This moderately challenging 7.1-mile trail in Palm Springs leads to the summit of Murray Hill, which rises 2,320 feet above sea level.
The Murray Canyon Trail is one of four passes in the Indian Canyons, the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
Though seemingly barren from a distance, you’ll spot a variety of flora like barrel cactus, cholla, and creosote on Hopalong Cassidy Trail.
Lost Horse Mine, which produced about $5 million in gold and silver during the early 1900s, is now a 4-mile hiking trail in Joshua Tree.
The temperature on the Pacific Crest Trail can be 20 degrees cooler than in the desert, and it just gets better as you ascend the mountain.
The 12-mile round trip Spitler Peak Trail ascends from 4,900 feet to about 7,000 feet, offering views of the Coachella Valley to the north.
As summer temps rise, the Willow Creek Trail hike offers shaded paths and fantastic views from its 8-mile starting point in Idyllwild.