Five-Star Trails: Palm Springs: 31 Spectacular Hikes in the Southern California Desert Resort Area (Paperback)
A popular outdoor destination for the 7 million residents of Los Angeles, Palm Springs offers stunning hiking opportunities. With Joshua Tree National Monument to the east, the San Bernardino National Forest to the north and south, and the storied Pacific Crest Trail passing nearby, hiking expert Laura Randall has chosen the best hikes that highlight the area. Five-Star Trails: Palm Springs features child-friendly hikes and urban hikes that are easily accessible from resorts. Laura also includes hikes for the new Whitewater Preserve, as well as updated trails in La Quinta and Palm Desert. Extensive at-a-glance information makes it easy to choose the perfect hike based on length, difficulty, and scenery. Each trail profile includes maps, directions, driving times, nearby attractions, and other pertinent details.
A native of suburban Philadelphia, Laura Randall lived in Washington, D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, before moving to Southern California in 1999. Her byline can be found in a variety of newspapers, consumer magazines, and websites, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and Sunset. Her other books for Menasha Ridge Press are 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Los Angeles and Peaceful Places: Los Angeles. She lives in Los Angeles.