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Hiking Trails In Palm Springs and Surrounding Coachella Valley Area

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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Vacationers come to Palm Springs for as many reasons as there are palm trees. For many of us, it's to get away from the grind of daily life, to relax, and to experience something different. For outdoorsy types, Palm Springs has something special to offer. Hiking in the Coachella Valley area and Palm Springs is nothing short of spectacular.

The Coachella Valley Preserve is located 10 miles east of Palm Springs in Thousand Palms. There are over 25 miles of hiking trails here just waiting to be explored. For a short and sweet option, do the McCallum Trail. It starts at the visitors center and continues back in a two miles loop. The McCallum Trail is beautifully well-kept with gorgeous palms along the way.

For more of a challenge, choose the Pushwalla Ridge Trail. This is a five and a half mile loop with palms and scenic views. When hiking in the Coachella Valley Preserve, it's important to bring lots of extra water and sunscreen due to the extreme heat that is common in the area.

You don't have to leave Palm Springs to get in a good hike. Climb the Museum Trail from the Palm Spring Art Museum's parking lot for some breathtaking views of the city. A little shorter than two miles, this hike is perfect to fit into a fun-filled day. Also in Palm Springs, the sunny Araby Trail offers a nice elevation gain of over 1000 feet and beautiful views.

Many more hikes await you in the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley areas. All you need is some good shoes, lots of water, and a map!

WHERE TO STAY? 

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