Looking for a great trail near Palm Springs, California? AllTrails has 64 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 or Wildwood Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Victoria Park or Ruth Hardy Park. Ready for some activity? There are 40 moderate trails in Palm Springs ranging from 0.6 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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hiking
2 days ago

I did this with my husband and my two kids ages 5 and 7. It was steep but the kids loved climbing the rocks. The scenery was beautiful.
We felt the trail could be marked a little better.

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 days ago

Big Horn Sheep right off trail. Loved the steep up and the views of all Palm Springs and desert cities . The picnic area about 1.7 mile mark is a beautiful spot for short trip hikers. We continued on and even though it’s a busy trail we loved it’s terrain and convenience with the fast workout.

Started from the north. Quick ascent, then short decent, then an easier traverse. About 40 min in, we took the trail up the foot of the falls. Well worth it. Epic views. Trail a bit washed out from the recent heavy rain, but still pretty easy to follow. Not that technical.

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 days ago

This is a great trail. I do believe that if you do the loop the trip is at least a mile longer than All Trails says. I urge you to take the loop. The trail winds through a desert valley that is just spectacular. Trail is well-maintained. Took longer than expected because there is a lot of up and down. The first 4.7+ miles are steep uphill with a few level spots. Walked out in the dark but we’re prepared with headlamps and, because God is good, the benefit of a full moon. Will do again.

Super busy today. Saw people in flip flops! Trail is degraded from recent rain. Mountain sheep continue to graze in the area. A little muddy but a good short hike.

Awesome hike! We ended up continuing past Vandeventer to Fern Canyon which looped back to the Trading Post, this added about an additional mile but the extra views were worth it. There’s some pretty steep switchbacks on this trail so be prepared for that. Also, this trail gets HOT, the temperature was in the mid 50’s the day we hiked but it felt more like the 70’s. I drained my 2.5L Camelback, be sure to take plenty of water.

hiking
no shade
4 days ago

Great loop...easy to find and trails marked well. Will be back!

hiking
5 days ago

Good trail. Was starting to get busy when we got back to the parking lot.

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 days ago

busy and exposed. big horn sheep hanging out right near the trail posing for pictures. we went up to the picnic tables and back down the same way, as there is more elevation gain to get to the ridgeline if you continue through. you could easily do this point to point if you had 2 cars or wanted to take an uber back.

Strenuous hike. We hiked in just under two miles. Hikers along the way informed us the wash from hard rains yesterday resulted in a lot of big rocks and standing water making it difficult to get to the falls.

Trail up to picnic tables was well marked. Anything after that you’re on your own.

beautiful trail! great workout!!!

hiking
muddy
washed out
6 days ago

Nice trail, 14 stream crossings. Helpful to use hiking sticks for the crossings. Took 2 hours round trip at a brisk pace.

Good views of the old Bob Hope house on the way down Henderson. An army of construction workers are working on the house

One of my favorite hikes in this area. The history of Dunn Road Captivates me.

Great trail, nice ridge views.

hiking
9 days ago

nice day for a hike...trail is good, water in both canyons, and snow on the mountains! 3.3 miles to the mine

on Palm Canyon Trail

hiking
9 days ago

Stone Pools. Great destination! Lotsa water running today.

on Andreas Canyon

hiking
bugs
rocky
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Very nice Feb day with snow peaked mountains.

hiking
10 days ago

Hard I bugged out early

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike for my mom and I! It was a good workout too!

rocky
12 days ago

A nice challenge with some great views. I even got to see some bighorn sheep. Be sure to start at the southern trailhead if you want to avoid paying for the park.

I’ve done this trail two times....both times I used the tram and started from the ranger station. A permit is not required but you must check in at the ranger station.

Scenic, not too much traffic and difficult at some points. The views from the top are absolutely breathtaking.

Make sure you go back down the same way you hike up....5/5

Awesome trail....absolutley worth it.

It was fun to see Bob Hope's house from different angles. The views of the valley were lovely. The hike begins overlooking a huge mobile home court but you leave that behind quickly.

mountain biking
no shade
rocky
13 days ago

I would not suggest this trail for Mountain Biking. You'd be a magician if you could get your bike up or down the Cielo Trailhead as it's a 100' cliff with many switchbacks that are less than a bike's length.

Stupid me carried my 31lb trail bike 1/4 the way up before ditching it and climbing to the top. I was dismayed to see that the trail that descends from the top down to the area behind the waterhead is very steep and rocky. I abandoned the idea of biking this trail.

The amount of very strenuous hike-a-bike you'd have to do to get in a few miles of riding just can't be worth it.

The views were beautiful and a hike would probably be a lovely day. Just don't bring your two-wheeler.

I loved this trail, but be forewarned that as of 2/09/19, the last 1500 feet or so are completely snowed out, and there is no way to reach the tram station (even with snow shoes/axe/etc). This means that you'll have to do the entire round trip, instead of being able to take the tram down (I found this out the hard way!)

hiking
13 days ago

It was a cool morning when we hiked so we were glad to see the sun. We also saw a beautiful rainbow. Glad to be with people who knew the way because the trail is not well marked.

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