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San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway

Palm Springs, CA

San Jacinto Peak is a 12 mile out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible from May until November.

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City Cruise: Daytime 010
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733 Completed 708 Reviews

After leaving Mecca Hills the next plan was to explore another trail in Indio. This is a trail that many people don’t go to because it’s in an area that’s difficult to access. This is why it’s not popular or even heard of by many local residents. If they have heard of Indio Hills! they’re thinking most likely the Indio Hills where you can access at Monroe St or Jackson Street. This place is remotely even close to Monroe or Jackson St.; it’s all the way in Washington Street near the car dealership next to the I-10. The street is at the end of the dealership and the street name is Adam Street. When you drive a low clearance vehicle that’s the closest street to the trail. After parking at the far end of the street where the pavement ends. It requires hiking east around two miles to reach the trailhead. If you drive a high clearance vehicle then you save yourself that two miles. That two miles hike to get to the trailhead is absolutely no fun whether you take the dirt road or crosscountry using an immaginary line to the trailhead. The field is covered with desert shrubs, 2”x2” wood poles that once supported wires, 10 gauge wires all over the ground and ½” diameter drip system irrigation black plastic hose. You’ll cross two dirt roads and high voltage power line towers. When you see the row of large rock boulders with two signages, that’s where the trail starts. Two boulders were moved out making it car accessble. Cars and shoting firearms are prohibited inside that trail which is not the case anymore because somebody has moved two boulders forward making it possible for cars to enter and saw a couple places where people left shotgun shells on the ground. Note not to far away on the south there’s also another trail called Biskra Palms worth exploring if anybody were in this area. Between the two place definitely check out Biskra Palms before going to this place. More palm trees and shrubs in Biskra Palms.

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National Date Festival 2015
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733 Completed 708 Reviews

After hiking in Mecca Hills, on the way back passed by this place. Hoping to run across the Queen and her court but instead saw the Commodores, they were scheduled tonight at 7:30 pm. Nice place to hang out for a few hours.

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Berdoo Canyon Road Drive
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We took this road from Indio into Joshua tree. It was about 15 miles to gte intersection of geology tour rd. Another 5-6 miles to pavement. It was fun and rewarding. I would suggest high clearance 4x4. Great vistas from the top of the pass and some neat close quarters canyons.

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South Jackson Park
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733 Completed 708 Reviews

This is the park where children's baseball teams play at. It's also the park where Pawley Pool is located. Pawley Pool has completely changed; it has two swimming pools now. They've done some renovation to this park also, there's a new playground and shade structure. This is the park; you're better off bringing your children to, if you live in Indio.

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South Jackson Park
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733 Completed 708 Reviews

This is the park where children's baseball teams play at. It's also the park where Pawley Pool is located. Pawley Pool has completely changed; it has two swimming pools now. They've done some renovation to this park also, there's a new playground and shade structure. This is the park; you're better off bringing your children to if you live in Indio.

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Miles Avenue Park
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733 Completed 708 Reviews

There has been some renovation done. It's a little more organized; they installed a new playground and extended the concrete sidewalk in the middle that runs north and south. This is a park you probably would not want to take your children to. You're better off taking them to South Jackson Park; if your a resident of Indio. It's because there are crazy people, gangs, homeless, prostitutes and transients at this park. Be careful going to this park.

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Berdoo Canyon Road Drive
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733 Completed 708 Reviews

This road is paved for the first mile or two then becomes dirt road eventually. Definitely for off road vehicles to see deep into the canyons. The canyons look interesting near the wash area where 50 feet of the road was washed away. After carefully crossing this rocky covered dirt portion at the wash the pavement picks up for another 100 feet and that was it. You definitely will need to be driving an off road vehicle to continue this adventure. Note that this area at the wash specially is considered out of city limits. So don't be alarmed to see gun owners target shooting near or at the wash. This road has been neglected if not totally ignored by the City from maintenance so expect to run into 1 to 2 inches deep patch missing on the surface of the pavement.

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National Date Festival
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733 Completed 708 Reviews

Typical Fairground with rides, exhibits, food, entertainment, live concerts. Involves a lot of walking as usual at places like this. Expect to walk around 5 miles just getting familiar inside. While you're there you might as well try the Date Shake. If you wanted to meet the Date Festival Queens attend the Ostrich Race and you're sure to see all three there and may be even have a photo with them. It's not the greatest place, in February if you're in the neighborhood and have no plans, it's pretty cool place to check out.

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Berdoo Canyon Road Drive
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17 Completed 5 Reviews

This trail was ok the end of it was pretty shaky with the washboard roads leading to 29 palms

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Berdoo Canyon Road Drive
by Mr. G23

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fun, easy road. Did not drive the whole trail. Went about half way then i decided to pull over and play with my Mossberg. Trails offers plenty of spots to do stuff like that. Can get busy on the weekends.

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