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.



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.


12/6/2017  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


12/7/2017  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
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


12/9/2017  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


12/12/2017  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. 

Hopalong trail north of Cat canyon. Call Gordon for details and sign up 760-219-7525


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
LADDER/PAINTED CANYON (MECCA)

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 600 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:  10

A must see venture through narrow canyons accessed by ladders.

Members only. Climbing/scrambling in non-traditional route through Painted Canyon. Thanks to Bill and Gail Stewart and Mark Benson, we have more canyons to explore and ladders to climb. Upper body strength, flexibiliity, balance required. Co leaders Gail and Bill Stewart.


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. Expect a brisk pace!! Mary Finnan will co lead


12/18/2017  Monday
MONTHLY SOCIAL

 Newly Added Hike
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.

December social at tavern in the Miramonte Resort and Spa - Indian Wells


12/19/2017  Tuesday
SOUTH LYKKEN TO THE SECOND PICNIC TABLES.

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   6.5 miles. Elevation gain 1,000 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

Hike above Palm Springs to second picnic tables.

Unparalleled views of Palm Springs and Coachella Valley.


12/20/2017  Wednesday
SPITLER PEAK: GARNER VALLEY

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   11.3 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-
pace 2.5 at from, sweep at 2.0 for those wanting to go slower


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


12/21/2017  Thursday
PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE: JOSHUA TREE NP CHOLLA GARDENS, WHITE TANK ARCH

 Newly Added Hike
Moderate  |   SHORT WALKING DISTANCES, AVOIDING ALL CONTACT WITH CHOLLA CACTI
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: 4:30AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

This is a destination photo shoot, sponsored by the Photography Section, geared to those interested in photographing sunrise from inside the Cholla Garden. After the shoot, we will travel north to White Tank, photographing the rock formations and arch there. This is a walkabout, not a lot of hiking involved. Early a.m. start, members only.           

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


12/22/2017  Friday
MAYNARD MINE: PALM SPRINGS

 Newly Added Hike
Strenuous  |   8 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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  10

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.


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.


12/23/2017  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


12/27/2017  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.


12/28/2017  Thursday
ART SMITH TO 1ST OASIS: PALM DESERT

Moderate  |   5 miles. Elevation gain 1200 ft.
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: 8:00AM   |   Max Num Hikers:  No Limit
This trail takes you through several palm oasis, and is decorated with abundant plant life. The first oasis is reached after a short hike, the others are a little more difficult to hike to. After about 5 miles the Art Smith Trail crosses the upper reaches of Magnesia Canyon, then on to the Hahn Buena Vista Trails. The trail intersects the Hahn Buena Vista trail at the Dunn Road. Near this intersection are picnic tables and a horse tie rack. This trail offers scenic overlooks, panoramic views, and the possibility of viewing Bighorn Sheep and other wildlife. Laurie Lantz will co-lead


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.


1/8/2018  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


1/10/2018  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.


1/13/2018  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
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


1/15/2018  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


1/17/2018  Wednesday
INDIAN CANYONS TO PALM SPRINGS WC-WH-G

 Newly Added Hike
Extremely Difficult!  |   This will include very steep hiking, dry waterfalls and palm groves.
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:  10

This hike will show you different moods of the desert from steep climbs, climbing dry watefalls and going through palm goves to high trails.  There will be a fee at the gate and it is necessary to call the Hike Leader if you have not hiked with him in the past.

Please call if you have not hiked with me before.


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.


1/22/2018  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


1/24/2018  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


1/26/2018  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
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


1/27/2018  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


1/28/2018  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


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.


2/9/2018  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
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.


2/12/2018  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


2/14/2018  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


2/19/2018  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.


2/23/2018  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


2/24/2018  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:  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 21 at 5pm to give the hike leaders time to talk to all participants about car shuttling.


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


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.


3/10/2018  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


3/12/2018  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


3/19/2018  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:  15

  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.


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