Explore the best trails near Palm Desert with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Elevation first half. There is a little resting bench half way for a nice view and breather. For a beginner it's a good little challenge. Coyote dens and lots of birding. Beautiful views of the valley at the top! Tons of ant hills, don't stand still. This was only my 2nd hike ever so please note my review is from the eyes of a complete beginner. It took me an hour and a half to complete!

trail running
7 days ago

Best running workout ever! Gotta remember to pace myself. I finished and the challenge came and went. #Letsgo!!

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Very easy trail and fun with dogs!

Great views of Coachella Valley with rest spots along the way. Note there is an admission charge to access the trailhead from the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, but then you get the added bonus of visiting and learning about desert gardens and animals.

I love going before the sun comes out and watching the sunrise from the cross. Beautiful view! Oh and I went with my 8yo son, he loved it!