Explore the most popular trails near Palm Springs 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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19 hours ago

This is a strenuous hike but well worth the effort. I’d suggest an early start as there is little shelte anywhere on the trail. The descent into the mine is well worth the extra effort. Despite what some people has written on this site, there is indeed a mine entrance situated a few feet below the plaque. You can enter the mine itself, but do so with caution. The views from the descent to the mine are magnificent. While the main ascent has magnificent city and valley views, the descent to the mine gives unparalleled views of San Jacinto, sky and wilderness. The descent is a quad-killer but the whole experience makes this an unparalleled hike. Highly recommended.

Lush vegetation in the desert, two water falls and
Well maintained trails as well. Take your time and enjoy the surrounding area.

Exhausting but so worth it!

Cardio on the way up to great views of the city!

It's between easy and moderate. Beautiful! Saw 10 peninsular big horn sheep too.

Probably would be considered a bit above " moderate", but was a great hike, awesome views. To the top little less than two hours taking it easy. I started from Goat Trail. Says private but everyone hikes it.

Amazing hike and picturesque as well. The trail are
Rough with many tripping hazards and one should watch your step, specially when descending. done it twice and were very fulfilling.

2 days ago

As a Palm Springs residence this one of the best trails in the area and one my favorites. Great scenes and if you’re lucky, you may see mountain
Sheep as well. Please don’t take dogs beyond the posted signs, since we did encounter a person taking a dog.

The trail was full of beauty. The falls at the end are fun but the entire trail is a great hike!

4 days ago

You can definitely blaze your own trail. Great rocks and beautiful little oasis at the end.

Great hike! Lots of cool rocks for kids to climb on and under.

6 days ago

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

Skyline park was open did not attempt to summit

Steep beginning with lots of views. Enjoyable evening or morning hike to get the blood pumping!

This was a great little hike. More toward moderate at there where a lot of stairs but not to bad. The south part of the loop is a bit more strenuous then the north part of the loop. But manageable. The falls were beautiful. We arrived at 9am and there were only a few people. However one the way out, approximately 10am it was heavily trafficked. Definitely get there early.

Nice hike. Hard but not difficult. Steep climbs but good trail and footing. Would do it again. Nice desert views.

Recommend GPS and enough battery as multiple trails interconnect and can get off route.

Beautiful trail! Many steam crossings, may not be best after a rain. Grasses, flowers, amazing rock outcroppings and palms grace the path. Enjoy the trail and don't be fixated on getting to 'the falls', it's nice but the trail is the feature!

Even though visibility was maybe 100ft at the top, this was still a fun and challenging hike. It took my brother and I 2.5 hours to get up to the top. Hiking poles or microspikes would be recommended this time of year even though it was fairly warm in the beginning (I only had a t-shirt on until Wellman Divide). There was a sprinkling of rain from Wellman Divide to the top which then turned to snow.

*$9.00 per adult for entry* (you can buy a half-year pass ($60) or an annual pass ($90) but you may want to make sure it is worth the cost first).

This is a gorgeous hike! It’s a great combination of desert landscape and groups of palm trees; a little oasis! Bring plenty of water, but know there is also quite a bit of shade. It does involve several water crossings via rocks (10+) and a few ascents/descents that can be tricky for footing if there is dirt on the rocks. Our new favorite hike as it’s the perfect distance (3.9 mi) and so enjoyable!

A great hike!

Went in mid-March, and it was nice and cool without a ton of people. Not the best views that time of year and we did get light rain along the last two miles. I also went in October as well and it was hotter, more crowded but with better visibility. The first two and last two miles are rough, but the middle is really enjoyable! Sunrise along the trail and city lights are also very beautiful.

This hike is no joke. But if you can do it the views are amazing. Picnic area that is 1 mile in but you will go up about 1,000 feet in elevation. Will absolutely be doing this again and making it all the way to the top!!!

12 days ago

Great loop trail at the top of the tram. Took us exactly 2 hours. Views are spectacular. We went counter clockwise going up through the trees and down with the overlook views. This was recommended by the rangers and was terrific. A bi of squishy snow in places.

Highly recommended

Great trail with wonderful views.

17 days ago

The Araby trail goes up to about 1300’ and then finds a sign “Burns/Gariston” trail. Nowhere is Araby loop trail referenced. At a weathered iron sign, labeled Burns Trail, it appears the trail Y’s and you can go left or right. At the cairn in that area, it appears the trail descends to the south in to a ravine, and then switchbacks can be seen going up a hill to the south. Point being, this trail fails correct marking. Not cool.

Did the trail counter clockwise and the climb up was great. Somewhat challenging, hard to go up at a cardio pace because I kept stopping to take in how amazingly beautiful the views were.

Surprised no one has yet to mention how much HORSE POOP is on the trail. The entire lower portion of the trail, the Henderson, is also an equestrian trail and there’s horse poop everywhere. Which was annoying because it takes up the whole width of the trail!

If I do this trail again, I’ll start counter clockwise again, do the Berns loop at the top and come down the way I came and skip the lower portion of the “horse poop loop.”

Not that hard. Nice afternoon hike. It was very windy at the top but a fun hike. I’m not hugely in shape but this was very doable. Recommended Trail with nice views

Loved this hike, first mile in was steep but doable, views were amazing and met some great hikers along the way willing to share their experiences. Can’t wait to do it again! PS: love that its dog friendly

First time hiking this trail and really enjoyed it.. The first mile is a little steep then it levels off. Great views of Palm Springs, and trail is really pretty, lots of red barrel cactus and some brittle bush blooming. Perfect weather today.

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