Mission Creek Preserve, Desert Hot Springs

By: DogTrekker Staff
Dog at the desert

Mission Creek Preserve is a dog-friendly paradise, with plenty of hiking trails perfect for both you and your four-legged companion.

Take in views of the colorful painted hills, Mount San Gorgonio, and other natural wonders as you explore the 4,760 acres of land. The two of you will feel surrounded by nature’s beauty as you trek along the trails, spotting endangered species like the least Bell’s vireo, southwest willow flycatcher, tanagers and vermillion flycatchers. Keep an eye out for deer, bear, big horn sheep and mountain lions as well.

Explore a piece of Greater Palm Springs history at the Mission Creek Stonehouse. This remnant of the area’s ranch days features informational exhibits, picnic areas and restrooms, so you can bring lunch and make it a full day of exploring the Preserve.