45-825 Edgehill Drive in Palm Desert CA
Edgehill Drive is off of the west end of El Paseo.
This is a hiking park but there are also a couple of tennis courts.
Start your hike from the Cahuilla Hills Park.
Park your car and hike south past the tennis courts to the Herb Jeffries trail head.
Hike up the hill and you will eventually see intersections of hiking trails. You will see a trail coming up from your right. That is the Hopalong Cassidy Trail. Continue westward up the trail on the Herb Jeffries.
Continue up the hill, this is what I call the steep side of the Bump and Grind loop. When you get to the top, you will see the Fish and Game gate, continue north on the Bump and Grind. Continue on the Bump and Grind until you see a trail branch off to the right around a nursery on the bottom of the hill. That would be the Mike Shuller trail - take it down the hill to Painters Path behind the Desert Crossings Shopping Center. When you get to the bottom you will see a trail going up the south side of the hill you just came down. That is the Hopalong Cassidy Trail. Take the Hopalong Cassidy Trail up the hill until it intersects with the Herb Jefferies. Remember the Herb Jefferies? Continue on the Herb Jefferies back to the Cahuilla Hills Park.
Round trip is right at 4.75 miles.
Parking lot to the Herb Jeffries trailhead = .30 miles
Herb Jeffries to the Bump n' Grind = 1.16 (1.46 miles)
Bump n' Grind to the Mike Schuller = .99 miles (2.45 miles)
Mike Schuller to the bottom to start up the Hopalong Cassidy = .86 miles (3.31 miles)
Hopalong Cassidy to the Herb Jeffries = .65 miles (3.96 miles)
Herb Jeffries back to Cahuilla Hills Park = .67 Miles = (4.63 miles)
Dress for the desert and take plenty of water.
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