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  • Morongo Valley, California

    Morongo Valley in California is a must-visit for those seeking top outdoor adventures. The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve offers one of the best trails for hiking. This scenic trail is moderately difficult and spans 11 miles, making it ideal for a full day of exploration. Along the trail, you'll come across unique natural features like Cottonwood and Willow habitats, and the winding Morongo Creek. You may also spot diverse wildlife, including over 250 species of birds. Nearby, the Sand to Snow National Monument offers ample opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. For a more relaxed activity, visit Covington Park, a charming picnic spot with a small lake and playground. These outdoor activities and attractions make Morongo Valley a top choice for those seeking outdoor adventures.

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      Joshua Tree West Side Trail

      4.0
      3.22 mi / 302 ft gain
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    • Palm Springs, California

      Murray Hill Loop

      8.16 mi / 2260 ft gain
      Murray Hill Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Palm Springs, California.
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    • Angelus Oaks, California

      Jenks Lake

      4.0
      0.77 mi / 49 ft gain
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    • Riverside County, California

      San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trailhead

      11.25 mi / 4505 ft gain
      San Jacinto Peak is the second highest peak in Southern California which sits at 10,833'. There are several trails to summit San Jacinto, but Marion Mountain is the shortest but also a tough one. You will start the hike at an elevation of 6300' and continuously climb 4500' in less than 6 miles. ...
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    • Palm Springs, California

      Andreas Canyon

      5.0
      1.03 mi / 154 ft gain
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    • Palm Springs, California

      Seven Falls via Murray Canyon Trail

      4.01 mi / 587 ft gain
      A very scenic 4-mile round trip with a rewarding waterfall after a 2.5-mile hike/stroll. Lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of the Peninsula Big Horn Sheep (an endangered species), mule deer or other wild animals still roaming the high ground above the canyon. Less visited, Murray Canyon has its ...
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    • Palm Springs, California

      Coffman Trail from Andreas Canyon Rd

      3.56 mi / 525 ft gain
      Coffman Trail, located in Palm Springs, California, is a popular hiking destination. The trail is approximately 3.56 miles long and is rated as moderate in difficulty. It begins at Andreas Canyon Road and winds its way up the mountainside, offering panoramic views of the surrounding desert landsc...
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    • Banning, California

      Lake Fulmor Loop Trail

      5.0
      0.53 mi / 89 ft gain
      Lake Fulmor is a small lake in the San Jacinto Wilderness near Idyllwild, CA.  The trail loops around the lake offering spectacular views and is good for all skill levels.  There are picnic tables, grills, and a small dock where you can peer out over the lake or cast a line.  To fish in Lake Fulm...
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    • Mountain Center, California

      Tahquitz Peak via Devils Slide Trail

      5.0
      8.31 mi / 2238 ft gain
      Tahquitz Peak via Devils Slide Trail is a moderately trafficked 8+ mile out and back trail located near Idyllwild, California. This trail is one of the most popular hikes in the San Jacinto area that features a fire lookout tower at the peak and amazing views of the valley below.  At an elevation...
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    • Mountain Center, California

      Mount San Jacinto via Devil's Slide

      4.5
      14.57 mi / 4475 ft gain
      Mt. San Jacinto is the second tallest peak in Southern California at 10,834’. Although this route requires a fair amount of work, the effort is more than rewarded by the expansive views, forest, meadows, and dramatic topography. You will need an Adventure Pass ($5/day) to park at Humber Park, as...
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    • Palm Springs, California

      Indian Potrero Loop Trail

      8.67 mi / 1247 ft gain
      Indian Potrero Loop Trail is a strenuous loop trail located near Palm Springs, California.
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    • Desert Hot Springs, California

      Pushwalla Palms Loop

      4.33 mi / 741 ft gain
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    • Palm Springs, California

      Indian Canyon West Fork Trail

      5.3 mi / 1545 ft gain
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    • Palm Springs, California

      Palm Canyon Trail

      4.5
      1.94 mi / 308 ft gain
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    • Landers, California

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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Willow Hole Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

      6.8 mi / 341 ft gain
      The Willow Hole hike begins at Boy Scout trailhead and winds past and through the Wonderland of Rocks to a marshy stand of willows. The trail is flat, but with little shade so be sure to bring lots of water! As you leave the parking lot you'll enter an expansive stand of Joshua Trees that grows...
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