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Feb 10, 2019
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in California

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