Hiking gaining popularity in Coachella Valley

Tourism experts have noticed a growing trend where people are spending their time

POSTED: 05:13 PM PST Feb 26, 2013    UPDATED: 05:15 PM PST Feb 26, 2013 
PALM DESERT, CALIF. -

What comes to mind when you think of spending your recreational time in the Coachella Valley?

The Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau has noticed a growing trend where people are spending their time and it may be a surprise. Hiking is gaining popularity all over the valley with both locals and visitors.

There are a wide range of trails for people of all skill levels to enjoy the outdoor scenery.

As beautiful as it is on the trails it also can be very dangerous. Take necessary and proper precautions, don't overexert yourself, wear proper clothing, bring water and a snack and it would probably be wise to have a friend along side.