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Araby Trail
  • Araby
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262

Fitness fiends, nature lovers, and architecture buffs alike enjoy exploring Araby Trail, located in Palm Springs. The 3.3-mile round-trip hike climbs into the Northern Santa Rosa Mountains, crossing into part of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. With little to no shade overhead and a sharp incline, it’s best to hit the trail early in the morning, especially from May through September, and leave your bike and four-legged friend at home. You’ll soon feel the adrenaline pumping thanks to the 1,380-foot gain in elevation over steep, rocky terrain, which is blanketed in beautiful wildflowers after winter and spring rainfalls. The views alone are worth the trek — the entire valley floor unfolds below, and you can even spy Bob Hope’s famed flying saucer-shaped house perched on the mountainside, as well as Steve McQueen’s glass-and-beam midcentury modern home. To access the trailhead, park in the unpaved lot at Rim Road (space is limited, so arrive early!). You’ll see the entrance to the left near the bottom of the paved private drive that winds up the hill. When you arrive at the intersection of the Berns/Garstin/Henderson trails, about 1.7 miles in, turn around and return via the same route. Total Distance: 3.3 miles Level: Difficult

Hiking Features
  • Distance (mi): 3.4
  • Distance (km): 5.5
  • Difficulty Score: 20
  • Route Type: Out and back
  • Elevation at Trailhead: 399
  • Elevation Gain (+): 1380
  • Elevation Loss (-): 1380
  • Net Elev +/- (ft): 1380
  • Net Elev +/- (m): 421
  • Minimum Elevation: 395
  • Maximum Elevation: 1322
  • Elevation Change-lowest point to highest point ft: 927
  • Parking Type: Unpaved lot
  • Location: Northern Santa Rosa Mountains
  • Sub-Location: Murray Hill/Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
  • Horses Allowed:
  • 1 - 5 Miles:
  • Free:
Trail Length
  • 1 - 5 Miles:
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