hike schedule

How to register for a hike:

  1. Call or email the hike leader to sign up for a hike.  If the leader is confident that you are able to do the hike, the leader will give you the hike meetup location and other instructions.
  2. If you have not hiked with the leader before, please call rather than email the leader.
  3. Phone leaders no earlier than 9 am and no later than 6 pm.
  4. To cancel after signing up, call or email the leader at least the day before the hike.
  5. Note that some hikes have a maximum participant limit and that there are varying time deadlines for signing up. 
  6. If you are a passenger carpooling to a trailhead, please pay the driver 10 cents per mile to cover gas, etc.
  7. HIKING BOOTS WITH GOOD TREAD AND ADEQUATE DRINKING WATER ARE REQUIRED. 
    Hats and sunscreen are strongly recommended. 
CAREFULLY REVIEW THE TEN ESSENTIALS    |   Thank you and Happy Hiking.  ►

  • Moderate hikes = (0 - 500 feet, 4-7 miles)
  • Strenuous hikes = (500 – 1,800 feet, 6 – 10 miles)
  • Extremely Difficult: = More than 1800 ft. of elevation gain and more than 10 miles in length.

    The above are general guidelines.  A hike leader may deviate when, for example, a hike has difficult footing or involves climbing boulders.



11/13/2017  Monday
TAHQUITZ PEAK LOOP: IDYLLWILD

Strenuous  |   13 miles. Elevation gain 3200 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Finnan  |  (760) 610-5960  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Start at Humber Park and ascend steep switchbacks for 2.5 miles on the Devil's Slide Trail. The beautiful views are worth it! At the top, Saddle Junction, continue on to Tahquitz Peak. The lookout tower is a point of interest. Descend the other side on the Southridge Trail, returning to the cars on the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail. 

Fast paced. Nancy Bone will co-lead.


11/14/2017  Tuesday
PIPES CANYON LOOP

Moderate  |   7 Miles, Elevation gain 900 feet
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Pringle  |  (360) 561-1165  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

From  Pipes  Canyon  trailhead.    West  in  Pipes  Canyon  for  2.5  miles,    then  south  up  a  steep,  recently  repaired  trail  to  a  south  viewpoint.    Return  east  on  the  upper  trail.  

Call if haven't hiked with leader before, otherwise email or text ok. 360-561-1165, moderate pace.


11/15/2017  Wednesday
BOO HOFF, LA QUINTA COVE

Strenuous  |   10-11 miles. Elevation gain 2500 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Settle  |  (760) 564-5370  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15
Start at the top of the Cove and take Boo Hoff Trail. Out and back. Includes one section down a dry waterfall; some scrambling. Trailgate after at Mary's


11/15/2017  Wednesday
UTAH CANYONS OVERLOOK
   
 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   4 + miles Elevation gain 200 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Philip Ferranti  |  (760) 345-6234  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

Scenic view from atop Mecca Hills. Stunning colorful geological vistas. Bring cameras.

call hike leader 760-345-6234 to register cameras a must!!


11/17/2017  Friday
BEAR CREEK: LA QUINTA

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   9 miles. Elevation gain 2400 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Ellen Burns  |  (503) 703-8907  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Hike to oasis. This trail offers panoramic views in every direction. After about 2 miles on the trail, and on a clear day you can see the Salton Sea and most of the Coachella Valley. The views of La Quinta and the hills and rocks of the area are beautiful. On this trail, you feel isolated from the hustle and bustle of the valley below.

Lunch on the trail.


11/18/2017  Saturday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

CVHC organizes club members to volunteer at places we often hike, to help maintain and improve trails we use. 

National Public Land Day, La Quinta Cove. Call Gordon Fiedler 760-219-7525 for details and sign up


11/18/2017  Saturday
RATTLESNAKE CANYON JOSHUA TREE

Extremely Difficult!  |   Bouldering, not a hike. Rock scrambling.
Hike Leader(s): Mark Benson  |   | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

This is about an hour drive from Palm Springs.  It takes 2 hrs to get to the top, lunch, then 2 hours down.  This is not for anyone afraid of heights or steep drops.  Approach shoes and gloves advised.


11/19/2017  Sunday
PEAK 4389 - JOSHUA TREE NP

Moderate  |   6 miles Elevation gain 600 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Richard Siman  |  (951) 845-4609  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

This  hill  is  west  of  the  Boy  Scout  trail  and  east  of  the  Window  Rock  trail.    It  is  a  good  lunch  peak  with  360  views.      A  lot  of  off  trail.   Entry  fee.


11/20/2017  Monday
MONTHLY SOCIAL

 Newly Added Hike
Hike Leader(s): CV Hiking Club   |   | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 4:00PM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

Come mingle with your fellow CVHC members at our monthly socials held the third Monday of every month at various restaurants/venues throughout the Coachella Valley.  New members especially welcomed to mix with others and share trail stories and new adventures.  Specific details provided each month.  Please respond by EVITE invitation.

Social at Elixir at V Hotel, Palm Springs. Look for evite to RSVP.


11/20/2017  Monday
DEER SPRINGS TRAIL TO STRAWBERRY JUNCTION: IDYLLWILD

Strenuous  |   10.4 miles. Elevation gain 2000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Hike past the cut-off for Suicide Rock and climb to the PCT campground Strawberry Valley.

Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. No calls from Canadian phones. Mary Finnan will co lead


11/21/2017  Tuesday
PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE: BIG MORONGO PRESERVE

Moderate  |   3 miles, 500ft elevation gain
Hike Leader(s): Craig Toms  |  (760) 902-7766  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

This is a photography hike sponsored by the Photo Section of the club. The main objectives of this hike are capturing images of fall foliage and birds/wildlife, so the pace is slow, with a lot of stopping along the way.     

We will carpool from meeting location, members only


11/24/2017  Friday
ARABY-BERNS-SHANNON LOOP: PALM SPRINGS
   
Moderate  |   7 miles. Elevation gain 1000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Ed Woodson  |  (760) 770-2800  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

See Bob Hope's house. Great views of Palm Springs and the valley.


11/25/2017  Saturday
YUCCA PEAK: WHITEWATER CANYON

Strenuous  |   9 miles. Elevation gain 1800 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Marc and Mardi Lavertu  |  760-656-7720  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Up the Pacific Crest Trail.  Medium steep.  Good local views.  Flowers in season.

Moderate pace


11/25/2017  Saturday
EAGLE CANYON LOOP: PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   3 miles. Elevation gain 800 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mike Ovesen  |  (206) 618-4437  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Hike to hidden palm oasis.

rock scrambling requires hiking shoes


11/26/2017  Sunday
BIG SPLIT ROCK CANYON WALKABOUT

Moderate  |   4-5 miles. Flat. No elevation gain.
Hike Leader(s): Philip Ferranti  |  (760) 345-6234  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

Easy and flat. Spectacular slot canyon into the San Andreas Fault.  Gloves and long pants suggested.  Helpful to have 4 wd/SUV vehicle. Real "up close" earthquake, geology hike . . . fun, adventurous. Cameras! Slot canyon requires some scrambling of 2-4 feet. Claustaphobic narrow slot canyon; be advised.

Meet time will be confirmed after talking to hike leader


11/27/2017  Monday
GOLD HILL - OUT AND BACK

Moderate  |   7.5 miles. Elevation gain1600 ft.
Hike Leader(s): John  Green  |  (760) 341-6176  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Gold Hill is located in Garner Valley, an area up Hwy 74 known for its large acreage horse ranches. The hike will border several ranches with a gradual climb to Gold Hill, an abandoned mining site with old mine shafts, mining equipment and a reminants of miner's shacks to explore.  Photographers welcome.  The pace will be moderate.

Christy Anderson will co-lead.


11/28/2017  Tuesday
MISSION CREEK TO PCT NORTH

Moderate  |   10 miles. Elevation gain 1500 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Pringle  |  (360) 561-1165  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Hike a piece of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mission Creek Preserve located just west of Hwy 62 and north of I-10.  Fabulous views of our valley and San Gorgonio Peak.  

Call if haven't hiked with leader before, otherwise email or text ok. 360-561-1165


11/28/2017  Tuesday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

CVHC organizes club members to volunteer at places we often hike, to help maintain and improve trails we use. 

Cactus Springs in Pinyon. Meet at the Visitor Center Hwy 74 to carpool. Call Gordon Fiedler 760-219-7525 for details and sign up


11/29/2017  Wednesday
MAGNESIA FALLS TO ART SMITH TRAILHEAD HIGHWAY 74

Extremely Difficult!  |   12 miles. Elevation gain 2800 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Richard Peregrin  |  (360) 791-7333  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Hike through canyons and palm groves. Climb dry waterfalls. Colorful rock formations. Potential to see Bighorn sheep. Car shuttle required.

meet time will be confirmed after talking to hike leader


11/30/2017  Thursday
CHUCKWALLA LOOP: RANCHO MIRAGE
   
Moderate  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 1000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Ed Woodson  |  (760) 770-2800  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10


12/1/2017  Friday
COVINGTON LOOP: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Moderate  |   6.5 miles. Elevation gain 700 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Ellen Burns  |  (503) 703-8907  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Lovely hike through varied desert landscapes (Joshua trees; chaparral; pinyon-juniper scrub, etc.). Some scrambling (easy-to-moderate) DOWN several dry waterfalls in a beautiful canyon.

2 mph pace, lunch on the trail, bring 10 essentials, 3 liters of H20


12/2/2017  Saturday
SAN BERNADINO PEAK TRAIL

Strenuous  |   16 miles, Gain 4,702
Hike Leader(s): Joellen Leifer  |  (913) 302-3860  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

Based on our interests and energy level, we may or may not, go to the Peak.

Turnaround at Columbine Spring, or Limber Pine Bench(5.8mi) is also a possibility. The trail climbs steeply up a series of switchbacks over sharp rocky ridges with gorgeous views to San Gorgonio, Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear. 

might just get to lumber pine due to darkness. hike time will be confirmed once signed up.


12/3/2017  Sunday
PYRAMID CANYON: MECCA HILLS
   
 Newly Added Hike
   This is a Dog Friendly Hike
Moderate  |   5 miles, Flat
Hike Leader(s): Philip Ferranti  |  (760) 345-6234  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

Thanksgiving day hike! Pre-Turkey burn! Great for kids too. See the effects of massive flash flood. Exotic colorful canyon hike with NOT a Thanksgiving Day hike. Phone hike leader to register 760-345-6234 Cameras! Meet @ 8:30am


12/3/2017  Sunday
SCOUT WEST : JOSHUA TREE NP

Moderate  |   6+ miles. Elevation gain 300 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Richard Siman  |  (951) 845-4609  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Boy  Scout  trailhead.  This is an off-trail walk around some photogenic boulder piles.   No climbing or scrambling.    Entry  fee.


12/4/2017  Monday
INDIAN CANYONS : PALM SPRINGS

Extremely Difficult!  |   13 Miles. Elevation gain 2400 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Finnan  |  (760) 610-5960  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Hike some of the more challenging and isolated segments of the trails in Indian Canyons. Vandeventer/Hahn Buena Vista/Dunn Road/East Fork Trails.

Fast paced. Nancy Bone will co-lead. Entry fee.


12/5/2017  Tuesday
COFFMAN TRAIL TO MURRAY CANYON LOOP, INDIAN CANYONS: PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 800 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Pringle  |  (360) 561-1165  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15
Call if haven't hiked with leader before, otherwise email or text ok. Meeting place provided by leader by call or email/text. 360-561-1165. Moderate pace. Entry fee.


12/6/2017  Wednesday
WEST FORK TO ANDREAS CANYON: PALM SPRINGS

Strenuous  |   10 miles. Elevation gain 2500 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Joellen Leifer  |  (913) 302-3860  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

Entrance fee for Indian Canyons. Shuttle required for this heart throbbing, water crossing, view stopping and mountain stroll. Get views of Coachella Valley, Indian Canyons Palm Groves and San Jacinto Peak.

meet time will be confirmed after talking to hike leader


12/6/2017  Wednesday
LADDER/PAINTED CANYON (MECCA)

Moderate  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 600 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Ellen Burns  |  (503) 703-8907  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

A must see venture through narrow canyons accessed by ladders.

Lunch on the trail.


12/7/2017  Thursday
WILD HORSE VIA THEILMAN TRAIL: PALM SPRINGS
   
Moderate  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 1,200 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Ed Woodson  |  (760) 770-2800  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit


12/9/2017  Saturday
BLACK MOUNTAIN - IDYLLWILD

Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 2600 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Joellen Leifer  |  (913) 302-3860  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

The trail begins just off Hwy. 243, a mere 45 minute drive from Palm Springs.  It offers a cool climb without having to drive all the way to Idyllwild.  The trail winds steeply through manzanita and pine, eventually reaching the Black Mountain Lookout tower.     

meet time will be confirmed after talking to hike leader


12/9/2017  Saturday
GOAT TRAILS TO ARABY/BERNS JUNCTION: PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   4 miles. Elevation gain 1,000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mike Ovesen  |  (206) 618-4437  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Some off-trail hiking

rock scrambling requires hiking shoes


12/11/2017  Monday
ART SMITH - HOPALONG CASSIDY LOOP: PALM DESERT

Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 1800 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Phyllis  Slater  |  (760) 668-4647  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Great views of the valley

Phone calls only, no emails! Nancy Bone will co-lead


12/13/2017  Wednesday
GROTTOS 1 and 2: OROCOPIA MOUNTAINS

Strenuous  |   8-10 miles. Elevation gain 1,500 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Ellen Burns  |  (503) 703-8907  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15
Lunch on the trail.


12/15/2017  Friday
SKYLINE - RESCUE 1 - ONE FOURTH OF THE WAY TO THE TRAM

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 2000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Bill and Barb Brown  |  503-544-9382  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

This is the first segment of the challenging hike to the Tram but requries making the steep return descent as well.  Only for those with sturdy knees.

Poles are helpful. Expect a brisk pace.


12/16/2017  Saturday
PUSHWALLA PALMS LOOP: COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE
   
Moderate  |   7 miles. Elevation gain 300 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Ed Woodson  |  (760) 770-2800  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

We will hike by/thru 3 Fan Palm Oases and return by the scenic ridge route.


12/17/2017  Sunday
BURNT HILL LOOP : JOSHUA TREE NP

Moderate  |   7 miles. Elevation gain 1000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Richard Siman  |  (951) 845-4609  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Black  Rock  trailhead.    This  is  the  least  arid  part  of  the  park.    Juniper  &  Joshua  Tree  area.    The  uphill  is  gradual.  No  entry  fee.


12/18/2017  Monday
MURRAY PEAK FROM VONS: PALM SPRINGS

Strenuous  |   6,25 miles. Elevation gain 1900 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Hike from the Von's Parking lot to Murray Peak. Great views of the valley and mountains.

Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. No calls from Canadian phones . Mary Finnan will co lead


12/19/2017  Tuesday
LYKKEN TRAIL (SOUTH) TO SECOND PICNIC TABLES

Strenuous  |   7.7 miles. 1750 feet elevation gain.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Pringle  |  (360) 561-1165  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15
Call if haven't hiked with leader before, otherwise email or text ok. Meeting place provided by leader by call or email/text. 360-561-1165. Moderate pace


12/20/2017  Wednesday
RYAN MOUNTAIN : JOSHUA TREE NP

Moderate  |   5 miles, 1200 feet elevation gain
Hike Leader(s): Ellen Burns  |  (503) 703-8907  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

From  Mt  Ryan  trailhead.    Up  to  peak,  then  off  trail  east  to  Sheep  Camp  area  &  return  on  trail.    Outstanding  views.   Entry fee.

2 mph pace, lunch on the trail, bring 10 essentials, 3 liters of H20


12/23/2017  Saturday
RAINBOW ROCK CANYON: WHITEWATER PRESERVE

Moderate  |   7 miles. Elevation gain 1000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mike Ovesen  |  (206) 618-4437  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Follow the PCT north from Whitewater ranger station to a side canyon. Trail leads past colorful rocks to a beautiful waterfall - possible stream crossings.

rock scrambling requires hiking shoes


12/23/2017  Saturday
SOUTH & NORTH LYKKEN TRAILS, PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   10.5 miles. Elevation gain 2800 ft
Hike Leader(s): Mary Settle  |  (760) 564-5370  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

One way starting at south lykken; shuttle hike.  Drop down near tahquitz canyon, walk along road to Ramon and start of north lykken.

Co leader, Joellen Leifer. Member only hike.


12/27/2017  Wednesday
SKYLINE TRAIL HALFWAY UP: PALM SPRINGS

 Newly Added Hike
Extremely Difficult!  |   10 miles. Elevation gain and loss 4000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Bill and Barb Brown  |  503-544-9382  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10
Expect a fast pace for this challenging and dramatic hike. Poles recommended.


12/30/2017  Saturday
EAST FORK TRAIL: INDIAN CANYONS

Moderate  |   7-8 Miles. Elevation gain 1400ft
Hike Leader(s): John  Green  |  (760) 341-6176  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Hike through Indian Canyons on a loop trail, climb dry waterfalls and return on Vandeventer.

Christy Anderson will co-lead.


1/1/2018  Monday
BEAR CREEK: LA QUINTA

Strenuous  |   9 miles. Elevation gain 2400 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Finnan  |  (760) 610-5960  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Hike to oasis. This trail offers panoramic views in every direction. After about 2 miles on the trail, and on a clear day you can see the Salton Sea and most of the Coachella Valley. The views of La Quinta and the hills and rocks of the area are beautiful. On this trail, you feel isolated from the hustle and bustle of the valley below.

Fast paced. Nancy Bone will co-lead.


1/2/2018  Tuesday
ART SMITH TO THE 2ND OASIS: PALM DESERT

Moderate  |   6.3 miles. Elevation gain 1400 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Pringle  |  (360) 561-1165  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Explore first two oases.  Nice hike wih nice views.

Call if haven't hiked with leader before, otherwise email or text ok. Meeting place provided by leader by call or email/text. 360-561-1165. Moderate pace


1/10/2018  Wednesday
ART SMITH - HOPALONG CASSIDY LOOP: PALM DESERT

Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 1800 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Great views of the valley

Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. No calls from Canadian phones. Fast Paced, Mary Finnan will co lead


1/15/2018  Monday
GROTTOS 1 and 2: OROCOPIA MOUNTAINS

Strenuous  |   8-10 miles. Elevation gain 1,500 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Misty  Carlson  |  (913) 302-3860  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-
meet time will be confirmed after talking to hike leader


1/20/2018  Saturday
EAST JOSHUA TREE CANYON WALK

Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 1400 ft.
Hike Leader(s): John  Green  |  (760) 341-6176  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

Hike through a series of canyons  with rainbow colored layers of sediment.  No entry fee for this hike which starts and ends at the far east side of Joshua Tree NP.  This hike will be moderate paced and is listed as strenuous primarily because some boulder scrambling in the canyons.  Photographers welcome.

Christy Anderson will co-lead.


2/12/2018  Monday
CAHUILLA PARK/HOPALONG/ART SMITH TRAILS: PALM DESERT

Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 2600 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Finnan  |  (760) 610-5960  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

Hike on good trail with dynamite valley views. Traverse past some of the most exclusive golf courses in the valley.

Fast paced. Nancy Bone will co-lead.


2/14/2018  Wednesday
ART SMITH TRAIL, PALM DESERT TO PALM SPRINGS

Extremely Difficult!  |   17 miles. Elevation gain 3350 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

This hike takes you through palm oasis, cross the upper reaches of Magnesia Canyon, then on to the Hahn Buena Vista Trail, Wildhorse Trail and home on the Garstin Trail. Panoramic views. This hike offers a grand tour through the heart of the wilderness.

Call if you have not hiked with this leader before. no calls from Canadian phones. Trail gate celebration at the end! Mary Finnan will co lead


2/24/2018  Saturday
PALM CANYON TO HWY 74 OR THE REVERSE

Extremely Difficult!  |   16 miles. 4500 ft. elevation gain; 1000 ft loss (or reverse)
Hike Leader(s): Christy Anderson  |  (760) 341-6176  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

Key exchange with one group going up and the other down. 

John Green will lead the down group and Christy the up group. Please sign up before Wednesday, Feb 21 at 5pm to give the hike leaders time to talk to all participants about car shuttling.


3/5/2018  Monday
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL NORTH TO MORRIS RANCH ROAD OR REVERSE

Strenuous  |   13 miles. 2000 ft up and 800 ft down.
Hike Leader(s): Mary Finnan  |  (760) 610-5960  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Gorgeous views of the high mountains on this trail in the pines.

This is a shuttle hike starting at either PCT North trailhead or Morris Ranch Road. Key exchange. Expect a brisk pace. Nancy Bone will co-lead.


3/12/2018  Monday
SAWTOOTH EAST: PIONEERTOWN

Moderate  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 1100 ft.
Hike Leader(s): John  Green  |  (760) 341-6176  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

1.5 mile flat entry walk, then south on the east side to lunch at a rock formation with a view. Return by same route.

We may do a loop rather than out and back, depending on trail conditions. Local self-taught botanist Tom Kayne will share his amazing knowledge of the flora and fauna along the way. Pace will be moderate. Photographers welcome. Christy Anderson will co-lead. Late lunch after the hike at the famous Pappy and Harriet's cafe.


3/14/2018  Wednesday
SPITLER PEAK: GARNER VALLEY

Strenuous  |   11.3 miles. Elevation gain 2600 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15
call if you have not hiked with this leader. No calls from Canadian phones. Fast paced. Mary Finnan will co-lead


3/26/2018  Monday
ANZA-BORREGO: PALM CANYON AND THE SLOT

Moderate  |   6 miles. Elevation gain 1000 ft. Plus 2 flat miles for The Slot
Hike Leader(s): Christy Anderson  |  (760) 341-6176  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

  The pace will be moderate and photographers are welcome.  Spring wildflowers could be prolific if the winter brings sufficient rain.  First, we will hike and out and back from the Visitor's Center in Palm Canyon, turning around near the third oasis or sooner if the group wants a shorter hike. After lunch at nearby restaurant, we will drive to The Slot -- a suberb example of badlands erosion where a very narrow path winds through sandstone walls rising as high as 50 feet. It is spectacular!

John Green will co-lead.