Membership in the Desert Trails Hiking Club is a very worthwhile investment of your time and energy. Participation in our organized hikes and invitations to our Socials are covered with the annual membership fee.

Annual Membership is $10 per Single person, or
$15.00 per Family [two adults living in the same household] 

We also have DTHC Name Tags available for only $12 each. To get yours ordered just CLICK on the order form in the menu on the right side of this page.

Membership runs on a January-December calendar year basis.  If you join anytime in October-December, your membership covers the next full year.  [Example: if you join in November 2017; your membership is paid through December 2018 ~ 14 months for the price of 12 !!]

To join or renew your membership, you can do it online or by mail. Regardless of the method you choose, do it now!

Online Process:
Click on the “Online Membership using Pay Pal” link, tab through to Complete the form and then click on the “SUBMIT” button; then it will take you directly to PayPal, just follow the instructions.
Mail-in Process:
Click on the “Manual Membership” link [on the right hand side of this page].  Complete the form online and then “PRINT” it or “PRINT” it and then complete it by hand. Then mail it, along with your US Dollar check, to the address below.

Our address is:
Desert Trails Hiking Club
PO Box 10401
Palm Desert, CA 92255

Hike Leaders may carry Membership Applications with them on the hikes for your convenience but this is not a requirement for the Hike Leaders. Hike Leaders cannot accept cash and your completed application for membership during the hike. They are excellent at leading hikes and caring for your well being while out on the trail but they may not be the best at bookkeeping and would rather not spend their time running around to deliver your cash & paperwork to the club administration. Please allow our Hike Leaders to do their most important job, Lead Hikes. Our other Volunteers will handle these administrative tasks in a very efficient manner.

SMALL PRINT but necessary to read before joining…….
In joining Desert Trails Hiking Club [DTHC], you agree that you are voluntarily joining the Club.  You also agree to NOT hold DTHC or any Volunteer, acting as Hike Leader or any other Club capacity, responsible in any way for anything that might occur during any Club hike or function.  You also grant DTHC permission to use your likeness in a photograph in any and all of the Club’s publications, including website entries, without payment or any other consideration.