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Jack Millers Cabin Trail

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This is an out-and-back extension to the Cactus Spring Trail.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

92%

Runnable

2,903' 885 m

High

2,544' 776 m

Low

382' 116 m

Up

23' 7 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This trail is for winter use only when snow covered.

Need to Know

Brutal running in the desert! Season is late October to mid-April. Bring plenty of water, food and sunscreen. Long pants, long sleeved shirt and hat are almost mandatory.

Runner Notes

Really not runnable as you're following a dry sandy and rocky creek bed, no real trail per se.

Description

Once you drop into Martinez Canyon, when running the Cactus Spring Trail, you turn right in the creek bed and run up canyon for about 1.3 miles. This will bring you to the Jack Miller cabin.

One should only attempt this extension if they have enough time and food and water, etc. Just completing the Cactus Spring Trail on its own is demanding enough! It would probably take a fit person to complete this extension to the cabin in about 30-40 minutes. Once at the cabin, allow for 30 minutes to look around and then you would have to descend back the way you came to get back to the trail junction. From there it is still approximately 9 miles down to your car at the end of Martinez Canyon!

See the Cactus Spring Trail description for the rest of your journey. This journey can be completed as it's own run by using the Jack Millers Cabin Via Martinez Canyon description.

Flora & Fauna

Typical desert flora and fauna can be expected. You may see Bighorn Sheep up on the canyon slope if your lucky!

Contacts

Shared By:

Pete Kirkham

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Rear view of the cabin.
May 3, 2018 near La Quinta, CA
Approaching Jack Miller's cabin.
May 3, 2018 near La Quinta, CA
Approaching the second dry waterfall.
May 3, 2018 near La Quinta, CA
First dry waterfall
May 3, 2018 near La Quinta, CA
Old Glory!
May 3, 2018 near La Quinta, CA
Not many people visit this remote site.
May 3, 2018 near La Quinta, CA

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