1.5-mile Pala Band of Indians Cultural and Nature Trail behind Pala Spa offers the public and hotel/casino guests, including children 6-and-over when accompanied by an adult, the enjoyment of hiking and outdoor exercise in the solitude and splendor of the Palomar Mountains.
The Nature Trail is open from dawn to dusk and begins with a traditional Labyrinth so hikers can meditate and prepare to experience nature. Labyrinths have been used by many cultures for thousands of years to promote mind and body relaxation. Adjacent to the Labyrinth is the first of five exercise stations to begin a complete physical workout. The stations are strategically placed throughout the Nature Trail and each offers a selection of 24 exercises.
The public and guests can register to enjoy the Nature Trail at the Guest Services desk located in the hotel lobby or at Pala Spa. They must sign a liability waiver.
Recommended dress is workout or hiking clothing with close-toed shoes. It is also recommended that hikers bring bottled water.
Snacks, sun screen, workout or hiking clothing and walking sticks also are available for purchase at Pala’s Impulse Gift Shop and at Pala Spa.