Cottonwood Spring/Moorten’s Mill Site Trail

Indio, California 92201

Cottonwood Spring/Moorten’s Mill Site Trail

Cottonwood Spring/Moorten’s Mill Site Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Cottonwood Spring is a lovely patch of greenery in an otherwise arid landscape. The cottonwoods and fan palms were planted by the miners around the turn of the last century to make the spring conform to their concept of an oasis. In spite of this unnatural beginning, the sight is satisfying, and obviously the birds enjoy the location. The hike down the wash provides a display of a wash plant community in the Colorado Desert. Mesquite and smoke trees are dominant. A short hike in Cottonwood wash to visit a 1930s mill site."

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Trail Information

Indio
Nearby City
1
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
October through April
Season
3,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,000 feet
Top Elevation
Joshua Tree National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Cottonwood Spring
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018