Palm Desert, California 92260
Elevation Gain: 3500 ft.
Hiking Time: 6 hours
Trail Length: 14 miles
One can ride a horse or a bicycle, hike, or use a four-wheel drive vehicle up the first 5.5 miles of the rough Sawmill Truck Trail road.
The trail starts at the top of the road and connects with Santa Rosa Truck Trail road. The road and trail ascend 3,000 ft. to 7,000 ft. and are within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, they offer views of the desert areas below.
From Highway 74, across from the Pinyon Flats Campground, take the road south to the designated parking area (also for Cactus Spring Trail), just before the Pinyon area Riverside County Transfer Station.
Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• If in an off-leash area, keep your dog under voice command
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints