Palo Verde Trail
The Palo Verde Trail hugs the shores of Bartlett Lake with SB Mountain looming overhead. This hike is moderate, with some inclines and some laid-back sections. With lots of little coves to stop into for a rest, it’s a good hike to take at a leisurely pace. We do recommend bringing a GPS route as the trail can become hard to find at times.
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Route Description for Palo Verde Trail
The Palo Verde Trail follows the shore of blue Bartlett Lake with a nice view of SB Mountain to enjoy the whole way. This route has some steeper sections and some easy stretches, making it suitable for most skill levels.
A few things to note: this route gets quite overgrown the further you go. Wear long pants to avoid getting scraped up. You’ll also want a GPS route to refer to since it can become easy to lose the trail the further you go. If you find you’re not sure which way to head, you can always turn back and enjoy one of the little coves along the shore on your return trip. Bring lots of water.
From the trailhead, the route passes Rattlesnake Cove and wanders above the shoreline. You’ll pass the SB Cove Dispersed Camping Area before hiking out onto a point. The route ends where it reaches the road at Bartlett Flat. From here, turn back and retrace your steps.
Getting to the Palo Verde Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for the Palo Verde Trail is on FR 459A.
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