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Walking and Hiking Tips

When planning a hike or walk it is important to remember the following:

1) Take water and snacks

2) Apply sun protection to all exposed areas of the body and carry extra to reapply.

3) Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. If hiking, hiking boots are recommended to be worn.

4) Carry a map and/or download a GPS app for your smart phone.

5) Notify your friends and family of your planned route and expected time.
Don't forget to pick up the La Quinta Hiking map inside City Hall at the Community Services counter or click here to view trails online.

Hike Ratings

Please consider the trail rating when choosing a hike:

Easy - Generally a leisurely walk, but don't expect the trail to be flat.

Moderate - A serious hike, but not difficult for those in reasonably good condition.

Strenuous - Some trail segments require being in very good condition and/or the trail is long and requires stamina.

Difficulty ratings are based on one-way trips.  When assessing how difficult a trail may be for you, consider whether you plan to return on the same trail, thereby doubling your distance, or using another trail which also adds mileage and difficulty.  Be aware that using two moderate trails to complete a loop may result in a strenuous hike.

La Quinta 
Walks and Hikes
La Quinta is a little piece of paradise surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa mountains offering year-round sunshine, scenic hiking and biking trails, spectacular golf, magnificent views, fabulous shopping and dining venues, and so much more.  
Nature Walks and Guided Hikes

Walks & Hikes by Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve
All walks begin at the Shade Shelter on the Bear Creek Nature Trail at the corner of Calle Ensenada and Avenida Montezuma in the La Quinta Cove.

Nature Walks for Kids and Families Beginning at 9am:
February 8 - Let's Explore! Who and what is here? (Easy)
March 8 - Nature Rocks! Let's explore Geology (Easy)

Adult Walks Beginning at 8am:
February 15 - Explore Boo Hoff's history and his trail (Easy)
March 15 - Spring Wildflowers (Easy)
April 19 - Local Geology: Earthquakes, Faults, and Landforms (Easy)
May 17 - History of the Cove (Easy)

Hikes Beginning at 8am:
Meets at Top of the Cove parking lot on Calle Tecate  
February 8 - Bear Creek Palm Oasis (Strenuous)
March 29 - Cove to Lake Cahuilla (Moderate)
April 12 -  Bear Creek Wash (Easy to Moderate)   

Tuesday Hikes with Bill Baker Beginning at 9am:
Meet at the Cove Oasis Parking Lot on Calle Tecate. Hikes cover 4 miles or less and are approximately 2-3 hours.
February 11, March 15, April 8 (Easy to Moderate)

Hiking with Philip Ferranti

We invite you and your friends to join Author of 140 Great Hikes In and Near Palm Sprimgs, Philip Ferranti, on some beatufil hikes here in the Coachella Valley. Hikes begin at 9am and are approximately 5 miles. 

February 15 - Mecca Hills (Easy to Moderate)
                    Meet and Carpool from Albertson's Parking Lot    MAP
     42185 Washington St. (2 rows in front of Postal Connection)

March 22 - White Water Canyon, Pacific Trail Loop (Easy to Moderate)
                 Meet and Carpool from Albertson's Parking Lot    MAP
          42185 Washington St. (2 rows in front of Postal Connection)
April 12 - Garner Valley (Easy to Moderate)    MAP
Meet at Art Smith Trail Parking lot off Highway 74 in Palm Desert
Tails on Trails

We invite you and your four legged friends to join us for a fun-filled hike around the Cove Oasis. Learn which hikes are dog friendly. Dogs must be on a leash to participate. Hike begins at 8am.

February 15 - Cove Oasis (Easy)
                    Meet at the Top of the Cove, Calle Tecate and Montezuma

La Quinta Community Services Department
78495 Calle Tampico 
La Quinta, CA 92253 
(760) 777-7090   |