New mobile pass helps to satisfy cravings for outdoor adventure and alfresco eats

Carrie DeVoe considers herself a “weekend hiker,” regularly traversing the trails in the mountains surrounding our beautiful desert. For DeVoe, hiking is moving meditation, “It’s beautiful out here, stark and outer-worldly. I find it very therapeutic to be outside.” When DeVoe laced up her hiking boots last weekend, she was in for more than her usual workout.

DeVoe learned about Trailicious, a free program that combines hiking, outdoor art, and dining discounts for takeout at area restaurants. In addition, participants are entered to win a weekly $50 gift card from a Greater Palm Springs eatery.

This week the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) launched the new Trailicious Pass, a free program that all visitors and locals can sign up for. DeVoe signed up and checked in on the Boo Hoff trail on Saturday. “I got a text message afterwards saying ‘You did it!’ and that I was entered into the contest.”

With the Trailicious Pass locals and visitors can enjoy hikes and bites and win prizes throughout the Coachella Valley. Users can choose from 30 trails, filtered by experience level or location, as well as suggestions for nearby things to see like outdoor art. Additionally, the pass is loaded with discounts and specials from a variety of Greater Palm Springs restaurants for take-out or alfresco dining. Users can check in while on their hike or redeem one of the special restaurant deals featured on the pass for a chance to win a weekly prize.

Suzanne Potter, a Palm Desert resident and mother of three, relies on outdoor activities more than ever with all of the time the family has been spending at home. “We’re active in Scouting so we’re no strangers to outdoor adventure,” says Potter. “I like how the hikes are categorized by level of difficulty, and that it draws attention to things I might not have known about – like outdoor art near the trails.”

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With hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding paths, Greater Palm Springs is a haven for hungry thrill-seekers. Hikers are encouraged to pick up a snack, pack a takeout picnic, or refuel after hiking by dining alfresco on one of the many delightful patios around the desert.

“We are thrilled to be launching the Trailicious Pass to encourage visitors to experience our wide open spaces and wide array of culinary options” said Colleen Pace, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at the CVB.

How It Works:

  1. Go to www.TrailiciousGPS.com to register for your mobile exclusive passport with a collection of hiking trails and outdoor art installations.  This will also get you special deals and discounts from participating restaurants to redeem during your visit.
  2. Once you register, your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email.  There’s no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy access.
  3. When you visit a participating restaurant, present your phone to a staff member to redeem available offers.  To check in to a hike, simply click “Check In” when you are within half a mile of the trail head.

Find more information on the pass and some of the suggested hikes at https://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/trailiciousgps/.