Herman's Hike Trail

MODERATE 12 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.

6.6 miles
1,423 feet
Out & Back



nature trips





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.

2 months ago

I did this trail to Herman’s Peak today. Started at 9:00 am and got back at 12:30 pm. Great hike although views are nice scenery is all the same. Bring plenty of water since only 5 minutes of shade in oasis. Temp hit 97 at 12:30 so better to start early.

4 months ago

The view from the summit is worth 5 stars but the 2.6 miles up there are some of the most monotonous in the entire area. The trailhead shows only the Willis Palms hike— the first and only marker for Herman’s hike comes about 2 miles up the path. Skip this one!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Absolutely Gorgeous with the wild flowers of March

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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.

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.

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