Hiking, Biking & Horseback

Open Air, Open Trails.

There’s never been a better time to reconnect with nature.

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 Palm Desert Visitor Services. 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, riding 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, including bike- and equestrian-friendly ones, or check out a few of our favorite trails:

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.

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.

Art Smith Trail

A more vigorous path offering your choice of shorter or longer hikes and rides among 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.

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Palm Desert Visitor Services

Planning a trip, or just arrived? The Palm Desert Visitor Services staff is ready to help you find your happy place. We're open inside Palm Desert City Hall’s North Wing where you can browse our brochures, guides and maps, and ask for assistance and advice.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is also available by phone, email or the chat function in the lower right hand of this screen to answer any questions you may have.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed weekends and major holidays

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73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260


760-568-1441       800-873-2428