Communities

Overview

Communities

Looking for a specific city? Find out what each community offers as far as trails, parks, DRD facilities, and more.

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Bermuda Dunes
Bermuda Dunes

Bermuda Dunes is a bustling community of residents who enjoy active and fun-filled lifestyles. With a general aviation airport, country club with PGA tour course and sprawling estates, it’s also the perfect setting for those who fly airplanes, own horses and play golf. 

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Bagdouma Park
Coachella

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Located on the corner of Avenue 52 and Douma Street with 46 acres of space, Bagdouma Park offers something for just about everyone from individuals to families. If you love sports like baseball, soccer, tennis, swimming, basketball, and boxing, this is the park for you. 

51-723 Douma Street
Coachella, CA 92236

  • Baseball / softball fields 
  • Soccer / football fields
  • Basketball courts
  • Boxing club
  • Swimming pool
  • Open grass
  • Tables and pavilions
  • Water park
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Bagdouma Park Community Center in Coachella
Coachella

Bagdouma Park Community Center building entrance photo

Bagdouma Park Community Center offers plenty of fun activities and classes for children and adults. 

Monday & Wednesday 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m

51-251 Douma Street
Coachella, CA 92236

(760) 347-3484

Call the City of Coachella to rent this great location! Rentals: (760) 501-8100

  • Multi-purpose room
  • Tables and chairs available
  • Full kitchen
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Bagdouma Pool in Coachella
Coachella

Photo of kids jumping into Bagdouma  Pool

Climb up the ladder and slide into the pool. Bagdouma Pool offers a variety of activities to enjoy in the water: Aquatic Fitness, swim lessons, and open swim.

84-599 Avenue 52 
Coachella, CA 92236

(760) 347-3484

Call for pool hours.

  • Toddler Pool
  • 2 slides
  • Competition swim lanes

Planning a celebration or looking to book this pool for your event?
Visit our RENTALS page and book your event now!

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Coachella
Coachella

Known as the “City of Eternal Sunshine,” Coachella is a family community with a small town atmosphere and plenty of room to grow.  Coachella’s economic boom is attracting new businesses and more young families, which helps forge a strong sense of community.

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Indio Community Center
Indio

Indio Community Center building entrance photo

Indio Community Center is our largest facility in the Coachella Valley. Equipped with its own park, playground, District Gymnastics Academy, fitness center, multi-purpose rooms, indoor basketball courts, tiny tot room, and more.

45-871 Clinton Street
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 347-4263

Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Multiple indoor basketball courts
  • District Gymnastics Academy
  • Volleyball court
  • Indoor walking track
  • Weight room & locker room
  • Multi-purpose rooms & kitchens
  • Tiny Tot room
  • Racquetball courts
  • Children’s playground

Planning a celebration or looking for a place to host your sporting competition?
Visit our RENTALS page and book your event now!

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Indio Community Park
Indio

Indio Community Center Park photo

This neighborhood community park offers a large playground, plenty of grass area for soccer games, picnics, and more. In fact, the Indio Community Center (next door) holds their annual Eggstravaganzas and Halloween Spooktaculars here.  

45-871 Clinton Street
Indio, CA 92201

Next to Indio Community Center
Park open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pool

Pawley Pool Family Aquatic Complex in Indio
Indio

Photo of girls playing volleyball inside Pawley Pool

Our longest running facility since the 1950’s, Pawley Pool continues to service generations of families. Swim lessons, water polo, aquatic aerobics, open swim, and more.

46-350 Jackson Street
Indio, CA 92201

(760) 342-5665 or (760) 347-3484

Call for hours
Open Swim is $4 for Adults and $3 for Children (Summer months).

  • Large pool 3,750 sq. ft.
  • 2 large 9 foot slides
  • Wading pool for toddlers
  • Splash pad
  • Child frog slide

Planning a celebration or looking for a place to host your sporting competition?
Visit our RENTALS page and book your event now

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Indio
Indio

Known as the “City of Festivals,” Indio is a year-round magnet for people from all over the country who come to celebrate the National Date Festival, International Tamale Festival and popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach. The District’s Indio Community Center and Park and Pawley Pool Family Aquatic Complex are focused on providing fun and healthy activities for entire families.

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Indio Hills Community Center
Indio Hills

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Indio Hills Community Center sits between Desert Hot Springs and Indio near the Coachella Valley Preserve. Majestic mountain views are seen at this hilltop location that offers plenty of activities and events. 

80-400 Dillon Road
Indio Hills, CA 92241

(760) 347-3484

Call for hours

  • Playground and swings
  • Basketball court
  • Covered picnic area
  • Large and small multi-purpose rooms
  • Conference-style tables and chairs available
  • Full kitchen
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Indio Hills Community Park
Indio Hills

Photo of park visitors enjoying a BBQ

The Indio Hills Park is a great place to run off excess energy by playing hoops with friends, watching the kids swing and slide or picnicking with the family.

80-400 Dillon Road
Indio Hills, CA 92241

(760) 347-3484

Park hours 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Basketball court
  • Playground with swings & slides
  • Seating area and park grounds
  • Covered picnic area with 2 tables & Hibachi-style BBQ
  • Water fountain
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Indio Hills
Indio Hills

The community of Indio Hills is surrounded by breathtaking, panoramic desert views where you and your family can enjoy the quiet desert lifestyle. Indio Hills is spacious and open, bordered by Joshua Tree National Park and the Coachella Valley Preserve.

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La Quinta Community Fitness Center
La Quinta

La Quinta Community Center building entrance photo

La Quinta Community Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment, personal trainers, along with fitness programs such fit after 50 classes, Zumba, yoga, and more.

77-865 Avenida Montezuma
La Quinta, CA 92247

(760) 564-9921

Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • TechnoGym fitness equipment
  • Free weights
  • Spa-like atmosphere
  • Personal training staff

Planning a celebration or looking for a place to host your sporting competition?
Visit our RENTALS page and book your event now!

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Boo Hoff Trail
La Quinta

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Experienced hikers will enjoy this near 13 mile trail in La Quinta known as Boo Hoff. Great for bird watching, running, hiking, and more.

DISTANCE: 12.8 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 2,290 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Loop

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • hiking
  • nature trips
  • bird watching
  • running
  • views
  • wild flowers
  • wild life
  • no dogs
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Bear Creek Canyon Trail, La Quinta
La Quinta

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Bear Creek Canyon Trail is difficult a 8.3 mile trafficked out and back trail located near La Quinta that features beautiful wild flowers and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 8.3 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 2,319 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trips
  • Bird Watching
  • Running
  • Forest
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • Bugs
  • Over Grown
  • No Dogs
Moderate

La Quinta Cove to Lake Cahuilla Trail, La Quinta
La Quinta

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La Quinta Cove to Lake Cahillla is a moderate 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Quinta that features beautiful wild flowers, goes through the golf course, and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 6.6 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 915 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trips
  • Walking
  • Bird Watching
  • Running
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • Bugs
  • Over Grown
  • No Dogs
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La Quinta
La Quinta

La Quinta has year-round fitness and outdoor fun available to you at the District’s La Quinta Community Fitness Center & Park. Check out the award-winning, state-of-the-art Fitness Center, which features a spa-like setting and custom workouts.

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Mecca Community Center
Mecca

Mecca Community Center building entrance photo

East valley residents flock to the Mecca Community Center for the variety of activities and classes we offer from martial arts to fitness classes, and more.

  • Multi-purpose room
  • Tables and Chairs Available
  • Playground

65-250 Coahuilla Street
Mecca, CA 92254

(760) 396-0257

Call for hours

Planning a celebration and looking for a place to host your event?
Visit our RENTALS page and book your event now!

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Painted Canyon Trail, Mecca
Mecca

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Great for all skills levels, Painted Canyon offers scenic views, bird watching, and dog friendly. The easy trail runs just over 4 miles long.

DISTANCE: 4.2 miles      ELEVATION GAIN: 767 feet      ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

​CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • dog friendly
  • kid friendly
  • hiking
  • nature trips
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • views
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Meccacopia OHV Trail, Mecca
Mecca

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Meccacopia OHV Trail is a moderate 15.3 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mecca. The Off-Highway Vehicle trail is great for off-road driving, mountain biking, and more. Best used from October until May.

DISTANCE: 15.3 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 741 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Point to Point

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trips
  • OHV / Off-Road Driving
  • Views
  • Bugs
  • Rocky
  • Washed Out
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Martinez Canyon Trail, Mecca
Mecca

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Martinez Canyon Trail is a moderate 14.4 mile out and back trail located near Mecca that offers scenic views and is primarily used for hiking, horses, and backpacking. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE: 14.4 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 2,080 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Views
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Mecca
Mecca

Mecca is undergoing revitalization, part of a committed effort to provide residents with new business opportunities and increased access to community services. The Desert Recreation District provides Mecca residents with popular classes like Zumba and Martial Arts at our Mecca Community Center. We also have a Pool?

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North Shore Community Park
North Shore

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This is one of our larger parks in the east valley that offers plenty of recreational opportunities and fun. Bring your friends and family out to enjoy a picnic, take a hike on our walking trail, and enjoy basketball on the courts or soccer on our field. 

99-480 70th Avenue
North Shore, CA 92254

  • Large soccer field
  • Multiple basketball courts
  • Walking trail
  • Lookout point
  • Skatepark
  • Large playground
  • Picnic area
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North Shore
North Shore

With a growing number of younger families moving to North Shore, the community is seeking more ways to enhance the quality of life of its residents. The Salton Sea State Park provides free community events, including various holiday activities, kayaking and bird walks. In addition, the recently restored North Shore Beach & Yacht Club, which is owned by Riverside County and managed by Desert Recreation District, is a significant part of California’s legacy. DRD is exploring new ways to make this historical landmark a vibrant recreational resource for North Shore and surrounding communities.  To Get Your Fun On even more, check out IndioMecca and Coachella.

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Palm Desert Community Center & Gymnasium
Palm Desert

Palm Desert Community Center building entrance

Centrally located in the Coachella Valley, the Palm Desert Community Center & Gymnasium has everything you need in recreation, fitness, martial arts, and more. 

NOTE REGARDING DESERT WILLOW MEMBERSHIPS: While our Palm Desert Community Center is closed due to Coronavirus, Desert Willow has agreed to honor expired cards until we reopen. For those who do not have cards, please contact Sofia Pimentel at the Portola Community Center by phone at 760-568-2560 or via email to Sofia.Pimentel@DRD.us.com. Thank you.

43-900 San Pablo Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 568-9697

Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Basketball courts (indoor & outdoor)
  • Beach Volleyball court
  • Racquetball courts
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Weight room
  • Tiny tot room
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Civic Center Skateboard Park
Palm Desert

Photo of skateboarder ready to drop into the transition

Practice your Backslide or Ollie North or just have a good time in Palm Desert’s only Skateboard Park. Get your DRD Fun Pass today, only $5 for the entire year! Get yours at the Palm Desert Community Center. There are no residency restrictions. Children under 18 must have their parents present to purchase their pass.

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Freedom Park
Palm Desert

Freedom Park Entrance and War Memorial photo

Located next to Ronald Reagan Elementary School, Freedom Park is a great place for family celebrations and recreation. There’s multiple pavilions, picnic areas, basketball courts, baseball fields, skate park, and more.

77-400 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

  • Multiple Basketball courts
  • Two baseball / softball fields
  • Skate park
  • Pickleball courts
  • Dog park
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Two multi-purpose fields
  • Volleyball
  • Walking paths
  • Playground
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Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Palm Desert

Photo of kids playing near the swings at the playground

Palm Desert Civic Center Park provides panoramic mountain views, outdoor music concerts, baseball fields, two full playgrounds, and more.

43-900 San Pablo Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Located just east of College of the Desert and north of El Paseo Shopping Center, The Palm Desert Civic Center Park is a great place for recreational fun and entertainment. Free concerts in the park, playgrounds for kids, skateboard park, and plenty of ball fields to get the competition going.

  • Amphitheatre
  • Aquatics Center
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Beach Volleyball Courts
  • Concession Stand
  • Dog Park
  • Grassy areas with Seating
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Double Playgrounds
  • Pond
  • Public Art
  • Rose Garden
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Skate Park
  • Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Walking Trail
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Palm Desert Soccer Park
Palm Desert

Soccer park entrance photo

If you love soccer this is the park for you. Palm Desert Soccer Park has multiple soccer fields making it the most sought after location for leagues and tournaments. It also has plenty of picnic tables and pavilions.

74-734 Hovely Lane
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Multiple soccer fields
  • Playground
  • Walking trail
  • Frisbee / disc golf
  • Picnic tables and pavilions
  • Concession
Moderate

Carrizo Canyon Trail
Palm Desert

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Carrizo Canyon [CLOSED] is a moderate 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Desert that features a waterfall and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Note: This trail is accessible October 1-December 31.

DISTANCE: 2.7 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 413 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Views
  • Waterfall
  • Wildlife
  • Rocky
  • Closed
  • No Shade
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Bump and Grind
Palm Desert

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Located in Palm Desert, the Bump and Grind Trail is a 4 mile moderate loop that is very popular with hikers and bicyclists.

DISTANCE: 4.0 miles      ELEVATION GAIN: 1,105 feet      ROUTE TYPE: Loop

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • nature trips
  • skiing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • running
  • views
  • wild flowers
  • wildlife
  • no shade
  • no dogs
Moderate

Gabby Hayes Trail, Palm Desert
Palm Desert

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Gabby Hayes Trail is a moderate 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palm Desert, California. The scenic view trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 1.9 Miles ELEVATION GAIN: 347 feet ROUTE TYPE: Loop

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Kid Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Views
  • Rocky
  • No Shade
  • Dogs Limited
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The Golf Center at Palm Desert
Palm Desert

Photo of golf instructor with student putting

Located just off Cook Street, The Golf Center at Palm Desert is a breathtaking facility with mountain views, lush green lawns, and is Home of The First Tee of the Coachella Valley. To find out more about the First Tee of the Coachella Valley CLICK HERE

74-945 Sheryl Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 779-1877

Driving range open until 9 p.m. 
7 days a week

  • 9-Hole Par 3 golf course
  • Driving range
  • Putting greens
  • Chipping bunkers
  • Private lessons 
  • Free clinics
  • Event scheduling
Moderate

Hopalong Cassidy Trail, Palm Desert
Palm Desert

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Hopalong Cassidy Trail is a moderate 7.4 mile moderately loop trail located near Palm Desert that features beautiful wild flowers and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 7.4 miles ELEVATION GAIN: 1,725 feet ROUTE TYPE: Loop

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trips
  • Bird Watching
  • Running
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • Rocky
  • Scramble
  • No Dogs
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Art Smith Trail, Palm Desert
Palm Desert

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Art Smith Trail is a difficult 12.2 mile heavily trafficked trail located near Palm Desert, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is best used from September until May.

DISTANCE: 12.2 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 2,641 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Nature Trips
  • Bird Watching
  • Running
  • Forest
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Mike Schuler Trail, Palm Desert
Palm Desert

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Mike Schuler Trail is a moderate 1.6 mile trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Desert that offers scenic views and is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 1.6 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 272 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Views
  • Bugs
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Dead Indian Canyon Trail, Palm Desert
Palm Desert

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Dead Indian Canyon is a moderate 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Desert that offers the chance to see wildlife and is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE: 2.3 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 288 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Nature Trips
  • Running
  • Views
  • Wildlife
  • Rocky
  • No Shade
  • No Dogs
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Palm Desert
Palm Desert

Are you one of the thousands of Palm Desert residents who came to escape the cold and ended up making it “home?” Smart move! Palm Desert is a major center of growth and vitality in the Coachella Valley. Because it is centrally located, you needn’t drive far to enjoy the best shopping, dining, entertainment and, of course, recreation. The District’s Palm Desert Community Center, parks and First Tee Golf Course are bustling with activities to satisfy all ages and interest levels. From ballroom dancing and skateboarding, to a state-of-the-art Aquatics Complex, Get Your Fun On here in Palm Desert!

Moderate

Magnesia Springs Canyon Trail, Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage

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Magnesia Springs Canyon is a moderate 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Mirage that offers the chance to see wildlife and is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from October until December.

DISTANCE: 3.7 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 449 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Views
  • Wildlife
  • Bugs
  • Rocky
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Chuckwalla Trail Loop, Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage

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Chuckwalla Trail Loop is a moderate 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Mirage, that offers scenic views and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 2.1 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 403 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Loop

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Views
  • Scramble
  • No Dogs
Easy

Roadrunner Trail, Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage

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Roadrunner Trail is an easy 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Mirage that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 3.8 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 692 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Kid Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Road Biking
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Views
  • Bugs
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Jack Rabbit Trail, Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage

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Jack Rabbit Trail is a moderate 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Mirage that features beautiful wild flowers and offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 1.4 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 190 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Kid Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Nature Trips
  • Walking
  • Bird Watching
  • Running
  • Forest
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • Bugs
  • Rocky
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Randall Henderson Loop Trail, Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage

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Randall Henderson Loop Trail is a moderate 2.7 mile trafficked loop trail located near Palm Desert that offers the chance to see wildlife and is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from October until March.

DISTANCE: 2.7 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 426 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Loop

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Kid Friendly 
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Running
  • Views
  • Wildlife
  • No Dogs
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Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage is proud to promote itself as the City of Health and Wellness. You can go no further than your own neighborhood to enjoy a serene and sophisticated resort atmosphere, with fantastic year-round recreational activities that support your active and healthy lifestyle. Quiet walking and hiking paths, prestigious golf courses and the seven-acre Rancho Mirage Community Park present spectacular mountain views and outdoor amenities for all to enjoy.

Rancho Mirage is also minutes away from the District’s bustling Palm Desert and Thousand Palms Community Centers and parks. Here you will discover a wealth of activities for all ages and interest levels, from music and dance to fitness and sports. Stay active and have fun!

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Jerry Rummond’s Senior & Community Center in Thermal
Thermal

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The Jerry Rummond’s Senior & Community Center offers active adults and seniors in the Thermal community fitness options, field trips, and more. This facility is funded through the Riverside County Office on Aging and the Riverside Access Project, 

87-229 Church Street
Thermal, CA 92274

(760) 347-3484

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • 2 Multi-purpose conference rooms
  • Conference-style tables
  • 30 stackable chairs

For Rental Information and reservations contact:
Laurie Howard at (760) 848-1880 or lhoward@cvusd.us.

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Thermal
Thermal

Agriculture is the predominant business in Thermal, supporting most of its residents. With one of Riverside County’s largest regional airports and the county investing in the area’s infrastructure, Thermal is poised to attract new businesses and further development. The District serves Thermal residents with quality recreation programs and park activities throughout the Coachella Valley and now right here at your local Jerry Rummonds’ Senior & Community Center. Take advantage of all that DRD offers. Check out our current offerings in Thermal and the nearby communities of Coachella and Indio. We are your Desert Recreation District, here, there and everywhere people have fun.

Moderate

Herman’s Hike Trail, Thousand Palms
Thousand Palms

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Herman’s Hike Trail is a moderate 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Thousand Palms that is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 6.6 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 1,423 feet  ROUTE GAIN: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Nature Trips
  • Walking
  • Bird Watching
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • Bugs
  • Rocky
  • Scramble
  • No Shade
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Moon Country Trail, Thousand Palms
Thousand Palms

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Moon Country Loop via McCallum Trail is a moderate 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Palms that is primarily used for hiking and is best used from October until May. Mondays and Tuesday closed. Take the McCallum Trail and follow the signs.

DISTANCE: 4.1 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 311 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Loop

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Kid Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • Rocky
  • No Shade
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Indian Palms Trail, Thousand Palms
Thousand Palms

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Indian Palms Trail is a moderate 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thousand Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from October until May.

DISTANCE: 1.2 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 111 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Out & Back

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Kid Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Nature Trips
  • Walking
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • No Shade
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Pushwalla Palms Loop, Thousand Palms
Thousand Palms

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Pushawalla Palms Loop is a moderate 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Palms, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from September until April.

DISTANCE: 4.4 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 705 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Loop

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Nature Trips
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • No Shade
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Willis Palms Loop, Thousand Palms
Thousand Palms

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Willis Palm Loop is a moderate 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Palms that features beautiful wild flowers and is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE: 4.1 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 531 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Loop

CLICK HERE for more information on this trail.

  • Hiking
  • Nature Trips
  • Walking
  • Bird Watching
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Rocky
  • No Shade
  • No Dogs
Moderate

Hidden Palms Loop, Thousand Palms
Thousand Palms

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Hidden Palms Loop is a moderate 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Palms that features beautiful wild flowers and is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until May.

DISTANCE: 1.9 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 259 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Loop

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  • Hiking
  • Nature Trips
  • Walking
  • Bird Watching
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • Rocky
  • No Shade
  • No Dogs
Easy

Squaw Hill Trail, Thousand Palms
Thousand Palms

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Squaw Hill is an easy 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Palms that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from October until May.

DISTANCE: 0.6 miles  ELEVATION GAIN: 72 feet  ROUTE TYPE: Loop

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  • Kid Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Nature Trips
  • Walking
  • Views
  • Wild Flowers
  • Wildlife
  • No Shade
  • No Dogs
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Thousand Palms
Thousand Palms

Your Thousand Palms Community Center & Park is a great place to go for fun with family and friends. Grab a Frisbee, pack a picnic, shoot hoops, workout on the outdoor fitness course or find more enjoyable outdoor activities. The District also provides activities for adults and martial arts classes for youngsters. Looking for more? Check out nearby programs in Palm Desert and Indio. We’re everywhere people gather to have a good time.