HIKING THE EAST INDIO HILLS

The East Indio Hills is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail and is rated on All Trails as a moderate hike. This trail is dog friendly, but all dogs must be kept on a leash. This trail was completed through a collaboration between Friends of the Desert Mountains, Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management, and the City of Indio as part of a trails network in the Northern Coachella Valley. The trail is located at the end of Golf Center Parkway and 42nd Avenue.

SAFETY TIPS

HYDRATE!

  • When half your water is gone, it’s time to turn back.

AVOID HIKING AT PEAK HEAT DURING SUMMER MONTHS.

  • Mornings before 9 AM are your friend.

NEVER HIKE ALONE.

  • And tell someone where you’re going.

STAY ON THE TRAIL.

  • It can prevent you from getting lost and helps preserve our natural landscape.

WEAR THE RIGHT SHOES.

  • Traction and support are everything.

GIVE WILDLIFE SPACE.

  • For their safety as well as your own.

DON’T COUNT ON YOUR CELLPHONE.

  • Charge up before you go, but know that service can be limited out on the trails.

Hiking tips courtesy of Visit Greater Palm Springs