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.
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.