Hiking

At the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, we celebrate the desert in all its beauty and all that it has to offer. We encourage you to step outside and get to know the wonders in your own backyard!

The IVDM operates and has partnered with a number of local groups to provide safe, responsible, and supervised opportunities to hike and explore our local region and its treasures.

For those just getting started (or looking to get back into it), we encourage you to consider the IVDM Lowlanders hiking program -- a hiking group for beginners to get out and explore through short, 2-mile, flatland experiences.

For the more adventurous and experienced, please check out our partner: the Jacumba Hikers!

IVDM LOWLANDERS

The IVDM Lowlanders is a hiking program geared toward new hikers.

Come join us twice a month, every-other Sunday, as we explore and experience the Imperial Valley through short, 2-3 mile flatland hikes.

Our hikes begin at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum (unless otherwise stated), leaving at 8 am and returning about noon.

JACUMBA HIKERS

Jacumba Hikers meet every Saturday across the fall and winter months.

Our hikes begin at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum (unless otherwise stated), leaving at 8 am and returning in the afternoon.

Hiking Guidelines & Safety Tips

The Deserts of Southern California are beautiful but dangerous. We ask that all hikers, explorers, and off-roaders know their limits!

The IVDM Lowlanders and Jacumba Hikers require you know and follow specific guidelines and safety tips to ensure a safe and fun hike.

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