Organizer

Ron Knight
Ron Knight
Phone
315 650 5590
Email
[email protected]

Ron Knight is a retired Canadian biology teacher and school administrator who has wintered in the Coachella Valley for 15 years. He loves hiking in the desert because, “it's like being on a different planet compared to the rain forests of British Columbia”. Ron enjoys researching the history and geology of the areas in which he hikes and will share some of this information with you on the trail. Ron's interests include travel, movie making, tennis, gardening, and fitness. His motto is, "Aging is inevitable; being old is a choice".

Location

Coachella Valley Preserve
Coachella Valley Preserve
29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276

HIKE GROUP SAFETY

Date

Feb 22 2024
Expired!

Time

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Labels

Easy Hike

THOUSAND PALMS TO MOON COUNTRY

This loop hike starts in the Thousand Palms oasis which is above Highway 10 in the Coachella Valley Preserve.   From the trail-head, we’ll enter a level, sandy path surrounded by lush vegetation that is fed by underground springs.  After passing Simone Pond, we’ll ascend to a plateau with magnificent views of the oasis and the Little San Bernardino Mountains.  The Moon Country hillsides around us will likely be covered with yellow Desert Sunflowers.  We’ll return to the parking lot along a broad wash below Herman’s Peak.

Anyone in good physical condition and able to walk at a moderate pace for 2-3 hours should enjoy this hike.  We’re meeting in the Coachella Valley Preserve – Thousand Palms Oasis parking lot, shown on the map below if you zoom in several times.  To reach it, go east over Highway 10 on Ramon or Washington and turn at Thousand Palms Canyon Drive.  Follow that road until you go around a long curve and see the large parking lot on your left.  Park on the main road across from the gate which will be locked but accessible on foot.

TO REGISTER, EMAIL RON AND INCLUDE A PHONE NUMBER.

HIKE LEADER: Ron Knight

HIKE LOCATOR: Thousand Palms

HIKE DIFFICULTY: Easy:  4 miles; 300 feet  (No pets allowed in the Preserve)

 

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