The Broadmoor Trail (also called the Goat Trail) is a wide hiking and biking trail that begins from the east side of the Rimrock Shopping Center in Palm Springs and is the entrance point to a wide variety of trails throughout the Santa Rosa Mountains. Hikers can scale Murray Peak, head east toward the Dunn Trail system that leads to Palm Desert or veer west toward Palm Springs and the network of trails above Bob Hope’s house.
Depending on the length and route, this can be moderate to strenuous. The trip I took, which ended at an amazing view overlooking Eagle Canyon oasis, is moderate at almost 3.5 miles and an elevation gain of about 650 feet. But a round-trip to Murray Peak is about 10 miles with about 1800 feet of elevation gain.
And keep an eye out for bighorn sheep, as they have been spotted throughout the area.
Directions: From Palm Springs, travel down Highway 111 to Broadmoor Drive, just east of the intersection with Gene Autry Trail. Turn south into the east side of the Rimrock Shopping Center and park on the side of the road or in the dirt area in front of the gate.