Desert Hikes

Painted Canyon/Ladder Canyon Trail
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Hike Name: Painted Canyon/Ladder Canyon Trail Name of area/general location: Mecca Hills Wilderness, approximately 35 miles east/southeast of Palm Springs (about a 1.25-hour drive). Land Acknowledgement:  This trail is located…

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Cahuilla Mountain Trail
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Hike Name: Cahuilla Mountain Wilderness: Cahuilla Mountain Trail Name of area/general location:Cahuilla Mountain Wilderness, San Bernardino National Forest Land Acknowledgement: This trail is located in the ancestral homelands and traditional…

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Fobes Trail
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Hike Name: Fobes Trail (Forest Service Trail # 4E04) to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) Name of area/general location: San Bernardino National Forest, Garner Valley Land Acknowledgement: The…

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Turtle Mountains Wilderness Hike to Mopah Springs
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The 177,309-acre Turtle Mountains Wilderness is in southeastern San Bernardino County southwest of the City of Needles. It is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Needles Field Office.…

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Morrow Trail
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Situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains in the Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument (Monument), this trail will take you from an urban adjacent area through a…

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Milpitas Wash Wilderness
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Features: S. 47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, protected over 375,000 acres of new wilderness areas in the California desert in March 2019. One of those…

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North Algodones Dunes
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Courtesy of the Outdoor Project. Features: The Imperial Sand Dunes, otherwise known as the Glamis sand dunes, are the largest mass of sand dunes in California and have been used as…

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North Fork San Jacinto and Fuller Mill Creek Wild & Scenic Rivers
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Info courtesy of San Bernadino National Forest. Features: This 3.5 mile wild and scenic river system finds its source on the heights of San Jacinto Peak in the Mount San Jacinto…

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Klamath River Overlook via Coastal Trail
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[courtesy of U.S. National Park Service] Distance: This hike is an out and back, totaling roughly 8 miles. It is one section of the longer Coastal Trail, which is around 70 miles…

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Merced River Hike
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Features: The Merced River Canyon downstream of Briceburg on Highway 140 is a great destination for spring camping and hiking. The Merced River Wild and Scenic River leaves Highway 140 and…

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