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The Eisenhower Mountain Trail  [previous page]

Eisenhower Mountain Trail - Palm Desert CA

Named for President Dwight D Eisenhower - A president who enjoyed golf.

This little mountain is situated directly in the middle of where the San Jacinto Mountains meet the Santa Rosa Mountain range.
The trail you want is at the back of the 360 acre nature preserve known as the Living Desert and Zoo in Palm Desert.

The 6 mile long hiking trail will lead you along the rocky edges of the foot of the lower Santa Rosa's. Eventually you'll be climbing up and around tiny Eisenhower Mountain. At the top you can enjoy views of Indian Wells and Palm Desert as well as Mount San Jacinto and Mount San Gregornio. There is usually a nice breeze at the top.

This trail is closed during June, July and August because of desert temperatures.
Pack a lunch take appropiate water and have some fun.

You will have to enter, by paying an addmission fee, the Living Desert in Palm Desert. Get there early and then spend time enjoying all of the exhibits. Check their web site for the times they are open.

The Living Desert is on the south end of Portola Avenue a mile or so above Highway 111.

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