Best Easy Day Hikes Palm Springs and Coachella Valley  by Bruce Grubbs

Best Easy Day Hikes: Palm Springs and Coachella Valley Guide Book

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Palm Springs and Coachella Valley  by Bruce Grubbs
Best Easy Day Hikes: Palm Springs and Coachella Valley includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes within an hour's drive of this year-round desert playground. Discover top-notch trails and preserves in the foothills of San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains, the Indian Canyons, and Big Morongo Canyon, as well as hikes reached from the Palms to Pines Highway.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Palm Springs and Coachella Valley" Guide Book
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The Andreas Canyon Trail loops along a permanent creek past many small cascades, under the shade of a large palm oasis. This is a great place for a leisurely hike and a picnic.
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
The Art Smith Trail connects CA 74, the Palms to Pines Highway, with Dunn Road, climbing the east slopes of the Santa Rosa Mountains. A palm oasis hidden deep in the mountains is the goal for this hik ...
Palm Desert, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.4
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Part of the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, the trail down Big Morongo Canyon takes you through a wild and scenic canyon that cuts through the western end of the Little San Bernardino Mountains. The cany ...
Desert Hot Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
This scenic trail winds through a mix of pinyon pine, juniper, and chaparral past an abandoned gypsum mine to Horsethief Canyon, a wilderness canyon with a seasonal stream. It’s a good introduction to ...
Palm Desert, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.8
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This loop hike takes you over a small summit at the northwest end of the Santa Rosa Mountains. It features a fine walk along a ridge with views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and of Palm Springs, and ret ...
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.2
A long climb up the ridge between Andreas and Murray Canyons leads to a scenic point and the old Maynard Mine.
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.4
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This fine loop hike takes you past a palm oasis with a permanent pool and then through a representative portion of the Colorado River Desert in the Indio Hills.
Thousand Palms, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
The Museum Trail starts from the Palm Springs Art Museum and intercepts the longer North Carl Lykken Trail at about its midpoint. The Museum Trail is a fast but steep way to get to the picnic area on ...
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
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The north end of the Carl Lykken Trail system doesn’t get as much use as the other trailheads, and it’s just as scenic. A steep but short climb leads to a saddle and viewpoint, followed by a scenic tr ...
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.6
The south end of the North Carl Lykken Trail climbs steadily up the steep mountain slopes above Palm Springs, winding through granite boulders to a point on a ridge overlooking a seasonal waterfall in ...
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.6
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This loop hike takes you along a scenic ridge in the Indio Hills and past three palm oases.
Thousand Palms, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
A short but interesting loop through the desert foothills near the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center.
Palm Desert, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.7
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This hike uses the Murray Canyon Trail to reach a series of waterfalls and cascades in Murray Canyon. Along the way, you’ll pass through palm oases.
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.8
Starting from the north end of the South Carl Lykken Trail, you can hike to a point with a view of Tahquitz Falls, and also to a picnic area on the ridge above the falls. Of all the trails in the San ...
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
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The south end of the South Carl Lykken Trail offers a longer but gentler climb to the picnic area above Tahquitz Canyon. It offers views of south Palm Springs.
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
This easy loop in lower Tahquitz Canyon takes you past interesting historical and natural features on the way to Tahquitz Falls.
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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Palm Canyon is long, beginning in the pinyon-juniper woodland just north of CA 74, the Palms to Pines Highway. This hike follows a lightly used trail into the headwaters of the seasonal stream in uppe ...
Palm Desert, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.4
This hike crosses the desert flats north of the San Jacinto Mountains to reach an isolated palm oasis. Highlights included superb views of the dramatic rise from San Gorgonio Pass to the summits of th ...
Cabazon, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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This gorgeous loop takes in the segment of Palm Canyon containing the world’s largest California fan palm oasis, as well as a desert ridgetop trail featuring close views of the palm oasis and distant ...
Palm Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3
This loop takes you past Willis Palms, a small palm oasis, and then follows a canyon into the Indio Hills. You’ll return via a scenic ridge.
Thousand Palms, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
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