The Coachella Valley is known for its desert landscape, palm trees, pools and unique home designs, but it’s also a treasure trove for hiking. From Joshua trees and stunning rock formations to waterfalls and palm tree oases, there’s a scenic hike for all skill levels within reach of the valley.
This guide provides a sampling of top hikes in the area that Desert Sun reporters Erin Rode, Ema Sasic and Janet Wilson recommend to locals and visitors alike.
Note: For trails without specific hours and prices listed, readers should assume the trail is open dawn to dusk and free to enjoy.
Coachella Valley hikes
Mileage: 60 plus miles
Address: 38-520 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Indian Canyon and Palm Canyon feature five dozen miles of trails, and while easier access ones can be crowded, all offer a real sense of what this area was like pre-major development,