Explore Royale Scenery

The Coachella Valley has many breathtaking trails that can challenge even the avid hiker, enjoy the natural scenery of the desert, wildflowers, and even local wildlife. We recommend taking in the views, but be sure to have enough water, sunscreen, and something to eat for the trip. We can't get enough of the beautiful views, however, even locals know to take caution in the summer months.  A desert trail can quickly turn deadly for unprepared and inexperienced hikers. 

The Bump and Grind Trail is 3 miles that climb approximately 960 feet and intersect several other routes along the way. You will encounter magnificent views along the way, including a view of palm desert and surrounding cities from the top and wildflowers along the path.


The Bump and Grind Trail

The Araby trail is a 4-mile hike that takes visitors right past Bob Hope’s legendary house in the hills.  Don’t stop there! If you continue on the 800-foot steady climb to the top, you will take in the majestic views of the Coachella Valley.


The Araby Trail

The Cross Trail is a 2-mile hike that climbs the hills above Palm Desert on the Gabby Hayes, Hopalong Cassidy, and Homestead Trails. You will hike through classic desert hill terrain to reach the cross, standing 30 feet tall on the hilltop - the cross is lit up at night and can be seen on the mountain from the city below. 





Palm Desert Cross trail

The La Quinta Cove to Lake Cahuilla Trail is a captivating view of mountain, water, and sky. The first part of the path is sandy terrain at the base of the Southern Santa Rosa Mountains before transitioning to more hills. Springtime offers lovely wildflowers speckling the mountainside, you can even spot bighorn sheep grazing on the green fairways of the Quarry Golf Course, which runs parallel to part of the hike. Ultimately, the shimmering waters of Lake Cahuilla, with mirror-like surface reflecting the surrounding rock formations and clear blue sky above marks the end of this glorious hike.


Cove to Lake Cahuilla trail

Settled deep inside Tahquitz Canyon, this 2-mile trail is one of the most prevalent family-friendly hikes in Palm Springs. The 60-foot waterfall is pouring from a towering rock wall and accumulating at the bottom in a crystal-clear, shallow pool in the winter and spring.


Tahquitz Canyon Trail

This seasonal, three-tiered waterfall is a 2-mile hike through the scenic palm groves of Murray Canyon. Named after the seven streams of water that flow one into the other, the Seven Sisters feeds into a peaceful stream and offers hikers a secluded spot to rest after the uphill climb. 


Murry Canyon Falls Trail

 The Bear Creek Trail begins with a paved pathway that stretches 4.8 miles along the base of the Southern Santa Rosa Mountains. Natural beauty beckons in all directions, from the pink plumes of a bougainvillea in full bloom and wispy mesquite trees to scattered boulders and rocky mountain peaks rising in the distance. Enjoy Panoramic views of the mountains during your time on this trail. 


Bear Creek Nature Trail

The Boo Hoff Loop Trail begins in La Quinta Cove and winds for 12.1 miles through Santa Rosa Mountain desert, where yellow and purple wildflowers, dramatic rock features, and spindly ocotillo offers a stunning backdrop. 





The Boo Hoff Trail

Whitewater Preserve is 2,851 acres enveloped by San Gorgonio Wilderness and includes the year-round Whitewater River.   The preserve is an amazing place to relax, hike or cool down. Hike either up or downstream to explore your own private desert beach for the day.


Whitewater Preserve

The ladder canyon hike, about 5 miles long is one of the best slot canyon hikes in California. The Mecca hills were formed by the convergence of the North American Plate and the Pacific Plate along the San Andreas Fault.



Mecca Hills Painted Canyon / Ladder Canyon Trail