Navigating the Trail
There are no official trail markers in the desert, except for some
trailheads. This particular trail to the Goat Canyon trestle begins
at Mortero Palms. The trailhead is officially marked and is located
at the end of a 6.7 mile jeep trail coursing along Mortero Wash.
Consult the driving directions page for
details on how to get there.
The hike begins at the junction of two distinct washes. Climbing
either wash can get you to Goat Canyon, but the "correct" wash
is west-north-west from the trailhead signpost.