Named for the longtime trail boss of the Desert Riders equestrian club, Art Smith. The Trail starts at Highway 74 across from Santa Rosa San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center and south of Bighorn Country Club. The full Trail is about 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back that offers a number of active options. You can pick whatever distance suits your time and ability.
The start is strenuous single track switch backing and forth with an elevation gain of about 500 feet. For a peek into Bighorn Country Club and to vista across the valley. From there the trail winds into the Santa Rosa’s around the bolder and cactus. You will gain more elevation as you go but it is not as strenious as the beginning and the views and rock formations are breathtaking. Keep your eyes open for bighorn sheep. We saw a small heard last week wandering the hillside.
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