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.
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.
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.
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.