Murray Hill

Cathedral City, California 92235

Murray Hill

Murray Hill Professional Review and Guide

"Prominent from many directions, the pyramid-shaped Murray Hill offers panoramic views across the southern Santa Rosa Mountains. It is best climbed on a clear, cool day. Its rather diminutive name belies the fact that Murray Hill is a steep and strenuous peak that challenges and rewards the intrepid explorer. Murray Hill is named for the Scottish rancher, Welwood Murray, who founded the Palm Springs Hotel in 1887 and drew attention to the area as a spa and resort. Murray Hill can be approached from the west, north, or south. This trip describes the western approach via the Garstin and Wild Horse Trails, but one can make an enjoyable longer loop or one-way trip in combination with the other routes."

More Murray Hill Professional Reviews and Guides

"Prominent from many directions, pyramidshaped Murray Hill offers panoramic views over the Palm Springs area and the Santa Rosa Mountains. It is best climbed on a clear cool day. Its diminutive name belies the fact that Murray Hill is a steep and strenuous hike that challenges and rewards the intrepid explorer.

The summit is named for the Scottish rancher, Welwood Murray, who founded the Palm Springs Hotel in 1887 and drew attention to the area as a spa and resort. Murray Hill can be approached from the west, north, or south. This trip describes the western approach via the Garstin and Wild Horse Trails, but you can enjoy a longer loop or a one-way trip in combination with other trails. Many of the trails in this area were built by and named for members of the Desert Riders, an active equestrian group in the Coachella Valley."

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Trail Information

Cathedral City
Nearby City
7
Distance
1,700 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
October-March
Season

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Nov 2018