The Best Hiking in Palm Springs

Looking for the best hiking in Palm Springs? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Palm Springs. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Palm Springs

  • 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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  • Palm Springs, California

    Clara Burgess Trail to Murray Hill

    7.26 mi / 1749 ft gain
    Clara Burgess Trail to Murray Hill is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Garstin Loop Trail

    3.58 mi / 1152 ft gain
    Garstin Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Berns Trail

    3.92 mi / 1119 ft gain
    Berns Trail is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Simonetta Kennett Viewpoint via South Lykken Trail

    2.16 mi / 633 ft gain
    Simonetta Kennett Viewpoint via South Lykken Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    South Carl Lykken Trail - South Section

    5.75 mi / 1276 ft gain
    South Carl Lykken Trail - South Section is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Palm Canyon Trail

    4.5
    The fifteen mile long Palm Canyon, one of the Indian Canyons, is among the most beautiful natural sites in Western North America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, expertly used by the Cahuilla people, and its abundant Washingtonia Filifera (California Fan Palm) stand in breathtaking contrast to th...
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Explore the Indian Canyons in Palm Springs

    5.0
    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    Indian Canyon is located very close to Palm Springs in the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. One of the few places with abundant shade and running fresh water in an otherwise dry desert landscape. Enjoy  a longer hike to a large waterfall or stay walk along the stream and relax ...
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Bogert to Murray Peak

    7.11 mi / 1683 ft gain
    Bogert to Murray Peak is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Frank Bogert to Wildhorse

    3.76 mi / 1024 ft gain
    Frank Bogert to Wildhorse is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Andreas Canyon

    1.03 mi / 154 ft gain
    Andreas Canyon is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Murray Canyon Trail to Seven Falls

    4.02 mi / 587 ft gain
    Murray Canyon Trail to Seven Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Palm Springs, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Coffman Trail from Andreas Canyon Rd

    3.56 mi / 525 ft gain
    Coffman Trail from Andreas Canyon Rd is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cathedral City, California.
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Hike the Earl Henderson/Shannon Trail

    4 mi / 800 ft gain
    This is a short but sweet trail close to the Araby and Garstin Trails. Great views of Palm Springs and the San Jacinto Mountains. Parking area is in the wash off of Araby street on the left side. From the wash, walk west about a quarter of a mile and turn left. You will see a sign for Palm Spring...
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Hike the Araby Trail

    6 mi / 800 ft gain
    This hike takes you up to Bob Hope’s massive mushroom shaped house. The neighborhood also includes a house where Steve McQueen lived and the Elrod House featured in the James Bond film “Diamonds are Forever”. It’s a fairly easy hike up to Bob’s but really climbs after you pass the estate.  You ca...
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  • Palm Springs, California

    Araby Trail

    4.58 mi / 1545 ft gain
    Araby Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Palm Springs, California.
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