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Palm Springs: Henderson - Garstin Trail

Rating *****
length 4.6 mile - 2 hour 40 minutes (round trip). Moderate.
Height 440 - 1470 feet
Access All Cars, all paved. On East Palm Canyon Drive, take South Araby Drive, through Palm Canyon Wash and just after the wash, park on the left on a parking area.
Other Trails A couple along the trail
Data To download these files, right-click the link and choose 'save as' |--| .GPX (GPS file) |-----| .KML (Google Earth file)

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  • Expect no shade (in the morning some along the first part), some horse riders, mostly on the first part. Nice mountains.

    Through the wash in a southwesterly direction. Follow the wash on the left side and at point [2] go on the Earl Henderson Trail heading southeast.
    On the crossing [3] head right (southwest), along the wash but somewhat higher.
    At crossing [4] (another parking downhill) meeting Garstin Trail heading up the mountain in a more easterly direction.
    Going over the summit [5], meeting the crossing Shannon Wildhorse [6]. A crossing with Shannon Garstin [7] and another crossing leading back to [3] but go right (east), until reaching the Earl Henderson Trail back to the car.

    Henderson - Garstin Trail
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    Contact: usa/at/e/f/m/e/r/.eu (leave out the /)
    All hikes recorded on pocket loox (pocket PC) using gpsTuner(.com)
    Hiking Henderson - Garstin Trail Palm Springs Area California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).