Coachella Valley Hiking club
Coachella Valley Hiking club
Desert and Mountain Hiking in the Palm Springs Area
Discover the beauty of the Coachella Valley and Beyond
Discover the beauty of the Coachella Valley and Beyond

About Us

The Coachella Valley Hiking Club was founded in 1992 by Philip Ferranti. Our goal is to offer a wide range of guided day hikes to a variety of beautiful locations in the low desert and in the surrounding mountains. We have a membership of several hundred hikers that includes both year-round residents and seasonal snowbirds. Our hike leaders are friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced.

We offer hikes year round for hikers of all abilities, from 2-3 hour easy interpretive rambles to 6-8 hour fast-paced strenuous workouts. During the cooler months of October to May, we trek at all elevations from below sea level to almost 12,000 feet on our nearby peaks. During the hot months of June to September, hikes are fewer in number and focus on cooler, higher altitude venues.
The club hosts monthly evening socials at local restaurants, as well as special events for members such as talks by plant and wildlife experts, wilderness safety instruction, and slide shows by hikers reporting their amazing trail adventures.


New Members Welcome!

Check this website for all our exciting hikes and events!!

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Meet our hike leaders

Our hike leaders are passionate for the great outdoors and are always eager to help others discover what Coachella Valley and surrounding areas have to offer.

CVHC Executive Committee

Joellen Leifer
Email Officer

Richard Peregrin VP, Hike Leader Coordinator
Email Officer

Mary Settle
Membership Coordinator
Email Officer

Gary Vandemark
Website Coordinator
Email Officer

Christy Anderson
Email Officer

Shirl Donahue
Social Events Coordinator
Email Officer

Patti Jones
Email Officer

Barbara Brown
Hike Leader
Email Officer

Philip Ferranti
Club Founder
Speakers Bureau
Email Officer

Robert Kwok
Trail Maintenance Coordinator
Email Officer