Rob Bignell, author of “Day Hiking Trails of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley”, runs down his favorite local excursions — no matter your mood.
Like so much of the desert, there is more there than meets the eye. On foot hiking the Cactus Spring Trail in Palm Desert, there are surprises waiting.
“Happy Tails” is a fun and educational series of dog-friendly hikes on desert trails to promote ethical land use and support Big Horn Sheep recovery.
Murray Canyon winds into the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, meanders its way among palm trees oases before stopping at a breath-taking waterfall.
A new travel guidebook describes more than 30 day hiking trails in Palm Springs, the Coachella Valley, and the surrounding area.
Every once in a while, the faint whirring of a helicopter’s blades passes overhead as the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue saves the day.
The Maynard Mine Trail in Andreas Canyon attracts those who are eager for a challenge with a narrow, rugged, and rapidly ascending 6-mile round-trip route.
The goal of Coachella Valley organizations like Friends of the Desert Mountains is to stoke a passion for the environment through recreation programs.
It’s easy to feel small trekking along Deer Springs Trail toward Suicide Rock. Hiking Idyllwild among towering ponderosa and coulter pines, you ascend to a rock plateau at 7,500 feet with a panoramic view of the town, Tahquitz Peak, and Lily Rock, where international rock-climbing ratings originated. Here, legend tells us, a young Native American princess and her lover leapt
The Sierra Club lists 100 peaks in Southern California over 5,000 feet. Two of the highest, San Jacinto and San Gorgonio, are within view of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. At 10,834 feet, San Jacinto is the crown jewel of the San Jacinto Mountains and is part of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. These are