Palm Springs

Palm Springs Hike to an Oasis and Amazing Desert Views

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From $65.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy the adventure of hiking in Palm Springs without the risk of getting lost on this guided hike. You'll be taken on a half-day hike with fantastic viewpoints across the desert with city and mountain views and a visit to a hidden palm tree oasis. The hike is best suited to moderately fit hikers with outdoor experience.
  • Backpacks will be provided if you need one
  • Snacks and bottled water are included
  • Learn about the nature and culture of the area from your guide
  • See the sights while getting some exercise

What's Included

  • I will provide a clean & sanitized backpack for each person if needed.
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Bring an electrolyte drink if it's a warm/hot day to replace electrolytes 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 good traction, no sandals too many rocks..
  • Check & dress for the weather forecast so you'll be comfortable.
  • Bring tissue during the winter. The cooler weather makes for runny noses on everyone I've noticed

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Eisenhower Primary Care at Eisenhower Health Center at Rimrock
    4791 E Palm Canyon Dr UNIT 200, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA

    The address is 4791 E. Palm Canyon Dr Suite 200, Palm Springs, CA I'll be parked in front of Eisenhower Health Center (the white building at the corner of Palm Hills Rd & E. Palm Canyon Dr) I'll be standing next to my white car facing the smoke shop. The trails are behind the shopping center.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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 are recovering from surgery, have vertigo, balance/mobility issues, bad knees. If you've got asthma bring your inhaler, if allergic to bees bring your EpiPen.
  • Participants should be at least moderately fit & healthy, the hike is a few miles long with an elevation gain/loss of about 1200 feet & sections of trail that are rocky, uneven & have loose dirt/rocks typical of Palm Springs hiking trails. The hike lasts approximately 3 hours 30 minutes with most people I've noticed, but I've done it in as little 2 hrs 45 min. with experienced/fit people and it's taken just over 4 hours with less experienced people. Wear shoes with good traction (no sandals). Dress for the weather forecast for comfort, layers are good. Please take lots of pics but briefly no long photo sessions. There are no restrooms here, but I carry restroom supplies. If booking for others please make them aware of the physical requirements above for their safety/comfort.
  • If the hike is on a warm/hot day each person must bring an electrolyte drink and a salty snack.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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97 reviews
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Carlos is a great tour...
Sandy_B, Mar 2023
Carlos is a great tour guide! Had a great time! Showed us different plants and some trails off the beaten path
Response from Host, Apr 2023
It was great meeting you Sandy. Thanks again for booking with me and I'm glad you enjoyed the hike ☺️
Definitely a Hike!!
Alma_S, Feb 2023
Really enjoyed the 5 mile hike! Carlos was a great tour guide and the views of Palm Springs and the neighboring cities were beautiful. Definitely for experienced hikers but would do it again for a good workout!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks again for booking with me Alma it was great to meet you and your husband.
Carlos was personable,...
Eric_C, Dec 2022
Carlos was personable, knowledgeable and great company! Highly recommend, but be prepared for a good, long walk.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
I'm glad you enjoyed the hike. Thanks again for booking with me.
Delightful guided hike with Carlos
jennifer_s, May 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed my guided hike with Carlos. Of course i could have easily hiked on my own, but it was so much more enjoyable with Carlos. Through Carlos I learned about the area, fauna and habitat, he was also delightful hiking companion who came well prepared with gear for both of us. Carlos is very thoughtful, generous and kind, it made the hike all the more enjoyable. Thanks again!!
Response from Host, May 2022
I'm very happy you enjoyed the hike! The desert is an amazing place, thank you again for booking with me.
Great way to spend a morning
Martin_M, Mar 2022
The hike was fantastic, we are seniors and it was challenging in places but always enjoyable, Carlos was extremely knowledgable and explained how the various plants were of use to the desert peoples, we thoroughly recommend him
Response from Host, May 2022
It was great to meet you both! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the hike. Thanks again.
Amazing hiking tour guide!
Jahn_A, Mar 2022
Carlos is a great hiking tour guide. He made sure we were well hydrated and took stops so we could catch our breath. He had a lot of information on the flora and fauna of the place, as well as some history on the geographical landscape and surrounding homes. Overall amazing!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you so much for the nice review! I'm very happy you enjoyed the hike, thanks again for booking with me.
Top-notch guide, great hike and amazing views
Brenden_B, Mar 2022
Carlos was extremely kind, patient, helpful and knowledgeable. We appreciated the deep insight he had into the surrounding areas, the history, describing the vegetation, and always stopping to offer to take photos along the way. The weather was beautiful - only surpassed by the amazing views. Afterwards, he provided us with many great foodie suggestions in the area. Would definitely use him again. Thank you!!
Response from Host, May 2022
It was great to meet you guys, I'm very happy you enjoyed the hike, thanks again.
Good hike, great guide!
Paul_H, Mar 2022
Carlos was an incredible guide! Knowledgeable, funny, considerate…in other words, perfect. The hike is moderate/easy with great views of the mountains and valley.
Great short hike!
Debbie_B, Feb 2022
Carlos gave us great pre-hike info about what to bring and what to expect. He was friendly and interesting. The hike provided beautiful views and varied terrain.
Beautiful hike
Lisa_P, Feb 2022
Carlos was an incredibly informative guide and very easy to talk to. This was a beautiful and memorable experience for my husband and I and we would highly recommend it to anyone who is moderately physically fit.
HIGH PRAISE: Carlos is an excellent guide. He is thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable and caring.
Rozanne_A, Feb 2022
Seeing 14 Big Horn Sheep and their yearlings cross our trail within 50 feet of our group. It was incredible!!
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
Response from Host, Jan 2022
I'm very glad you enjoyed the hike! It's a beautiful place that I love sharing with others.
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.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
I'm so happy you enjoyed the hike! The desert is very beautiful and special, thanks again!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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