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Earl Henderson Trail

Palm Springs, California, USA

Earl Henderson Trail

Length1.1 mi
Elev. Gain114.8 ft
Est. Steps2500



Dog friendly

Scenic view

Created by Carlos Abrille
Earl Henderson Trail is a 1.1 mile (2,500-step) route located near Palm Springs, California, USA. This route has an elevation gain of about 114.8 ft and is rated as easy. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.
This is the trail behind Smoke Tree Stables, a bit tricky to find. The trailhead is located at the same place where Garstin Trail starts. You’ll want to take South Palm Canyon Dr head south, left of Bogart Trial and after passing the bridge, left on Barona Rd. This is where you’ll see many locals who like to take their dogs for a walk. Once in awhile you might actually encounter a tour guide on horse back (three to twelve horses). You’ll want to watch your steps, this is the trail, because it the trail with the most horse dropping. This also why you want to start early in the morning because this trail will be 90% if not 100% in total shade if you start at 7 am. This is the trail where you’ll be closest to Palm Canyon Wash which many people aren’t aware is also a trail. There are certain times of the year where there’s water there but most of the time is dry. This Earl Henderson is also the trail where you’ll encounter more Barrel Cactuses. The best time to hike this trail is between October and March. This is an easy hike but becomes moderate when you getting close to Shannon Trail. This trail if you take it all way ends at the Palm Canyon Wash.
Route Details


1.1 mi

Elev. Gain

114.8 ft

Est. Steps

Created by
Carlos Abrille
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