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.



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.


1/7/2018  Sunday
SAMUELSONS ROCKS - JOSHUA TREE NP

Moderate  |   5+ miles Elevation gain 200 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

Easy  hike.    Open desert,  ranch  ruins &  a  rocky  hill  with  sociopolitical  commentary  chiseled  on  several  rocks.  


1/8/2018  Monday
COACHELLA NATURE PRESERVE:COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE

Moderate  |   5-7 Miles:Elevation gain 500-1000 Ft.
Hike Leader(s): Kim  Glasgow  |  775-338-0221  | 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

Hike a scenic trail. Itinerary changes with each hike.  Each hike will be about 4 hours. 

Meet in main parking lot of Coachella Preserve


1/9/2018  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. 

Kim Nicol Trail in Desert Hot Springs. Help develop this new trail! This is a multiple day project possibly continuing through Friday. Call Gordon for sign up and details 760-219-7525


1/10/2018  Wednesday
ARABY-BERNS-CLARA BURGESS-WILDHORSE-MURRAY PEAK

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   10-12 miles. Elevation gain approx. 2500-3000
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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

This is a great hike with lots of gain.  No shade so lots of water needed on warm days.

we will need to keep an eye on the weather as rain is expected but clouds would be welcomed!


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


1/12/2018  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.


1/12/2018  Friday
RUBY LEE MINE SITE

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   6 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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Quiet little used trail across desert accessing old mining road to several site artifacts from 1930s including stonebuilding and an assortment of rusted treasures.  Area alive with jackrabbits and other desert creatures.  Hike provides a variey of terrain.

Moderate pace with gradual elevation gain.


1/13/2018  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

hiking boots


1/15/2018  Monday
GPS HIKE ** - WHITEWATER PRESERVE

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   3 miles . Elevation gain 200 feet
Hike Leader(s): Richard Siman  |  (951) 845-4609  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
Meet-Up Time: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  5

From  Whitewater  Preserve.    ** For  those  who  don't  have  a  GPS.    No  classroom  -  it's  all  on  foot.   GPS  &  map  provided.    This  will  emphasize  what  a  GPS  can  do  rather than  how  to  do  it.    Advantages and disadvantages of  various  features.  


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


1/15/2018  Monday
COACHELLA NATURE PRESERVE:COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE

Moderate  |   5-7 Miles:Elevation gain 500-1000 Ft.
Hike Leader(s): Kim  Glasgow  |  775-338-0221  | 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

Hike a scenic trail. Itinerary changes with each hike.  Each hike will be about 4 hours. 

Meet in main parking lot of Coachella Preserve


1/16/2018  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. 

Possibly back at the new Kim Nicol trail in Desert Hot Springs. Call Gordon for details and sign up 760-219-7525


1/17/2018  Wednesday
LOST HORSE MINE LOOP: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   7 miles. Elevation gain 1300 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Bernard and Herbie Rochet  |  (760) 656-1957  | 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

Historical hike to one of the largest gold mines and stamp mills in the Park and a scenic desert loop that passes other signs of small mining operations and many Joshua trees. Interesting geology features.

Meeting place will be confirmed when you call or email to join hike.


1/17/2018  Wednesday
SNOW CREEK TO PCT

Strenuous  |   10.4 miles. Elevation gain 2000 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: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  20

Great Views of the North Side of San Jacinto and the PCT going north.

Katie will co-lead the hike, bring water, food and proper clothing.


1/17/2018  Wednesday
SPEAKER EVENT: Frazier Haney of the Mojave Land Trust

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: 3:00PM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

Join Frazier Haney, Conservation Director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, to learn about the activities and volunteer opportunities at the MDLT.  The Trust has conserved over 70,000 acres of prime desert habitat.  Its Mission:  to protect the Mojave desert ecosystem.  Vision:  dark night skies, clear air and water, broad views and vistas, protecting native plants and animals.

Meet at the Palm Desert Library, 3-5 pm.

Members and guests welcome


1/18/2018  Thursday
PHOTO SECTION MEETING

Hike Leader(s): Gary Vandemark  |  (760) 321-5361  | 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

THIS IS JUST ANNOUNCEMENT.  NO NEED TO RESPOND TO THE 'HIKE LEADER' UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PHOTO SECTION.

The Photo Section meets at the Cathedral City Library, located at 33520 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City a little north of Dinah Shore.  It's an excellent venue with plenty of convenient parking.  We are a group of landscape photography enthusiasts that vary in experience from beginners to professionals, from phone cameras to heavy equipment.  We have interesting speakers at each meeting and member photo sharing.  It's open to Photo Section members and any member of the Coachella Valley Hiking Club, so come see what we do! 

The meetings last from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.


1/18/2018  Thursday
MURRAY PEAK FROM GARSTIN TRAIL: PALM SPRINGS

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 2200 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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

A not-so-little hill with fantastic views.


1/20/2018  Saturday
MISSION CREEK PCT LOOP

Strenuous  |   10 miles. 1360 ft gain and loss.
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

After passing through the gate at the Mission Creek Preserve west of Desert Hot Springs, we will hike from the Stonehouse to the San Gorgonio overlook, then down into Whitewater canyon, south in the wash to the PCT, and back on the PCT north to the Stonehouse.  

Christy Anderson will co-lead.


1/21/2018  Sunday
WEST SIDE LOOP - JOSHUA TREE NP

Moderate  |   5 mile loop. Elevtion gain 900 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

From  Black Rock trailhead.    Loops  around  the  west  side  mountain  group.    Passes  junctions  to  South  Peak  and  Hi  View  Nature  trails.  


1/22/2018  Monday
MONTHLY SOCIAL

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: 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.

Indian Springs Golf Club, Big Rock Pub. 79940 Westward Ho Drive, Indio


1/22/2018  Monday
COACHELLA NATURE PRESERVE:COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE

Moderate  |   5-7 Miles:Elevation gain 500-1000 Ft.
Hike Leader(s): Kim  Glasgow  |  775-338-0221  | 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

Hike a scenic trail. Itinerary changes with each hike.  Each hike will be about 4 hours. 

Meet in main parking lot of Coachella Preserve


1/22/2018  Monday
JOSHUA TREE, SMITH WATER CANYON

Moderate  |   8 miles, 1000 elevation gain, wash walking, some rock scrambling
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:  20

A wonderful new route through Joshua Tree!  This is a key exchange with one group starting in Yucca and the second starting from the park entrance near Samuelson's Rock.  We'll have plenty of time to explore the many philosophical thoughts carved in the rocks by John Samuelson in the 1920's.  The rest of the hike is in Smith Water Canyon.  This is an off trail hike with some spotty trails, but low grasses, lots of Joshua trees, and surrounded by beautiful rocks.  Long pants recommended.

key exchange; 10 hikers up from Yucca, 10 down from Samuelson's rocks. Lunch after in Joshua. Members only. Co leaders Bill Stewart and John Nixon.


1/23/2018  Tuesday
PHOTOGRAPHY SECTION FIELD TRIP: IMPERIAL SAND DUNES WILDERNESS AREA

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   2-3 miles / elevation gain 500ft
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: 2:00PM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

This is a Photography Section field trip to the North Algodones Wilderness portion of the Imperial Sand Dune Complex, near Glamis, CA. The intent of this trip is to capture photos of the dunes and vistas late in the day, taking advantage of late afternoon and twilight conditions. The dunes are a 2 hour drive from Palm Desert to an access point on HWY 78. From there, a short hike will land photographers on the north side of HWY 78, in the wilderness area which is closed to off-road vehicles. This area is extensive, but the trek in will be limited. Gas money is required, and we can opt for a quick dinner in Brawley on the way home.      

We will carpool from meeting location, meetup details will be confirmed by hike leader. Members only.


1/24/2018  Wednesday
MAYNARD MINE: PALM SPRINGS

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 2000 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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

This is a great winter hike. The climb up the slope is constant. Great Valley views in Indian Canyons and the distant peaks to the south. Bring food, water, good hiking boots. Entrance Fee into Indian Canyons.

Katie Peregrin will Co-lead. Entrance fee at the Indian Canyons gate.


1/24/2018  Wednesday
SOUTH & NORTH LYKKEN TRAILS, PALM SPRINGS

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   10.5 miles. Elevation gain 2800 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

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 Nancy Bone


1/25/2018  Thursday
JOHNNNY LANG CANYON - GARNET HILL LOOP

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   6 miles. Elevation gain 1000 ft
Hike Leader(s): Bernard and Herbie Rochet  |  (760) 656-1957  | 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

A loop through canyons and across plateaus near Quail Springs in JTNP. Short stretches of moderate (class 2) rock scrambling (mostly UP; a few DOWN), some off-trail hiking and some stony wash walking.  Beautiful views,  Johnny Lang's cabin site and Garnet Hill are highlights.

Meeting place to be confirmed by leader when you call or email to join hike.


1/26/2018  Friday
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.


1/27/2018  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.

hiking boots/pools for dry falls scrambling--moderate hike


1/27/2018  Saturday
GUADALUPE DOWN: HWY 74 TO LA QUINTA

Extremely Difficult!  |   15 miles. Elevation gain 2000 ft. Elevation loss 5500 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

This is an epic hike that will take 6-7 hours and should not be attempted by those with knees that can not take a significant down hill trek.  For the knee hardy, the views will be magnificent, and the cardio challenge will be much less than for the uphill jaunt, the way the hike is usually done.  

Trailgate after at Mary's in La Quinta Cove. Member only hike


1/28/2018  Sunday
HIKE LEADER TRAINING

Moderate  |   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: 1:00PM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

For new hike leaders and refresher for experienced leaders (and wanna be hike leaders), come learn about safety issues, snakes, how to handle emergency situations, emergencies common to the desert, etc.

Palm Desert Library, 1-3 pm. Gail Stewart to assist.


1/29/2018  Monday
COACHELLA NATURE PRESERVE:COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE

Moderate  |   5-7 Miles:Elevation gain 500-1000 Ft.
Hike Leader(s): Kim  Glasgow  |  775-338-0221  | 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

Hike a scenic trail. Itinerary changes with each hike.  Each hike will be about 4 hours. 

Meet in main parking lot of Coachella Preserve


1/29/2018  Monday
GUNSITE BOULDERING/JOSHUA TREE

Extremely Difficult!  |   Bouldering and rock scrambling. Some exposure to drop offs. 3 miles ad 1000ft gain
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:  10

Approach shoes recommended.  Gloves with rough surface will save shredding palms!  Knee pads are nice but optional. Light pack, pants and hat with short brim.

Bouldering in very different from hiking.  You must be a member of the CVHC.  

Hike takes about 4 hours and the drive is an hour each way.

Co leader Bill Stewart.


1/30/2018  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. 

Hopalong trail above Big Horn. Call Gordon for details and sign up 760-219-7525


1/31/2018  Wednesday
MECCA BY MOON LIGHT: HIDDEN SPRINGS

Moderate  |   4.5 miles. Elevation gain 400 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Ron Chang  |  760-671-4785  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: Time not selected   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-

Beautiful moon lit trail and wash trek to Hidden Springs, a magical destination lit by nature and her friends. Return by way of Sheep Hole Oasis. Bring a chair, beverage of choice and share a campfire after the hike...and maybe a surprise or two. 

 

I will get the details to you later, just want to give you a heads-up so you can put the date on your calendar.


1/31/2018  Wednesday
NORTH VIEW/MAZE/WINDOW ROCK LOOP: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 1300 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Bernard and Herbie Rochet  |  (760) 656-1957  | 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

A scenic winding trail with great rock formations. Moderately steep at first before levelling out through the Maze and the loop around Window Rock. Minimum wash walking.  A great way to experience many of the geological and natural features of Joshua Tree National Park on one trail.

Meeting place will be confirmed when you call or email to join hike.


2/3/2018  Saturday
SPLIT ROCK SLOT CANYON WALKABOUT
   
 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   4-5 miles. Flat. No elevation gain.
Hike Leader(s): Philip Ferranti  |  (760) 345-6234  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
Meet-Up Time: 9:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

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.

call hike leader @ 760-345-6234 to register for hike


2/4/2018  Sunday
SHORT LOOP PLUS - JOSHUA TREE NP

Moderate  |   6 miles Elevation gain 800 feet
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

From  Black  Rock  visitor  center.    We  will  use  parts  of  the  Short  Loop,  Canyon  View  and  Burnt  Hill  trails  and  a  few  washes  to  make  a  loop.    Some  sand  walking  and  a  moderately  steep  section.    No  entry  fee.


2/5/2018  Monday
COACHELLA NATURE PRESERVE:COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE

Moderate  |   5-7 Miles:Elevation gain 500-1000 Ft.
Hike Leader(s): Kim  Glasgow  |  775-338-0221  | 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

Hike a scenic trail. Itinerary changes with each hike.  Each hike will be about 4 hours. 

Meet in main parking lot of Coachella Preserve


2/7/2018  Wednesday
WEST FORK TO ANDREAS CANYON: PALM SPRINGS

Strenuous  |   10 miles. Elevation gain 2500 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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

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.

Katie Peregrin will Co-lead. Entrance fee at the Indian Canyons gate.


2/8/2018  Thursday
LYKKEN TRAIL (RAMON ROAD TO THE TABLES): PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   4 miles. Elevation gain 1,000 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

A Classic hike in Palm Springs that gets your heart pumping from the 1,000 ft. elevation gain in 2 miles and views of the valley.


2/9/2018  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.


2/10/2018  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.

hiking boots/pools for rock scrambling--moderate hike


2/12/2018  Monday
COACHELLA NATURE PRESERVE:COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE

Moderate  |   5-7 Miles:Elevation gain 500-1000 Ft.
Hike Leader(s): Kim  Glasgow  |  775-338-0221  | 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

Hike a scenic trail. Itinerary changes with each hike.  Each hike will be about 4 hours. 

Meet in main parking lot of Coachella Preserve


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.


2/13/2018  Tuesday
WATHIER LANDING:WHITEWATER/MISSION CREEK

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   13 miles. Elevation gain 2000 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Bernard and Herbie Rochet  |  (760) 656-1957  | 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

Trail leads from Stone House (Mission Creek Preserve) to San Gorgonio Overlook, then to Landing (lunch there) and back to Stone House. Good desert scenery.

Meeting place will be confirmed by leader when you call or email to join hike.


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


2/14/2018  Wednesday
SPEAKER EVENT: HIKING IN COLORADO

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: 3:00PM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

Joiin Philip Ferranti, author of "140 Great Hikes in and near Palm Springs", and Rich Peregrin, Vice President of the Coachella Valley Hiking Club, for a delightful afternoon of stories and slides from their many hiking trips in Colorado.  They will share slides of hikes on the prairie, in the foothills and High Country, on country roads, and of the fall foliage.

Meet at Palm Desert Library, 3-5 pm. Members and guests welcome.


2/15/2018  Thursday
PHOTO SECTION MEETING

Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Randell  |  (760) 218-0110  | 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

THIS IS JUST ANNOUNCEMENT.  NO NEED TO RESPOND TO THE 'HIKE LEADER' UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PHOTO SECTION.

The Photo Section meets at the Cathedral City Library, located at 33520 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City a little north of Dinah Shore.  It's an excellent venue with plenty of convenient parking.  We are a group of landscape photography enthusiasts that vary in experience from beginners to professionals, from phone cameras to heavy equipment.  We have interesting speakers at each meeting and member photo sharing.  It's open to Photo Section members and any member of the Coachella Valley Hiking Club, so come see what we do! 

Meetings are from 4:00-5:30 PM.


2/17/2018  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:  20

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 14 at 5pm to give the hike leaders time to talk to all participants about car shuttling.


2/17/2018  Saturday
GUNSITE BOULDERING/JOSHUA TREE

Extremely Difficult!  |   Bouldering and rock scrambling. Some exposure to drop offs. 3 miles ad 1000ft gain
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

Approach shoes recommended.  Gloves with rough surface will save shredding palms!  Knee pads are nice but optional. Light pack, pants and hat with short brim.

Bouldering in very different from hiking.  You must be a member of the CVHC.  

Hike takes about 4 hours and the drive is an hour each way.

This bouldering plan may change to Astro-dome combined with Hall of Horrors. All great choices!


2/18/2018  Sunday
SAWTOOTH NORTH - PIONEERTOWN

Moderate  |   6 miles Elevation gain 500 feet
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

From  Pioneertown  parking.  There  is  a  flat  1.5  mile  entry  trail.   Then  up  the  north  hills  for the  view  and  loop  back  partly  in  a  wash.


2/19/2018  Monday
COACHELLA NATURE PRESERVE:COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE

Moderate  |   5-7 Miles:Elevation gain 500-1000 Ft.
Hike Leader(s): Kim  Glasgow  |  775-338-0221  | 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

Hike a scenic trail. Itinerary changes with each hike.  Each hike will be about 4 hours. 

Meet in main parking lot of Coachella Preserve


2/21/2018  Wednesday
ART SMITH - HOPALONG CASSIDY LOOP: PALM DESERT

Strenuous  |   8 miles. Elevation gain 1800 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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  20

Great views of the valley

Katie Peregrin will Co-lead. Entrance fee at the Indian Canyons gate.


2/22/2018  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:  No Limit


2/22/2018  Thursday
ARROYO SALADO & FISH CREEK CANYON 4WD TRAILS/ANZA BORREGO STATE PARK

Easy walking to photo opportunities on 4WD trails.
Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Randell  |  (760) 218-0110  | 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 a Field Trip with the CVHC Photo Section.  All members are welcome. These trails are driving trails that wend thru scenic canyons.  We will find palm oases, historical landmarks, interesting concretions called 'the Pumpkin Patch' and walk around the Wind Caves at Fish Creek Canyon.  Only short walks to take photos.  It's an all day event so bring a lunch and we'll stop in Borrego Springs for dinner before returning home.  Limited to the amount of 4WD vehicles that sign up.  *The driving requires a 4WD because of the sandy washes.  


2/23/2018  Friday
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.


2/24/2018  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

hiking boots good


2/26/2018  Monday
COACHELLA NATURE PRESERVE:COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE

Moderate  |   5-7 Miles:Elevation gain 500-1000 Ft.
Hike Leader(s): Kim  Glasgow  |  775-338-0221  | 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

Hike a scenic trail. Itinerary changes with each hike.  Each hike will be about 4 hours. 

Meet in main parking lot of Coachella Preserve


2/28/2018  Wednesday
COVINGTON LOOP: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   6.5 miles. Elevation gain 700 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Bernard and Herbie Rochet  |  (760) 656-1957  | 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

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.

Meeting place will be confirmed when you call or email to join hike.


2/28/2018  Wednesday
SAWTOOTH CONNECTOR TO CHAPAROSA PEAK

Strenuous  |   8.5 miles. Elevation gain 2200 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

The Sawtooth Mountain Loop connector to Chaparosa Peak is a one-way hike requiring a relatively short car shuttle near Pioneertown.  We will be joined by Tom Kayne who has lived in this area for many years, explored by foot nearly every inch of the rocky cowboy scenery, and is the founder of this hike.  

Christy Anderson will co-lead.


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.


3/7/2018  Wednesday
SPITLER PEAK: GARNER VALLEY

Strenuous  |   11.3 miles. Elevation gain 2600 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: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  20
Please call if you have not hiked with me before. 360-791-7333 Katie co-hike leader


3/7/2018  Wednesday
VIEW LOOP TRAIL: WHITEWATER PRESERVE

Moderate  |   3.5 miles. Elevation gain 800 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

Moderat loop at the preserve, great views, great flowers in season


3/10/2018  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.

hiking boots/pools for dry falls scrambling--moderate hike


3/13/2018  Tuesday
BALD MT./GARNER VALLEY WALKABOUT

Moderate  |   4-5 miles. Easy and flat.
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

High meadowlands mixed forest, great mountain views makes this outing a must.


3/13/2018  Tuesday
VIEW LOOP TRAIL: WHITEWATER PRESERVE

Moderate  |   3.5 miles. Elevation gain 800 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

Moderat loop at the preserve, great views, great flowers in season


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


3/14/2018  Wednesday
PHOTO SECTION MEETING

Hike Leader(s): Suzanne Randell  |  (760) 218-0110  | 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

THIS IS JUST ANNOUNCEMENT.  NO NEED TO RESPOND TO THE 'HIKE LEADER' UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PHOTO SECTION.

The Photo Section meets at the Cathedral City Library, located at 33520 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City a little north of Dinah Shore.  It's an excellent venue with plenty of convenient parking.  We are a group of landscape photography enthusiasts that vary in experience from beginners to professionals, from phone cameras to heavy equipment.  We have interesting speakers at each meeting and member photo sharing.  It's open to Photo Section members and any member of the Coachella Valley Hiking Club, so come see what we do! 

Meetings are from 4:00-5:30 PM


3/19/2018  Monday
ANZA-BORREGO: PALM CANYON AND THE SLOT

Moderate  |   3.6 miles for Canyon loop. Elevation gain 600 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:  20

  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 near the Visitor's Center in Palm Canyon, turning around near the first oasis where new palms are emerging. There will be some rock scrambling.  After lunch on the patio at a 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!

1.5 hour drive from Indio to trailhead; approx. 150 miles round trip.


3/24/2018  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.

hiking boots/pools for rock scrambling


12/2/2018  Sunday
HIKE4HOPE 2018 INDIAN CANYONS, PALM SPRINGS

Moderate  |   Hike Leader(s): Terry Karsen  |  (760) 423-3262  | EMAIL HIKE LEADER
PLEASE CALL, NOT EMAIL, IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH THIS LEADER BEFORE.
Meet-Up Time: Time not selected   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit

 

Come one come all to the 2018  HIKE4HOPE  day in the Indian Canyons, Palm Springs

Choose from a variety of hikes

Suppport The City of Hope Women's Cancer Research

Check web site at www.hike4hope.com for information concerning the available hikes and registration.

SAVE THE DATE HIKE4HOPE DECEMBER 2, 2018