The La Quinta Cove to Lake Cahuilla Trail is a 2.9 mile moderate hike with an elevation change of 548 feet.
This trail crosses a divide separating a peninsula known as the Coral Reef Mountains to the north and the main Santa Rosas to the south. En route to Lake Cahuilla, be sure to follow the trail where it leaves the wash next to The Quarry golf course – the trail will take you away from the golf course in a couple of places.
Access to the golf course is strictly prohibited, so do not even think about venturing onto it.
Vehicle access to Lake Cahuilla County Park allows for a one-way hike with a shuttle pick-up.