A hike that combines old Hollywood, mid-century modern architecture, and great views.

This hike takes you up to Bob Hope’s massive mushroom shaped house. The neighborhood also includes a house where Steve McQueen lived and the Elrod House featured in the James Bond film “Diamonds are Forever”. It’s a fairly easy hike up to Bob’s but really climbs after you pass the estate. 

You can make this a fairly quick 6 mile up and back with enough vertical gain to get your heart pumping or explore some of the other trails in the area including the Berns, Garstin, or Earl Henderson.

Park by the trailhead kiosk right off of Palm Canyon at Rim Road. The kiosk includes a map and information about the trail. 

Pack List

  • Carry plenty of water even in Winter.
  • Pack extra layers as the weather can change rapidly. Once the sun goes down the temperature will drop. I keep a space blanket in my pack just in case.
  • A wide brim hat can help keep you cool.
  • Include tweezers with your first aid kit in case you get too close to cactus.
  • Check weather conditions before setting out. Summers and early Fall are extremely hot.
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RT Distance 6 Miles
Elevation Gain 800 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Autumn, Winter
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Scenic

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