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Randall Henderson Wash Loop
  • Randall Henderson
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260

The Randall Henderson Wash Loop, the shortest of three hikes that depart from the main Randall Henderson Trailhead off Highway 74, immerses hikers in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, which encompasses more than 280,000 acres across Greater Palm Springs. The easy 1.1-mile loop only gains approximately 200 feet in elevation and is great for family nature walks, with fields of wildflowers blanketing the sandy landscape in winter and spring and native wildlife, such as bighorn sheep and desert tortoises, occasionally making an appearance along the trail. (You can learn more about the oasis’ plant and animal inhabitants at the monument’s visitor center, where free parking, restrooms, and trail maps are available.) At the trailhead, turn left about .45 miles in; continue left around the loop — keeping an eye out for runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians, who also share the trail — to return to your car.

Total Distance: 1.1 miles

Level: Easy

Hiking Features
  • Distance (mi): 1.1
  • Distance (km): 1.8
  • Difficulty Score: 9
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation at Trailhead: 987
  • Elevation Gain (+): 201
  • Elevation Loss (-): 307
  • Net Elev +/- (ft): 213
  • Net Elev +/- (m): 207
  • Minimum Elevation: 985
  • Maximum Elevation: 1129
  • Elevation Change-lowest point to highest point ft: 144
  • Parking Type: Paved lot
  • Location: Northern Santa Rosa Mountains
  • Sub-Location: Palm Desert/Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
  • Bikes Allowed:
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  • Restrooms:
  • 1 - 5 Miles:
  • Free:
Trail Length
  • 1 - 5 Miles:
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