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Edgehill Trail
  • Painter's Path and Edgehill Dr
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260

If you’re new to hiking, or simply want to enjoy an easy stroll in the open air with the pup, start with the Edgehill Trail in Palm Desert. Spanning less than a mile, the one-way walk begins at the intersection of Painter’s Path and Edgehill Drive, next to the Desert Crossing shopping center. Locals tend to park at the intersection before crossing the bridge over to the other side of the wash. From here, turn left onto the wide dirt path, which skirts the base of the Northern Santa Rosa Mountains all the way to Cahuilla Hills Park, where 26 acres of undeveloped open space offer a serene escape and access to several other trail systems that scale the adjacent hills. You’ll find restrooms and tables scattered beneath shade trees, as well as tennis and pickleball courts — so pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the outdoors before returning to your car via the same route.

Total Distance: 0.8 miles (one way)

Level: Easy

Hiking Features
  • Distance (mi): 0.8
  • Distance (km): 1.28
  • Difficulty Score: 8
  • Route Type: One Way
  • Elevation at Trailhead: 226
  • Elevation Gain (+): 129
  • Elevation Loss (-): 22
  • Net Elev +/- (ft): 129
  • Minimum Elevation: 221
  • Maximum Elevation: 335
  • Elevation Change-lowest point to highest point ft: 114
  • Parking Type: Unpaved lot
  • Location: Northern Santa Rosa Mountains
  • Sub-Location: Palm Desert/Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
  • Dogs Allowed:
  • Restrooms:
  • Picnic Tables:
  • Less than 1 mile:
  • Free:
Trail Length
  • Less than 1 Mile:
Painter's Path and Edgehill Dr
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