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Lake Cahuilla Equestrian Campground

Near: La QuintaCA (Weather)
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20 Difficulty: Challenging Trail
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Trail Description Miles of breathtaking scenic trails within the Santa Rosa/San Jacinto Mountains. The mountain trails can be steep, are challenging, and tend to be rocky. Horses should be in good condition, and shod. ALWAYS carry your own water for horse and rider. You'll be in "desert" country. For the person who prefers less strenuous riding, there are also several miles of "flatland" trails nearby along the perimeter of several prestigious country clubs (including the Merv Griffin Ranch, PGA West, SilverRock, Trilogy, Andulasia, the Hideaway, and the Madison Club, etc.) to accommodate her or his riding pleasure.
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Campground Surrounded by the stark scenic beauty of the Santa Rosa/San Jacinto Mountains, the Lake Cahuilla (pronounced "Kah-wee-ah") Equestrian Campground amenities include: Twenty campsites, plus two host sites, each with water and electricity for group and individual day use, overnight useage, or weekly camping; restroom and showers building; a covered common area with concrete floor, water, electricity, camp stoves, picnic tables, and group fire ring; numerous pipe corrals with water nearby, hitching rails, and water troughs. The Equestrian Campground encompasses a twelve acre area which also features several "primitive" campsites for the more adventurous horsey folks. "Primitive" means there are no electric, water, restroom, or shower facilties at the immediate site area. The Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area Park offers non-equestrian individual and group camping, with full hook-up or primitive sites, showers, a dump station fishing, expansive lawns with shade for picnicking and play time, barbecue grills, bicycle racks, convenient parking, non-motorized boating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boat rentals, and hiking trails. A large swimming pool (open Apri through October), complete with lifeguard stations, restroom and showers, provides a welcome respite from the desert heat. (No "lake" swimming is allowed.) A picturesque setting makes Lake Cahuilla ideal for special events, ranging from company picnics and concerts, to remote controlled boat races, and fishing derbies. Whether it's a group event, opportunity to enjoy horseback riding, family picnic, or holiday camping trip, Lake Cahuilla Equestrian Camp and Lake Cahuilla Recreational Park offer some of the best enjoyment and recreation in the Desert.
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Directions The Lake Cahuilla Equestrian Campground is located within the City of La Quinta, County of Riverside, California. The surrounding area is known as the Coachella Valley. The Campground is about thirty miles southeast of Palm Springs. From Interstate 10 exit the City of Indio turnoff at Monroe Street. Head southerly on Monroe Street, and contine driving south for about seven miles. Turn right (west toward the mountains) at the Avenue 58 four-way stop-sign intersection. Stay on Avenue 58 as it ends at the entrance of the Lake Cahuilla Equestrian Campground/Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area Park road. There are signs indicating how to get to the Lake area facilities. Additional information, campground map, and photographs are available on our website: Once the site is on your screen, beam down while looking to the right column until it reads "Categories". Slowly beam down until it reads "Lake Cahuilla". Click on "Lake Cahuilla". Second paragraph on your screen should now read "Lake Cahuilla Equestrian Expansion". Click on "Lake Cahuilla Equestrian Expansion" to see photographs and a map of the campsite.
This information was provided by Sun Country Ranch on 3/22/2010 4:57:41 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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