Araby Trail

MODERATE 102 reviews

Araby Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until April.

4.1 miles
1,404 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

no shade

no dogs

The beginning of the trail goes above a residential area for about 1/4 mile...don't let this deter you from continuing! This trail is very cool. Great views and other trails connect toward the top! Gorgeous rocks and mountains and flowers and cacti. Dogs can come on PART of the trail. You will run into a sign indicating that dogs are not allowed past that point.

2 months ago

Great trail. It would be better if there was shade. Hike this trail very early in the summer months. I hiked the complete 4.1 miles. Trail was clean and elevation was a good workout. The trail took us behind Bob Hope’s home (he use to own it). That was really neat seeing it from the back and up close. The peak offered beautiful views of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. This is a good trail for kids and beginners as well. Highly recommended.

3 months ago

Great incline!! Stunning views!!

4 months ago

Great view from the top and hike past Bob Hope’s house.

4 months ago

Views are fantastic. I would say All Trails has it rated appropriately as moderate. A recent reviewer said it was easy, but as a reasonably fit man, I would not rate it that way. There was never a need to use my hands to climb or steady myself, but it was still tiring on the way up.

Overall an excellent experience today!

5 months ago

A challenge at times but lots of places to sit and enjoy the views of Bob Hope’s former house.

5 months ago

Easy hike, nice view

6 months ago

The middle three miles of the is exceptional

6 months ago

Great view of Bob Hope's old digs.

8 months ago

Pretty steep at parts. Good leg work out. Hiked up, ran down.

9 months ago

Decent desert hills type trail. Need to be in ok shape as there’s fair bit of elevation. Wear good footwear (good runners, trail shoes) as a variety of surfaces to go over. Try and start by 8/8:30am—small parking lot at bottom fills up after that, especially weekends. And of course, early start in the heat as hills provide some shade from rising sun in hours just after sunrise. Great views at top.

10 months ago

Lots of old Palm Springs 'royalty' along this trail, with great views. Can be a bit steep/tough for novices, but if you take it slow and steady, it's worth the effort!

10 months ago

Great trail, good workout. Unfortunately recent rains have damaged many areas, some are difficult to negotiate. Once you reach the top there are many connecting trails.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The beginning, behind the mobile home park, is pretty boring, but be prepared for gorgeous views past that. Great for a quick walk on a weekday morning.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Fantastic trail for views of Palm Springs and Bob Hope's house.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Really peaceful. Never boring. Gorgeous rocks and mountains and flowers and cacti - oh and modernist architecture . What more do u want??
Loved it.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The beginning of the trail goes above a residential area for about 1/4 mile and it's not very attractive...don't let this deter you from continuing! This trail is very cool! Great views and other trails connect toward the top!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

I really enjoyed this trail!!! The views are great! It was a great work out! I'll deff be back soon!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Nice Trail but dogs can only go part way up. You will see a sign they can not pass - bummer.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

views make this.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

I've done this hike a few times. I am not a huge fan of out and back trails, but this one affords great views of the valley, is close to my house (in PS) and can be done quickly when I don't have a lot of time. I like the warm up walking at the beginning of the trail, above the trailer park, before the climbing starts.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Best to hike this trail on a cool shade whatsoever. Easy access to the trailhead as it is just off East Palm Canyon Drive. Note we did the hike on 12/12/13. At that time the Bob Hope House was on the market for sometime and finally sold in 2016. Funny, one of the reasons you do the hike is to get a close-up view of the space age flying saucer looking Bob Hope House that once was listed for $50 million, yet at the start of the hike on your left hand side you past a large trailer park. As soon as you can no longer view this interesting trailer park you start the upward incline portion of the hike. The hike provides good exercise but disappointing for those of us who enjoy looking at desert plants. Just gravel, sand, small boulders, no wildlife. As the trail climbs upward the Hope House comes into view as well as a few other homes, one of which was once owned by the late actor Steve McQueen. So you enjoy a view of a home that looks like it belongs in a Jetson's cartoon and five or so beautiful mid-century homes. The trail offers a rocky outcrop that provides a place to rest, eat, drink, and view the rear area of the house. Other than a service road the dead ends at the back of the Hope House there is not much detail to see unless you bring binoculars. This is a junction for other trails or a good place to turn around if you just came to see the Hope House.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

If this trail weren't so conveniently located and didn't have a scenic destination, I wouldn't recommend it. The first third is nestled in a crowded neighborhood, so it doesn't feel like a hike. It gets more interesting (and much steeper) when you leave the neighborhood, though. The destination offers great views of the valley and three mountain ranges: the San Bernardino, Little San Bernardino, and San Jacinto. I did this trail in 60-degree cloudy weather, and it was very comfortable. It must be unbearable on hot sunny days, though.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Good hike. Up and back took me only an hour forty five.

Monday, August 01, 2016

The hike get better as you go.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A great hike with good views of the valley. Wished I would have started earlier as it connects to Garsten and Berns.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Great little hike. Good amount of elevation change. Parking at trailhead is limited to about 10 cars.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Love coming down this trail after hiking up Rimrock

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Amazing Trail

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A somewhat short hike but good views of the local valley. You pass by Bob Hope's house on the way up! No trees or shade. Recommend doing this during the cool months. Some pics and the hike profile are located via the link below.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Interesting start, kinda feels like maybe you're walking on private property for the first 1/2 mile or so. The trail is single file and lots of loose rock. No trees, or shade for entire hike. Nice views, no bikes allowed.

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