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Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

Rising abruptly from the desert floor, the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument reaches an elevation of 10,834 feet. Providing a picturesque backdrop to local communities, visitors can enjoy magnificent palm oases, snow-capped mountains, a national scenic trail, and wilderness areas. Its extensive backcountry can be accessed via trails from both the Coachella Valley and the alpine village of Idyllwild.

51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92262

Place Type

Outdoor Parks

Website

fs.usda.gov

City/Region

Palm Desert

Upcoming Events

Thursday Morning Hikes

Randall Henderson trail is an easy to moderate, 2.5-3 mile loop. Elevation gain approximately 300 feet. See desert tortoise habitat and other wildlife,...

3/30 8:45am
Saturday Morning Hikes

Randall Henderson trail is an easy to moderate, 2.5-3 mile loop. Elevation gain approximately 300 feet. See desert tortoise habitat and other wildlife,...

4/1 8:45am
Star Party & Night Adventures in the Monument

The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. Hosted by...

4/1 8pm
Monday Morning Walks

This short, easy walk on the Ed Hastey Trail is a great introduction to the desert, suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a guided...

4/3 9:45am
Thursday Morning Hikes

Randall Henderson trail is an easy to moderate, 2.5-3 mile loop. Elevation gain approximately 300 feet. See desert tortoise habitat and other wildlife,...

4/6 7:45am

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Lorraine Hamilton

Lorraine Hamilton left a positive review 1/15/2017

Enjoyed it very much. I found it very informative- Kerry was great!

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