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Recommended Routes in Coachella Valley - 8

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Favorite Palm Springs under a firey sunrise.
Difficult

Cactus to Clouds: Palm Springs - Mt. San Jacinto

14.4 mi 23.3 km 10,444' Up 3183.21 m Up 172' Down 52.29 m Down

Palm Sp…, CA
Favorite Although the surroundings are pretty barren, there is still some plant life in the wide wash of the Painted Canyon Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Ladder Canyon Hike

4.5 mi 7.2 km 863' Up 262.94 m Up 866' Down 263.88 m Down

Mecca, CA
Favorite Approaching the thick brush, stay right!
Difficult

Jack Millers Cabin Via Martinez Canyon

20.7 mi 33.3 km 2,711' Up 826.42 m Up 2,711' Down 826.32 m Down

Vista S…, CA
Favorite Palm Springs Desert.
Intermediate/Difficult

Art Smith Trail to Cathedral Canyon

12.0 mi 19.4 km 2,262' Up 689.58 m Up 2,575' Down 784.74 m Down

Rancho…, CA
Favorite Finishing up the loop through Tahquitz Canyon.
Intermediate

Tahquitz Canyon

1.8 mi 2.9 km 316' Up 96.44 m Up 316' Down 96.32 m Down

Palm Sp…, CA
Favorite A view north over the La Quinta Cove with most of the climb completed.  From here, drop down into Guadalupe Creek.
Difficult

La Quinta Cove to Pinyon Pines

14.7 mi 23.6 km 5,350' Up 1630.68 m Up 1,619' Down 493.47 m Down

La Quinta, CA
Favorite View of the Valley
Intermediate

Round Valley Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km 788' Up 240.03 m Up 792' Down 241.28 m Down

Palm Sp…, CA
Favorite Looking west over Stone Eagle Golf Club.
Difficult

Art Smith Trail to Hopalong Cassidy Trail

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,530' Up 466.42 m Up 2,340' Down 713.33 m Down

Palm De…, CA

Coachella Valley Hiking

  • 324 Miles 521 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 24 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Coachella Valley - 27

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1.6 mi 2.5 km #1Ladder Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Mecca, CA
Intermediate
Mecca, CA
2.5 mi 4.1 km #2Fern Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Cathedral City, CA
Intermediate
Cathedral City, CA
4.5 mi 7.3 km #3South Lykken Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Palm Springs, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Palm Springs, CA
8.0 mi 12.9 km #4Boo Hoff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Quinta, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Quinta, CA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #5Painted Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mecca, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Mecca, CA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #6East Indio Hills Trail
Intermediate
Indio, CA
Intermediate
Indio, CA
4.9 mi 7.8 km #7Willow Creek Trail
Intermediate
Idyllwild, CA
Intermediate
Idyllwild, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Tahquitz Canyon Loop Trail
Intermediate
Palm Springs, CA
Intermediate
Palm Springs, CA
4.3 mi 7.0 km #9Pushwalla Loop
Intermediate
Thousand Palms, CA
Intermediate
Thousand Palms, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Mike Schuler Trail
Intermediate
Rancho Mirage, CA
Intermediate
Rancho Mirage, CA

Photos of Coachella Valley - 115

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Ladder and Painted Canyons
Dec 1, 2017 near Mecca, CA
Palm Springs under a firey sunrise.
Dec 4, 2015 near Palm Sp…, CA
Sunrise and the Salton Sea down the valley
Dec 4, 2015 near Palm Sp…, CA
amazing view from trail
Feb 12, 2018 near Palm Sp…, CA
East Indio Hills Badlands looking toward Palm Springs and Banner Pass.
Jan 28, 2020 near Indio, CA
Snow in the desert.
Jan 17, 2016 near Cathedr…, CA
Nearing sunrise and the overlook on the Cactus to Clouds trail.
Dec 4, 2015 near Palm Sp…, CA
Palm Springs.
Jan 17, 2016 near Rancho…, CA