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Guided Loop Hike in Palm Springs with Amazing Desert Views

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Guided Loop Hike in Palm Springs with Amazing Desert Views

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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I will provide a backpack for each hiker or you can use your own.
Bottled water
Snacks
Bring an electrolye drink if it's a warm/hot day to replace electolytes lost from sweat
Bring a salty snack if it's a warm/hot day to maintain sodium levels lost through sweating.
Bring a hat, sunglasses & wear sunscreen.
Wear shoes with a sturdy sole & good tread. Please don't wear sandals.
Please check & dress for the weather forecast so that you'll be comfortable.

Departure Point

Barona Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA

For directions enter 3133 Barona Road Palm Springs, CA in your phone. AVOID 3133 South Barona Road. You'll be heading south on South Palm Canyon Drive, then left on Bogert Trail Rd, then left on Barona Rd, which is a very short cul-de-sac look for me standing at the end.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for people that have vertigo, balance/mobility issues, bad knees or are very afraid of heights. If allergic to bees bring your EpiPen.
  • Not recommended for people recovering from any surgery
  • All participants should be moderately fit & healthy, since the hike is about 3.7 miles long with an elevation gain/loss of 1000 feet & sections of trail that are rocky & uneven. The hike usually lasts about 3 hours with most hike clients, but I've done it in as little 2.5 hours with experienced/fit people and it has taken close to 4 hours with less experienced/fit people. I will only go the pace of the slowest person for their safety & comfort. Please wear sturdy shoes with good tread (no sandals) & dress for the weather forecast so you'll be comfortable. Please no live posting to social media while we're hiking, it slows things down. There are no restrooms here, but I carry restroom supplies. Also no dogs are allowed on the trails. If you're booking this hike for others please make sure they are aware of the physical requirements above for their safety and comfort. If you have any questions or concerns please ask, thanks.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Trail Ahead
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Guided Loop Hike in Palm Springs with Amazing Desert Views?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Guided Loop Hike in Palm Springs with Amazing Desert Views.

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Excellent hike
Jean_M
, Dec 2021
Carlos is a fantastic guide, knowledgeable about the flora, the geology, and the history of the area. He is friendly and paces the hike to the participants. We had a wonderful time
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
I'm very glad you enjoyed the hike! It's a beautiful place that I love sharing with others.
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Fun Palm Springs Hike
Kim_B
, Dec 2021
Super fun hike with great views. Carlos was a wonderful guide and is very knowledgeable about the terrain, flora and history of the area. I was visiting Palm Springs and wanted to do a hike, but not alone for safety reasons, so this turned out to be a good fit. Thanks Carlos for a fun morning.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
I'm so happy you enjoyed the hike! The desert is very beautiful and special, thanks again!
star-5
Eauticul country, accommodating guide
Pat_P
, Sep 2021
It turned out I was fit enough for only half the hike. Luckily I was the only client, so thete wasn't an issue cutting it short. Carlos was kind enough to find another shorter, flatter walk for me.
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Invigorating!
Leah_S
, May 2021
Getting to the top and taking in the beautiful views!! Learning about the plants and wild life was very interesting and our guide Carlos was very patient with us. He also provided things we needed like water, backpacks and snacks.
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Great hike experience in Palm Springs
Alison_A
, Apr 2021
Carlos, our guide was terrific! He was knowledgeable and had a fun personality! Hike was great, beautiful scenery and Carlos paced the hike perfectly according to our group! I would highly recommend.
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Great Moderate Hike
Linette_A
, Apr 2021
Most memorable part about hiking tour was Carlos our tour guide knowledge and history of the Palm Springs dessert area.
star-5
The Best Hiking Tour Guide
Jerry_B
, Apr 2021
Carlos was very knowledgeable, empathetic and friendly. I highly recommend him! I was on the trip solo and he made feel very comfortable and a part of the entire group.
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Carlos is an absolute...
Susan_B
, Apr 2021
Carlos is an absolute wonderful guide! So pleasant and extremely knowledgable about the Palm Springs area. I would definitly reccomend this hike to all.
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Simply being in nature
JaneKillgor_K
, Mar 2021
Carlos was prepared personable and knowledgeable. He knew the names of many plants and how they were used by Native Americans. He saw big horn sheep and was able to show them to us. He offered to take pictures and had great ideas about where the best views and pictures were to be had. I would highly recommend a guided hike

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