Desert Trails
Hiking Club

Hiking in the Coachella Valley





Current Hikes

Please note: a hike cancelled less than 10 days before it was scheduled to take place will remain on the calendar as CANCELLED. But if cancelled more than 10 days before will simply be removed from the calendar.


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Sat Dec 15, Meet time: 8 am
Eagle Canyon
Leader: Mike O  
Moderate  3 miles 800 ft


Hike to a hidden palm oasis--hiking shoes/poles for dry falls and rock scrambling.
(Open to non-members)

Mon Dec 17, Meet time: 8:00 am  [Updated ]
Herman's Peak Trail
Leader: Charles B  
Moderate  7 miles 1000 ft


Coachella Valley Preserve's newest trail overlooking spectacularly eroded Moon Country and the San Andreas Fault.
(Open to non-members; max hikers: 15 )

Tue Dec 18, Meet time: 7 am
Club Trail Work Day
Leader: Gordon F  

The Earl Henderson Trail in Palm Springs. Grooming and repairing of water damage on this popular horse trail in South Palm Springs. Further information about a week out. DTHC organizes club members to volunteer, at places we often hike, to help maintain and improve the trails we often use.
(Open to non-members)

Fri Dec 28, Meet time: 8 am
North View - Maze and Window south
Leader: Nancy P  
Moderate  7.3 miles 900 ft


A scenic winding trail with great rock formations. Moderately steep at first before leveling out through the Maze and the loop with clear views of Window Rock. A great way to experience many of the geological and natural features of Joshua Tree National Park on one trail.
(Open to non-members; max hikers: 15 )

Mon Dec 31, Meet time: 745 am
Club New Year's Eve Hike & Potluck Lunch
Leader: Dave and Cathy Luckwell  

Watch for your Evite, 3 hikes offered, after the hike all hikers partake in an awesome Potluck Lunch. Art Smith parking lot. 3 on website direction finder. Strenuous Hike DEPARTS at 800; Moderate Hike DEPARTS at 830; Easy Hike DEPARTS at 900. Potluck LUNCH 1100 (after all hikes return). SIGN-UP AT THE TRAIL HEAD prior to departure. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share for HAPPY NEW YEARS lunch even if you are not up to hiking. MEMBERS ONLY.
( Members only)

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