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San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway

Palm Springs, CA

San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway is a 9.9 mile out and back trail located near Palm Springs, CA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Bear Canyon Oasis Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Good road trail, nice and not super crowded

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Bear Canyon Oasis Trail
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6 Completed 7 Reviews

Hiked this trail in early January and while starting off easy it presents with a steady uphill climb until just before the oasis. The views of San jacinto peak were quite beautiful and the diversity of cacti also stunning. Well worth the jaunt.

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Cove to Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Bear Creek Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It's a great hike but if you go all the way to the oasis it's not easy. The track the shows 4.4 miles one way is correct but the elevation gain is much more than 134 ft, just look at the graph, starts at 2300 ft and end at 1300 ft. Just a warning this is a difficult hike, take lots of water in warm weather.

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Bear Canyon Oasis Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

A good trail with a variety of levels. There are two ways to go: One way (the main way) takes you up some rocky terrain, then downhill you'll pretty much be walling down soft sand the whole time. If you choose this path, I'd rate it as a moderate hike. But if you go the opposite direction, you'll be climbing uphill in all soft sand, then down the rocky terrain. That would make the hike a lot more difficult, rating it as "hard."
There's not much to see except a lot of dirty desert, rusty metal scraps and broken glass...unless you're lucky enough to encounter some Big Horn Sheep.

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Bear Canyon Oasis Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My wife and I headed out a little later in the day so we took it pretty quick up the trail. It was a great hike for both of us. Never been up there and we really enjoyed the hike. Gorgeous sights to see and the views are outstanding. Weather was cool and coming back later in the afternoon just before sunset was really nice and our first experience in that situation. I would recommend doing that to anyone. Take a head lamp if you do. Trail is really rocky and several switchbacks. The trail is nice and always easy to see after you leave wash area on the way up. If you have it, use Google maps to track yourself. It helped us find the oasis to see how we progressed along the trail. Take plenty of water and snacks.

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Bear Canyon Oasis Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

This was a really fun trail with spectacular views of the Coachella Valley and Salton Sea. The beginning was a bit tricky to navigate due to poor signage but after you start ascending, it is obvious where the trail is. Perfect weather, not too hot, about 60 degrees. Had the trail pretty much to myself except for the beginning and ending mile. Oasis super cool in the middle of nowhere.

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Boo Hoff Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Very beautiful. Fun hike. Cool canyons with ropes near the trailhead.

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Bear Canyon Oasis Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail, well marked. I followed the creek for a while and did some great rock climbing that has amazing views. Great trail. Would do again. No shade.

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Bear Creek Canyon Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Here's another trail where half of it can be done on a bike but to extreme once you hit the mountains going up.