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.
Hit the trail when you visit the Indian Canyons where approximately 60 miles of hiking is available among awe-inspiring landscape.
Here are 5 High Desert hikes to take this spring, offering a measure of prickly ocotillo and cholla, sunbaked boulders, and surprising oases.
The Oasis Trail is a re-creation of the Indian Canyons, just miles away in downtown Palm Springs at the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza.
Whitewater Preserve just off Interstate 10 offers a connection with nature thanks to the University of California Climate Stewards Program.
Many Coachella Valley hiking trails prohibit dogs, but here are six that do with some helpful tips to make Fido’s hike as enjoyable as yours.
Long Canyon Trail links Desert Hot Springs to Joshua Tree National Park, giving hikers a new path to enjoy the blooming wildflowers.
Andreas Canyon abounds with flora that usually offers splashes of color in the spring thanks to the flowing Andreas Creek.
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