Top Adventures in Palm Springs

  • Palm Canyon Trail

    The fifteen mile long Palm Canyon, one of the Indian Canyons, is among the most beautiful natural sites in Western North America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, expertly used by the Cahuilla people, and its abundant Washingtonia Filifera (Califor...

  • Explore the Indian Canyons in Palm Springs

    Indian Canyon is located very close to Palm Springs in the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. One of the few places with abundant shade and running fresh water in an otherwise dry desert landscape. Enjoy  a longer hike to a large ...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike the Earl Henderson/Shannon Trail

    This is a short but sweet trail close to the Araby and Garstin Trails. Great views of Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Mountains. Parking area is in the wash off of Araby street on the left side. From the wash, walk west about a quarter of a mile ...

    4 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike the Araby Trail

    This hike takes you up to Bob Hope’s massive mushroom shaped house. The neighborhood also includes a house where Steve McQueen lived and the Elrod House featured in the James Bond film “Diamonds are Forever”. It’s a fairly easy hike up to Bob’s bu...

    6 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike Murray Hill

    Murray Hill is the highest point in the surrounding trail system. You can access it from Earl Henderson/Shannon Trail or anyone of the others in the area. It's about 9 miles round-trip and a healthy 2,100 vertical feet gain. From the top of the Sh...

    9 miles 2100 ft gain

  • Hike the South Lykken Trail to Picnic Area

    The South Lykken Trail is the south half of the 9.5-mile Carl Lykken Trail, which weaves along a series of mountain ridges above downtown Palm Springs.This section of the trail runs 4.4 miles one-way. You will gain just over 1000ft of elevation at...

    4.4 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike the Museum Trail

    The Museum Trail is a very steep climb with a 1,000 feet elevation gain in just one mile but has some great views of downtown Palm Springs. The hike starts behind the Palm Springs Art Museum. This trail can also access the Cactus to Clouds Trail t...

    2 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Climb at the Tramway of Mount San Jacinto

    John Muir once wrote, "The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!" So it's no surprise that this is a sought after destination for hikers and climbers alike.  Named after the fact that most climbers...

  • Winter Climb San Jacinto from the Tram

    Intermediate: No snow.Advanced: Lots of snow.Expert: Snow w/ high winds and low temps. GPX: https://www.gaiagps.com/datasu... San Jacinto, at 10,834 feet, is the second-highest peak in the Southern California. It's unique in that it has a rotati...

    8 miles 2400 ft gain

  • Scramble Cornell Peak

    Entering Mt San Jacinto State Park via the Palm Springs Aerial Tram is one of the easiest ways to get into the wilderness area.  Purchase your ticket and ride to the station where you'll be able to walk out the backdoor and onto the trail. In orde...

    3.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Summit Mount San Jacinto

    Mt. San Jacinto is the second tallest peak in Southern California at 10,834’. Although this route requires a fair amount of work, the effort is more than rewarded by the expansive views, forest, meadows, and dramatic topography.You will need an Ad...

    16 miles 4400 ft gain

  • Hike Tahquitz Peak via Devils Slide Trail

    Tahquitz Peak via Devils Slide Trail is a moderately trafficked 8.1 mile out and back trail located near Idyllwild, California. This trail is one of the most popular hikes in the San Jacinto area that features a fire lookout tower at the peak and ...

    8.1 miles 2375 ft gain

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