Cactus Springs Trail - 5E01 is located 14 miles south-southeast of Palm Springs California. May and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.
A high desert trail, it begins in Pinyon Flat at 4000 ft. to Horsethief Creek. The trail continues 15 miles through Martinez Canyon to State Hwy 74 in the low desert. Beyond Cactus Spring the trail may be difficult to follow.
strenuous (Santa Rosa Wilderness)
To enter the Santa Rosa Wilderness, register at the sign-in box a short way beyond the trailhead; this is your wilderness permit.
Check out the Official Route.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.