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Boo Hoff Panorama
  • Cove Oasis
  • La Quinta, CA 92253

The Boo Hoff Panorama leads hikers away from the quaint streets of La Quinta and into the wilderness of the Santa Rosa Mountains, where fields of yellow and purple wildflowers blanket the mountainside, bighorn sheep peak out from rocky crevices, and spindly cholla cacti dot the sandy landscape. Many describe the trail, which departs from the top of La Quinta Cove and traverses 7.2 miles out and back, as nothing short of magical. Once you’ve parked in the lot at the corner of Avenida Bermudas and Calle Tecate, follow the dirt path to the Cove Oasis Trail until you see signs for Boo Hoff. The early part of the route hugs the mountain and can be relatively steep, with little to no shade and mostly rocky terrain, so hikers and horseback riders are advised to pack plenty of water and exercise caution; by the time you reach the highest point on the hike, located near the intersection with Guadalupe Trail, you’ll have climbed more than 1,800 feet! The views stretch from the mountains to the Salton Sea and beyond. Hike back to your car via the same route — or continue on to complete the Boo Hoff Loop Trail. Total Distance: 7.2 Level: Moderate

Hiking Features
  • Distance (mi): 7.2
  • Distance (km): 11.6
  • Difficulty Score: 18
  • Route Type: Out and back
  • Elevation at Trailhead: 299
  • Elevation Gain (+): 1888
  • Elevation Loss (-): 1888
  • Net Elev +/- (ft): 1888
  • Net Elev +/- (m): 575
  • Minimum Elevation: 268
  • Maximum Elevation: 1899
  • Elevation Change-lowest point to highest point ft: 1631
  • Parking Type: Unpaved lot
  • Location: Southern Santa Rosa Mountains
  • Sub-Location: La Quinta/Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
  • 6 - 10 Miles:
  • Free:
Trail Length
  • 6 - 10 Miles:
Cove Oasis
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