Palm Springs is blessed with lots of California blue sky and surrounded by mountains in all directions. Within this desert paradise, you’ll find some really good kid-friendly Palm Springs hiking trails.
Hiking the Ladder Canyon Trail / Painted Canyon Trail loop was easily the most fun we had while hiking with kids in the Palm Springs area.
Looking for a fun and easy place for a family vacation? Palm Springs is your place. Blessed with palm trees and blue skies, Palm Springs is a small family-friendly city with a pleasant desert climate.
We enjoy teaching our kids to appreciate the beauty of nature, so hiking in Joshua Tree National Park was a perfect fit. A lot of people come spend one day in Joshua Tree, but if you have the time, there are enough enjoyable things to do in Joshua Tree National Park to fill several days.
We visited Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park with kids in late-April (our kids were 3 & 5 years old at the time). Our family loves being active, while enjoying the beauty of nature, so Arches and Canyonlands National Park were a perfect fit for our lifestyle. We spent 5 days in Moab, UT enjoying the wide variety of natural wonders these two amazing national parks have to offer.
The Devil’s Garden Loop Trail in Arches National Park has some of the park’s most outstanding scenery. Unfortunately for families with smaller kids, it is also one of the most difficult hikes within the park. This doesn’t mean that you need to stay away though; you can easily do a lot of this trail and enjoy some epic scenery along the way.
We spent 5 days in Zion National Park in mid-April with our two kids (who were 3 & 5 years old at the time). We love to go on family hikes to enjoy the beauty of nature, so Zion Canyon was ideal for us. A lot of people visit for just one day, but Zion is one of the best national parks in the USA, so if you are able, stay longer and enjoy the many great things to do in Zion NP.
The Lower Emerald Pool is an easy hike along a paved walking trail to an emerald pool of water being fed by a waterfall. After crossing the Virgin River on a fun half-moon bridge, the trail begins to climb slowly up the side of the mountain through a well-treed patch of forest.
If you are looking for an easy hike which has tons of epic scenery with very little effort required, try the Riverside Walk. Zion National Park is really showing off in this part of the national park.
The Weeping Rock Trail is a fun and easy Zion National Park hike. With a chance to get wet and also see beautiful wildflowers in one of Zion’s hanging gardens, this trail offers something for everyone in the family.