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Best trails in Palm Springs

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Looking for a great trail near Palm Springs, California? AllTrails has 71 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount San Jacinto State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Whitewater Preserve or Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. Ready for some activity? There are 42 moderate trails in Palm Springs ranging from 0.7 to 15.3 miles and from 367 to 10,784 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Palm Springs
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#1 - San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway
Mount San Jacinto State Park
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
As of June 2020, the tramway is closed due to COVID 19 concerns. The trailhead is accessed via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which is $25 per person. It is best to make reservations online in advaShow more
#2 - Skyline Trail: Cactus to Clouds
Mount San Jacinto State Park
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Length: 19.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Cactus to Clouds Trail from Palm Springs to San Jacinto Peak has the greatest elevation gain of any trail in the United States. Also known as the Skyline Trail, it climbs 8,000 feet from the deserShow more
#3 - Murray Canyon Trail to Seven Falls
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
$9.00 per adult for entry (you can buy a half-year pass ($60) or an annual pass ($90). Hours: Oct 1 - July 4: Open daily 8am-5pm July 5 - Sept 30: Open Fri, Sat, Sun 8am-5pm During Winter and SprinShow more
#4 - Andreas Canyon
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 31 m
$9.00 per adult for entry (you can buy a half-year pass ($60) or an annual pass ($90). Hours: Oct 1 - July 4: Open daily 8am-5pm July 5 - Sept 30: Open Fri, Sat, Sun 8am-5pmShow more
#5 - Skyline Trail to Aerial Tramway Top Station
Mount San Jacinto State Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 9 h 21 m
Timing for this hike is essential. In the winter months, the top of the hike can be icy and/or snowy and foot traction is necessary. After recent heavy snowfall, it may be very difficult to reach the Show more
#6 - Araby Trail
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
The beginning of the trail goes above a residential area for about 1/4 mile...don't let this deter you from continuing! This trail is very cool. Great views and other trails connect toward the top! GShow more
#7 - Desert View Trail
Mount San Jacinto State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 49 m
A 1.5 mile (2 km) loop trail leads to a number of scenic overlooks and forest views. Short climbs, moderately strenuous. One of the handful of trails you can hike after getting off the Palm Springs AShow more
#8 - South Lykken Trail
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
South Lykken Trail is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#9 - Palm Canyon Trail
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h
One of the great places to see in Southern California with a breathtaking Oasis that provides picnicking areas near the creek. This trail is shaded with a mile of Palm Tree along both sides with a stShow more
#10 - Museum Trail
Mount San Jacinto State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 29 m
Museum Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Palm Springs, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking aShow more
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