Herman's Hike Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Herman's Hike Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Desert Hot Springs, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1499 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

bugs

rocky

no dogs

I-10 exit Ramon Road go East, left turn on Thousand Palms Canyon Road for a quarter mile away to Willis Trailhead parking on the left side.

hiking
3 months ago

The views get better and better as you go up. This is an easy hike, and great for those who like a gradual climb, and with temps in the 60's and sunny, it makes this hike truly enjoyable.

hiking
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Start at the Coachella Reserve parking lot. Start on the Macallum Trail, then Moon Country, keeping an eye out for the switchback trail to the left (to the south) at about 2 miles. Climb the switchbacks and you are on Herman Loop. Views are remarkable and rare for 360 degrees. Retrace your steps or carry on toward Willis and then the paved road. Drivers are basically texting idiots, so this is the only dangerous part of the trail.