ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER
This hike loops around the Pushawalla Palms trail in the Coachella Valley Preserve. You start off climbing a well-marked trail along an interesting ridgetop with continuous views over the surrounding region. Eventually you drop into Pushawalla Canyon and follow the streambed up through a beautiful grove of palm trees. Finally you climb out of the canyon and descend gradually along a winding wash back to the trailhead.
A network of trails allows for longer hikes if desired. Bring water in warm weather.
This hike is rated medium due to rough terrain, 4.3 mile distance, some strenuous sections, tricky footing and some avoidable vertical exposure.
This route is usually best from October through April. Any vehicle can reach the start point. No fees or permission are required. Dogs are not allowed.
Pets are prohibited within the Coachella Valley Preserve.
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