Our Mission:

To enrich lives by providing quality programs and facilities that connect people to nature and each other. 

Vision: To inspire and empower individuals to be environmental and social agents of change.

Creepy Crepuscular Crawl

5k, 10k, & 100k ultra run/walk/hike/wheel or 3 mile & 30 mile cycling options. Registration $15 and includes a digital race bib and finisher’s medal + PDF directions for conducting Pathfinder Ranch’s beloved night hike activities at home


Virtual Resources

In this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, when our facilities and programs remain closed or at limited capacity for the safety of our communities, we think our mission and vision are of no less importance. That’s why we’re excited to release our virtual and distance learning options – each designed to help you and your loved ones connect with nature and each other, all from the comfort of your own home.

Health and Safety

The recent emergence of COVID-19 is of increasing concern. As with the flu or any other seasonal illness, we take the concerns and safety of our visitors very seriously and will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to promote safety through proper cleaning, careful observation, and transparent communication.

Based on CDC recommendations, we focus on prevention through frequent handwashing, sterilization of common surfaces, and quick reporting of health concerns.

Given the amount of information being shared, we encourage everyone to seek out reliable sources with up to date information such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Should any developments occur that affect your current or future time with us, we will notify you or your group immediately.  

Thank you for doing your part in keeping our communities safe and healthy.

Outdoor recreation benefits everyone!

Did you know that outdoor recreation can prevent or reduce stress as well as improve self-esteem, confidence, and creativity? Check out our programs to learn how you can get more outdoor recreation in your life! 

Finding New Connections

Nestled against the San Jacinto Mountains in Garner Valley, Pathfinder Ranch provides visitors of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to relax, reflect, and reconnect. 

Pathfinder Ranch was founded in 1964 to provide an escape from the desert summer heat for the of Palm Springs. We have since grown to provide Camps, Outdoor Education, and Retreat Rental programs – all while staying true to our mission to connect people to nature and each other.

Pathfinder Ranch is easily accessible from surrounding cities such as Palm Springs, Temecula, and Hemet. However, our location next to the San Bernardino National Forest also provides stunning vistas, incredible views of the night sky, and access to open, natural spaces.

Pathfinder Ranch is a 501(c)(3) corporation and is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA).

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