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.



2/11/2018  Sunday
OAK CANYON POTHOLES

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   8.5 miles. Elevation gain 1350 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

This strenuous 6-7 hour hike requires agility, flexibility and some scrambling experience to negotiate the boulders and vegetation that crowd sections of this remote canyon in the Queen Mountain area (JTNP). The reward at the end of the hike is a collection of water-sculpted, polished rock slabs full of deep potholes. Short side treks lead to a waterfall and to an overlook above the Wonderland of Rocks.


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

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   8 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:  10

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

Fast paced. No Canadian phone calls please.


2/13/2018  Tuesday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
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. 

Work on the Shannon Trail in Palm Springs. Call Gordon for details and signup at 760-219-7525


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
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.


2/14/2018  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


2/15/2018  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.


2/16/2018  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:  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.

2 mph pace, lunch on the trail, bring 10 essentials, 4 liters of H20


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
ASTRODOME

Extremely Difficult!  |   Bouldering in Joshua Tree, not hiking. Gloves, knee pads and courage suggested
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
We will also do Hall Of Horrors as it's the same area.


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.

RESCHEDULED TO NEXT SUNDAY 02/25/18


2/19/2018  Monday
MONTHLY SOCIAL

 Newly Added Hike
Hike Leader(s): Shirl Donahue  |  (908) 230-6199  | 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.

We will be at the new Kimpton Rowan Hotel in downtown Palm Springs


2/19/2018  Monday
RITZ RAMBLE: RANCHO MIRAGE

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   4 miles. Elevation gain 600 ft.
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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10
This is a modified version that is only 2 miles at a moderate pace. A great way to start the day!


2/19/2018  Monday
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.

fast pace call 913.302.3860 to join hike


2/20/2018  Tuesday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
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. 

Work on the East Indio Hills trail. Call Gordon for details and signup at 760-219-7525


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
PUSHAWALLA PALMS: COACHELLA VALLEY PRESERVE

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 200 ft.
Hike Leader(s): Charles Buck  |  651 303-6369  | 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 natural oasis.

Call phone number to register for this hike.


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
EUREKA PEAK: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Strenuous  |   10 miles. Elevation gain 2000 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
Black Rock trailhead. Low strenuous effort. About 2 miles of up-down ridge top hiking, some of it steep. 2 mph pace, lunch on the trail, bring 10 essentials, 4 liters of H20


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


2/25/2018  Sunday
SAWTOOTH NORTH - PIONEERTOWN

 Newly Added Hike
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.


2/26/2018  Monday
RITZ RAMBLE: RANCHO MIRAGE

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   4 miles. Elevation gain 600 ft.
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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10
This hike is a modified version at 2 miles at a moderate pace. A great way to start the day!


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


2/27/2018  Tuesday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
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. 

With the Wildflower Festival coming, work on trails at the Monument Center, with Hot Dogs afterwards! Call Gordon for details and sign up at 760-219-7525


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.


3/2/2018  Friday
WEST FORK TO ANDREAS CANYON: PALM SPRINGS

Strenuous  |   10 miles. Elevation gain 2500 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:  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.


3/3/2018  Saturday
PHOTO SECTION EXCURSION

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: Time not selected   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

An Excursion to photograph landscapes and natural places in the San Diego area March 3-5, two nights in a Carlsbad hotel.  Open to CVHC Photo Section members only.  Please contact Suzanne Randell for further details.


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.


3/5/2018  Monday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
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. 

Citizen Science day with the Wildlands Conservancy at either Pioneer Town or Mission Creek. Count and report on perennial plants at their two conservation areas. Tours afterwards as an option.


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


3/7/2018  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


3/8/2018  Thursday
JUNIPER FLATS / JOSHUA TREE NP

Moderate  |   7 miles / 500 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:  15

From  Juniper  Flats  trailhead.    Up  northwest  to  view  peaks,    then  down  west  to  a  wash.    Then  south  to  trail  &  return.    Pleasant  rolling  hills  area.

2 mph pace, lunch on the trail, bring 10 essentials, 4 liters of H20


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


3/11/2018  Sunday
TRAM TO HUMBER PARK VIA HIGH TRAIL, WILLOW CREEK, SADDLE JUNCTION

Moderate  |   8-9 miles, 1000 ft up, about 2000 down
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

Climbing from the tram to the newly opened Willow Creek junction, then about 2000 ft descent to Idyllwild via Saddle Junction.  This is a one-way hike requiring a shuttle from Humber Park back to the tram parking lot.

 

Members only. Tram fee required. Lunch after in Idyllwild.


3/12/2018  Monday
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
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. 

Citizen Science day with the Wildlands Conservancy at either Pioneer Town or Mission Creek. Count and report on perennial plants at their two conservation areas. Tours afterwards as an option.


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
CLUB TRAIL WORK DAY (WITHIN 1 HOUR OF COACHELLA VALLEY); ALL LEVELS.

Hike Leader(s): Nancy Bone  |  (952) 736-0886  | REQUIRED TO CALL LEADER TO JOIN THIS HIKE.
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. 

Citizen Science day with the Wildlands Conservancy at either Pioneer Town or Mission Creek. Count and report on perennial plants at their two conservation areas. Tours afterwards as an option.


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


3/16/2018  Friday
JOSHUA TREE NP: BOY SCOUT TRAIL & WILLOW HOLE

Extremely Difficult!  |   13 miles. 1900 ft ascent; 700 ft descent. Some slogging in sand.
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

The Boy Scout Trail from Indian Cove to its Keys West TH with an out-and-back to Willow Hole. This shuttle hike is a delightful sampler of Joshua Tree NP: the scenic canyon ascent leads to an open desert of Joshua trees while the side trail to Willow Hole enters the Wonderland of Rocks area.

2 mph pace, lunch on the trail, bring 10 essentials, 4 liters of H20


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.


3/21/2018  Wednesday
TRAM TO HUT (JUST BELOW SAN JACINTO PEAK)

Strenuous  |   10 miles round trip hike 3000 FT ELEVATION GAIM
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: 9:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  -SELECT MAX NUM HIKERS-


3/23/2018  Friday
CACTUS SPRINGS VIA HORSETHIEF CREEK

Strenuous  |   10 miles. Elevation gain 2500 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: 7:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  15

Hike past an abandoned dolomite mine at around 4000 ft. above sea level.


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


3/26/2018  Monday
BOO HOFF, LA QUINTA COVE

Strenuous  |   10-11 miles. Elevation gain 2500 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
Start at the top of the Cove and take Boo Hoff Trail. Out and back. 2 mph pace, lunch on the trail, bring 10 essentials, 4 liters of H20


3/28/2018  Wednesday
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: 8:00AM   |   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.     


4/7/2018  Saturday
WAGON WHEEL TRAIL
   
 Newly Added Hike
   This is a Dog Friendly Hike
Moderate  |   3.5miles 400 ft.loss
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

Enjoy a leisurley downhill hike following a 1880's cattle trail

into Garner Valley, with great views of Thomas Mt.

and Garner Valley.

call Philip 760-345-6234 to register


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