The nearby Coachella Valley Preserve has several hiking trails over the desert terrain to the various palm "forests" that have found a water source along the San Andreas fault. Mostly marked trails, it is still a good idea to pay attention -- or bring a map. Familiar with the trails from previous year's hiking, this hike was a good excuse to get some badly needed exercise.
The trail/road at Hidden Palms.
The top of a palm tree is back lit by a mid morning sun.
Some portions of the trail are a challenge to a guy with balance problems.