“We have survived the sweltering desert summer heat—as well as that awful August/September humidity—and it is finally time to get back out there on the trails to enjoy this perfect time of the year!

One of the most majestic, off-the-beaten-path and adventurous trails in our area is located in the hills along the eastern Coachella Valley: Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon Trail. A few years back, I hiked this trail with a group of friends for the first time—and I was in awe! I had absolutely no idea that anything like this even existed here in the desert. I can assure you that my words will not do it justice: It’s definitely a must-hike!

The Ladder Canyon and Painted Canyon Trail is a moderate 4.5-mile loop trail…”

[Read the full article at cvindependent.com]