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Palm Springs

Scenic Hiking In Beautiful Palm Springs!

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What to Expect

The hike lasts approximately 2 hours including time to stop to take pics & breaks. We'll be hiking on some beautiful trails in south Palm Springs in a scenic desert landscape. These trails have amazing views of the desert valley below all the way up to amazing mountain peaks.

From the trail we'll stop & see the very unique Bob Hope house, the windmills, the Little San Bernardino Mountains & the mountain perimeter of Joshua Tree all to the north, the San Jacinto Mountains to the west, Mount San Gorgonio (the tallest mountain in Southern California at 11,501 ft.) and beautiful views of Palm Springs and other desert cities that make up the Coachella Valley & far beyond.

As we head back down we will see Indian Canyons in the distance, ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians that settled in the area 5 thousand years ago. Hopefully we'll see some Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, an endangered species or other desert animals as we hike.

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Important Information
Departure Point
Garstin Trailhead, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • I will provide 1 Backpack & 1 Hiking Pole for each guest to borrow.
  • Bottled water - I will provide water for each hiker.
  • I'll provide 1 granola bar.
  • Bring an electrolyte drink if it's warm/hot out & you're not used to excercising.
  • Wear shoes with a sturdy sole & good tread. I wear trail running shoes for example.
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses & wear sunscreen.
  • Snacks - Bring a salty snack if it's hot out, to maintain sodium levels that can be lost from sweating.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All participants should be reasonably healthy & fit cause we'll be hiking uphill & downhill on trails that have some rough uneven sections.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Carlos is great!!! I loved the hike - fun, challenging, and great views of the Bob Hope House and exclusive homes along Southridge Drive. Carlos taught me that hikers going uphill have the right-of-way!! :) He also taught me about the desert botany and flora, and had hiking
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By: TrailAhead
6 reviews
Solana Beach
Epic Hike with Carlos in Palm Springs
Hiking with Carlos was fun and informative. I had a great time and would not have tried to hike on my own. The
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London, United Kingdom
Great hiking guide!
The views were fantastic and the guide was very knowledgeable and a joy to have as our guide. I would thoroughly
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Great hike!
Carlos was a great guide and the trail had nice views. We had an 18 year old and a 77 year old and Carlos made it
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San Diego, California
Great Views
It was a lot of fun to to hike in the desert. I didn't know where to go or have equipment. Carlos provided a
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Los Angeles, California
Loved the hike! Carlos is great!!!
Carlos is great!!! I loved the hike - fun, challenging, and great views of the Bob Hope House and exclusive homes
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Key Details
  • TrailAhead
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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