Murray Hill Loop Hike

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12.7 km
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764 m
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Murray Hill Loop Hike

The Murray Hill Loop Hike is an adventure tailored for experienced and fit hikers. This hike is not for the faint of heart! However, the huffing, puffing, and leg burning will lead to the ultimate reward: peaks lining your sightline. (And phenomenal vistas of the valley of Palm Springs sprawled below).

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Route Description for Murray Hill Loop Hike

The Murray Hill Loop Hike is an unreal route in Palm Springs that unveils phenomenal views. Bask in vistas of peaks stretching across your sightline and of the scenic Palm Springs valley. The ultimate goal of this hike is to reach Murray Hill, whether walking in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. Several users recommend counterclockwise to better soak in the surrounding scenery and views. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, snacks, and plenty of water. You are going to be hiking in the desert after all!

Setting out from the Garstin Trailhead, you’ll follow Garstin Trail, ignoring the path to the left, jetting off to Cahuilla Peak. At the fork, go right to hit the circuit in a counterclockwise direction. After you’ve reached Murray Hill, continue looping around until you get back to the same fork, where you’ll follow the trail back towards Garstin Trailhead, where the hike began.

Getting to the Murray Hill Loop Hike Trailhead

To get to the Murray Hill Loop Hike, head to the Garstin Trailhead off Barona Road.

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