Palm Springs Hiking Trails

Palm Springs has some great hiking trails. It's a unique spot in the desert at the foot of the highest mountains in Southern California, making it an excellent place for world-class hiking. There's something for everyone: short trails away from the crowds and epic mountain hikes (with or without the help of a tram ride). Leave the golf courses and pools behind to experience the natural beauty of Palm Springs.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Cactus to Clouds Hike21Very HardPalm Springs10800Y
Hike the Suicide Rock Trail (Idyllwild)7ModerateIdyllwild-Pine Cove1830Y
Hike the Boo Hoff Trail Loop12.8HardLa Quinta2560Y
Tim's Ladder Trail6ModerateDesert Hot Springs2100Y
Palm Springs Tram Hike to San Jacinto Peak11HardPalm Springs2620Y
Hike Mt San Jacinto Peak on the Deer Springs Trail19Very HardPalm Springs5400Y
Art Smith Trail Guide16.6Hard Palm Desert3700Y
East Indio Badlands Trail Guide5.5ModerateIndio900Y
Ladder Canyon Trail & Painted Canyon Loop Hike5ModeratePalm Desert560Y
Bear Creek Oasis Trail Guide9HardLa Quinta2540Y
Murray Peak Hike (Palm Springs)7.5ModeratePalm Springs2000Y
McCallum Trail Hike Guide2.5EasyDesert Hot Springs220Y
Pushawalla Palms Trail Loop5ModerateDesert Hot Springs880Y
Museum Trail (Palm Springs)2HardPalm Springs920Y
Araby Trail Guide3.4ModeratePalm Springs1200Y
Mission Creek Preserve Hike3.4EasyDesert Hot Springs340Y
Whitewater Preserve Hike - Canyon View Loop Trail4ModerateWhitewater790Y
The Cross Hike (Palm Desert)2.4ModeratePalm Desert770Y
Bump and Grind Trail Guide (Palm Desert)4ModerateRancho Mirage1430Y
Black Mountain Trail to the Fire Lookout (Idyllwild, CA)8HardBanning2820Y
California Riding and Hiking Trail (Joshua Tree)38HardTwentynine Palms3060Y
Hike the Pine City Trail (Joshua Tree)4.2EasyTwentynine Palms280Y
Boy Scout Trail (Joshua Tree) Hike16HardTwentynine Palms1850Y
Desert Queen Mine Hike & Eagle Cliff Mine1.8EasyTwentynine Palms180Y
Hike Split Rock (Joshua Tree) Loop Trail2.5EasyTwentynine Palms360Y
Hike the 49 Palms Oasis Trail3ModerateTwentynine Palms 700Y
Hike Willow Hole (Joshua Tree)7ModerateJoshua Tree National Park320Y
Lost Horse Mine Trail7ModerateTwentynine Palms1040Y
Ryan Mountain Trail Hike3ModerateJoshua Tree National Park1060Y
Hike Lost Palms Oasis Trail7.4ModerateTwentynine Palms700Y
Hike Mastodon Peak Trail2.6ModerateTwentynine Palms510Y
Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail Hike5.2EasyIdyllwild740Y
Tahquitz Peak via Devil's Slide Trail Hike8.5HardIdyllwild2350Y