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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, make it an excellent spot for world-class hiking. Whether you want to do a short trail away from the crowds, or an epic hike in the mountains (with or without the help of a tram ride), there's something for everyone. Leave the golf courses and pools behind to experience the natural beauty of Palm Springs.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Museum Trail (Palm Springs)2HardPalm Springs920N
Araby Trail Guide3.4ModeratePalm Springs1200N
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)4ModeratePalm Desert1430N
Black Mountain Trail to the Fire Lookout (Idyllwild, CA)8HardBanning2820Y
California Riding and Hiking Trail (Joshua Tree)38HardYucca Valley3060N
Hike the Pine City Trail (Joshua Tree)4.2EasyTwentynine Palms280N
Boy Scout Trail (Joshua Tree) Hike16HardTwentynine Palms1850N
Desert Queen Mine Hike & Eagle Cliff Mine1.8EasyTwentynine Palms180N
Hike Split Rock (Joshua Tree) Loop Trail2.5EasyTwentynine Palms360N
Hike the 49 Palms Oasis Trail3ModerateTwentynine Palms700N
Hike Willow Hole (Joshua Tree)7ModerateTwentynine Palms320N
Lost Horse Mine Trail7ModerateTwentynine Palms1040N
Ryan Mountain Trail Hike3ModerateTwentynine Palms1060N
Hike Lost Palms Oasis Trail7.4ModerateTwentynine Palms700N
Hike Mastodon Peak Trail2.6ModerateTwentynine Palms510N
Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail Hike5.2EasyIdyllwild740Y
Tahquitz Peak via Devil’s Slide Trail Hike8.5HardIdyllwild2350Y
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Hike To Mt San Jacinto11HardPalm Springs2620N
Cactus to Clouds Hike21Very HardPalm Springs10800N
Hike Mount San Jacinto From Idyllwild19.5HardIdyllwild5480N

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