There are 110 miles of exquisite desert hiking trails in this, the second largest state park in the lower 48. The park features native palm oases, desert bighorn sheep, slot canyons, Native American history and more – along with no-fee, dispersed wilderness camping in nearly all of its 600,000 acres.

Viewing 20 of 20 Hikes

Cactus Loop

Cactus Loop

Distance: .7 mi

Time: .5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 214 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Culp Valley Loop

Culp Valley Loop

Distance: 2 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 400 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Mine Peak

Mine Peak

Distance: 2.4 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 750 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Borrego Palm Canyon

Borrego Palm Canyon

Distance: 3 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 525 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Mountain Palm Springs

Mountain Palm Springs

Distance: 3 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 350 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Sheep Canyon

Sheep Canyon

Distance: 3 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1100 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Calcite Mine

Calcite Mine

Distance: 4 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 120 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Lower Willows

Lower Willows

Distance: 4.3 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 350 ft

Difficulty: Easy

West Butte Borrego Mountain and The Slot

West Butte Borrego Mountain and The Slot

Distance: 4.6 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 750 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Hellhole Canyon

Hellhole Canyon

Distance: 5 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 900 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Canyon Sin Nombre

Canyon Sin Nombre

Distance: 5 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 750 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Whale Peak

Whale Peak

Distance: 5.5 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1700 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Goat Canyon Trestle via Mortero Palms

Goat Canyon Trestle via Mortero Palms

Distance: 5.5 mi

Time: 6 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2200 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

The Domelands

The Domelands

Distance: 7 mi

Time: 5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1200 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

San Ysidro Mountain

San Ysidro Mountain

Distance: 7.8 mi

Time: 9 hrs

Elevation Gain: 4560 ft

Difficulty: Expert

Bow Willow and Rockhouse Canyons

Bow Willow and Rockhouse Canyons

Distance: 8.6 mi

Time: 5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1000 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Indianhead Mountain

Indianhead Mountain

Distance: 8.3 mi

Time: 8 hrs

Elevation Gain: 3200 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Split Mountain

Split Mountain

Distance: 10.9 mi

Time: 5.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Ghost Mountain and the Pictograph Trail

Ghost Mountain and the Pictograph Trail

Distance: 14.7 mi

Time: 7 hrs

Elevation Gain: 778 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Rabbit Peak via Villager Peak

Rabbit Peak via Villager Peak

Distance: 21 mi

Time: 18 hrs

Elevation Gain: 8300 ft

Difficulty: Expert

2 Comments

The Lombax With Spunk Mar 27, 2017 13:03

I was just there 2 days ago. It is phenomenal. Palm Canyon will not disappoint.

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Mar 8, 2017 16:03

Ah yes this is great! I can't wait for the wildflowers to start blooming with all the rain we have gotten it will surely be spectacular!

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