Beginning Elevation 900′
Strenuous With an elevation gain of 1,400′
This trail takes you to the top of Murray Hill ( the photo above was taken near the top of Murray Hill… ) with a spectacular 360 degree view of the Coachella Valley and Little San Bernardino Mountains. The trail can be reached by equestrians and hikers via the Wildhorse Trail or from the top of the Eagle Canyon Trail. To reach the Wildhorse Trail you can follow the directions for the Garstin Trail and follow the fork to the right down into the valley seen from the top of the Garstin. From there just follow the Trailhead signs that lead you to the Wildhorse, and then the Clara Burgess Trail. This is one very rewarding hike as you will have a beautiful view of the Coachella Valley from the top of Murray hill.
This is a very strenuous hike if you plan on going all the way to the top of Murray Hill. The first time I hiked this trail it took us almost four hours. However in future trips we were able to make it to the top and back in just over three hours.
Take plenty of water with you on this hike, as well as some food for energy. There are picnic tables at the top of Murray Hill which are a great place to have lunch and enjoy the view and solitude before heading back down.