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Palm Springs: Pushawalla - Hidden Palms

Rating *****
length 8.4 mile - 3 hour 05 minutes (round trip). Moderate.
Height 570 - 830 - 330 - 670 - 410 feet
Access All Cars, all paved. Take Interstate 10, Head to Cachella Valley Preserve on Thousand Palm Canyon Road in the city of Thousand Palms, park at the parking area (free) to the left, close to the visitor centre.
Other Trails None
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.
    Walking in the preserve is free. Start at the parking area and head in a southeasterly direction.
    Cross the road and follow the trail in the same direction. Follow the sign Pushawalla Palms.
    Close to the end at [H] head downhill into the canyon and head right until reaching Pushawalla Palms [J].
    Keep on going south until reaching a fence that prohibits cars to enter the canyon. Head along the right side of a dirt road.
    Just before point [L] leave the road to the right and at [L] make a sharp turn uphill (north). Keep going in this direction uphill.
    At a rim go left following the rim downhill (northwest). Hidden Palms can be seen to the right. At crossing [N] head right further downhill.
    At [O] head left (west) on a dirt road. The road bends south, but keep on going west in a sandy wash.
    Take a clearly visible trail uphill (north), until reaching a sign, the Hidden Palms Trail heading back to the parking. (northwest)

    Palm Canyon Trail
    Disclamer: Read this first before you start your hike.
    Contact: usa/at/e/f/m/e/r/.eu (leave out the /)
    All hikes recorded on pocket loox (pocket PC) using gpsTuner(.com)
    Hiking Palm Canyon Trail Palm Springs Area California, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).