View from near the top of Mount San Jacinto

Peak Performance

Two of the highest peaks in Southern California, San Jacinto and San Gorgonio, are within view of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

Tom Brewster Hiking

La Quinta Cove

Geo Jane

Jane Udall leads hikers on a five-hour hike through Bear Creek Ridge, where natural and scientific wonder combine for a day of discovery.

Patti Myers Hiking

abandoned building on mission creek preserve hiking trail.

Outdoor Exploration

Explore the Coachella Valley from the ground up on some of the most picturesque and breathtaking hiking trails to kick off your outdoor adventures.

Site Staff Day Trips, Hiking

Explore the Coachella Valley from the ground up on some of the most picturesque and breathtaking hiking trails to kick off your outdoor adventures.

Gary Burzell on hiking trail

Trail Mix

The generous size and varied topography of the Coachella Valley offers a range of options for folks new to hiking.

Patti Myers Hiking 0 Comments

Gary Burzell, who has a website dedicated to hiking in Palm Springs and other Coachella Valley trails, gives tips for newbies and his faves to tackle.

Abandoned building on Mission Creek Preserve hiking trail.

Spring Forward

Head for the hills, washes, palm oases ...
and see the desert in bloom

Ellen Alperstein Hiking 0 Comments

The desert is blooming with colors, and here are suggestions on where to gain the best views when you take a hike.