Take a Trek on Palm Desert’s Trails


With countless scenery-laced trails of varying difficulty, Palm Desert is one of the best places to hike, bike or mosey around on horseback. Whatever your mode of transportation, you’ll enjoy a ride like no other on Palm Desert’s many trails and bike paths.

Road Biking Trips

For an up-close-and-personal tour of the city, a Palm Desert road biking trip is just what you need. Not only is the city itself perfect for an easy, family-friendly ride, but you’ll also find plenty of longer tours along area highways and scenic routes that are perfect for the avid cyclist.

For details contact the Palm Desert Visitor Center. You can also view our Palm Desert road biking map for listings on bike paths and routes throughout the city.

Mountain Biking, Hiking and Horseback Trails

Ready to start stepping – or pedaling – your way along a Palm Desert trail? First, download the Palm Desert hiking map for a detailed look at the area’s best trails.

Not sure where to start your Palm Desert hiking or biking trip? Here are a few of our favorite trails:

  • The Hopalong Cassidy Trail, named for the infamous role of one the most well-known residents in Palm Desert’s history, Western actor William Boyd. Dedicated in 2004, this city-maintained trail features an easy climb or ride, plus plenty of picturesque spots to stop along the way.
  • The Randall Henderson Trail, offering explorers a moderate challenge, making it a great introduction to desert hiking. Mountain views, numerous opportunities to spot native wildlife and a variety of desert vegetation make this trail the perfect desert excursion.
  • The Art Smith Trail, a more vigorous path offering your choice of shorter or longer hikes and rides amongst lush foliage and several palm oases. From here, head a bit further into the wild and take a trek in the beautiful Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

For more information on Palm Desert trails and outdoor activities, check out the online Palm Desert Vacation Guide, or contact the Visitor Center.


Download the Palm Desert Hiking and Biking Map

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