Mountain Center, CA


Nestled against the San Jacinto Mountains in Garner Valley, Pathfinder Ranch provides visitors of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to relax, reflect, and reconnect.

Pathfinder Ranch was founded in 1964 to provide an escape from the desert summer heat for the Palm Springs Boy’s Club (now the Palm Springs Boy’s and Girl’s Club). They have since grown to provide Camps, Outdoor Education, and Retreat Rental programs – all while staying true to our mission to connect people to nature and each other.

Pathfinder Ranch is easily accessible from surrounding cities such as Palm Springs, Temecula, and Hemet. However, our location next to the San Bernardino National Forest also provides stunning vistas, incredible views of the night sky, and access to open, natural spaces.

Pathfinder Ranch is a 501(c)(3) corporation and is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA).


Their Mission:

To enrich lives by providing quality programs and facilities that connect people to nature and each other.


Contact Information

Phone: (951) 659-2455

Fax: (951) 659-0351



Mailing Address:

Pathfinder Ranch

35510 Pathfinder Road

Mountain Center, CA 92561


Think Nature and Plan Your Next Trip to Pathfinder Ranch!